Monday, September 13, 2010

What do you do?

So I don't have a ton of time to write a normal blog tonight, but I wanted to ask you all an etiquette question.

Here is the scenario:

You are in a public restroom (or office bathroom in my case) with multiple stalls, obviously. You're going about your normal bathroom type business when from the next stall comes the sounds of a person making a phone call. (Using speaker phone no less!) This person appears to be calling their doctor to make an appointment, and you can clearly here both sides of the conversation. So by now you're done with your business, do you flush or do you wait for the person in the neighboring stall to finish their phone call?

I thought for a quick second and decide to just flush and get on with my business. A bathroom is for one purpose, not for carrying out phone calls. I just could feel bad for her, make calls from your desk! Who knows I could been stuck there all day waiting for her to finish all her calls.

(Note to self: Don't ever borrow another person's cellphone, you don't know if they are a bathroom talker!)

Tell me what you would do....

Do guys ever run into this issue?


  1. I have never run in to where they are on speaker but are on the phone and my though is if they choose to use th phone in a public restroom then they can expect to have a toilet flushed by another person and if they didn't want a toilet flushed during there conversation they should have taken that phone call some where else.

  2. I would have done the same thing as you Jen. It's not like you were peeing in a phonebooth. You were using the restroom for it's intended purpose.

  3. FLUSH - maybe flush 2 or 3x even! THat is what I would have done- then hope the doctor office hears it and knows the patient is calling from the bathroom - CLASSIC! Or maybe Classless!?


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