Dear Men, PUT THE SEAT DOWN
Was the caps necessary? Did I really have to yell?
Absolutely I did!
I have a bone to pick with you. Take a seat, grab some popcorn, and listen up.
Clearly my previous article on bathroom etiquette and rules fell on deaf ears. I did not want to have to revisit this, but unfortunately you forced my hand. What else is a girl to do?
Our office here and in many other offices have single bathrooms. There is no dedicated men's/women's bathroom. It is a free for all.
On the basis of it, I really couldn't care less. A bathroom is a bathroom and they aren't bathrooms with stalls.
However men, a little common courtesy would be lovely.
PUT THE SEAT BACK DOWN WHEN YOU ARE DONE!
Was that too much? Should I have left out the bold font, the underlining, and all caps? You say yes? Well, I say no.
The photo above was taken yesterday in one of the many bathrooms in our office.
This photo was taken today in a different bathroom:
I've been told I should be grateful that the men are putting the seat up to begin with and don't make a mess of said seat.
That's great and all, but is it too much to ask to have the seat put back down.
Why is it my responsibility to put it back down after you? Answer: it's not.
Clearly you had the sense to put the seat up, so clearly you are capable of putting it back down. If you are not capable of doing both of these, you can sit.
Men of the working world, I implore you to please show some courtesy to your female co-workers and put the seat down when you are done. I promise you it isn't that difficult.
The Women You Work With.
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