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toilet seat covers. I hate them.

Dear world:

Toilet seat covers are a total waste of trees.

Yes, someone else's butt was on that toilet seat before yours, but butts are really not that dirty. Hands are dirty, that's why you wash your hands. If your butt needed to be clean, we would have thought of ways to efficiently wash our butts a long time ago. But nobody cares. You put your butt back into your pants and move on with your life.

I'm convinced that 99.999% of covers that are used are grabbed just because they're there, anyway. People see the covers in the bathroom, suddenly think of all the other butts, and grab one.

So stop buying them. Stop using them. Start an official boycott. Every time I see them, they make me very angry. They encourage people to be totally illogical, base a decision on whether they're "squicked out" by something. That's a real problem in our world, on many higher and more important levels, that's why these covers need to go. They're not just tissues, they're a symbol of global irrationality.

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eeekster
Aug. 24th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
So I'm not the only one!
jume
Aug. 24th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hear, hear!
okoshun
Aug. 25th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
They've never really become popular up here - I found the concept weird every time I came down there. then I've started seeing them up here.

However, with that said, there are so many people up here who refuse to sit on the toilet who hover, pee all over the seat and then don't clean up after themselves. Then there's the ones who refuse to touch the handle and if they can't flush the toilet with their feet will just not flush.

At the airport last night, in a completely empty washroom, I didn't find a seat without pee all over it until I got to the *sixth* toilet.
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aryanhwy
Aug. 25th, 2013 06:24 am (UTC)
If your butt needed to be clean, we would have thought of ways to efficiently wash our butts a long time ago.

They're called bidets, and they mystified me as to their purpose for some years after we moved to Europe. On my first visit as a teenager, I used them variously for (a) washing feet and (b) hanging up laundry to dry. The hotel staff kept moving the latter.
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aliki
Aug. 30th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Modified bidets with a wall-mounted hose is commonplace in Malaysia and Singapore, and most of Asia.

In fact, most Asians consider it unclean to just wipe with toilet paper.
sunneschii
Aug. 25th, 2013 08:52 am (UTC)
I haven't seen one around here for a long time. More often I see the spray of desinfectant in the booth, where one can spray some on a small piece of toilet paper and use that one to clean the seat.
But like so often, where it would be really necessary, the often nothing. So, investing in a pair of good leg muscles to be able to easily hoover over the seat is the best solution in my opinion.
tweekers
Aug. 25th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever seen such a thing here.
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