Men’s Restrooms

 I’ve been in several restrooms over the past month, and I have observed a few things that left me scratching my head. I have observed men who go into a bathroom where there are urinals open, and they go into a stall to stand and urinate.  A few times, I have walked into a stall right after someone came out, only to find urine all over the seat. 

Question 1:  Why do men use the stall to stand and urinate when there are urinals open? 

Question 2: Why do these men urinate into the toilet without lifting the seat?  Laziness?  Fear of germs?  Plain old inconsideration?

Question 3: Which is worse, ladies: when men don’t put the seat down, or when they don’t lift the seat and urinate all over it? 

These are the questions I ask myself when I’m forced to be awake at 3am.


About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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4 Responses to Men’s Restrooms

  1. #1 – could be shy bladder syndrome?
    #2 – Ay or all of the above
    #3 – Lack appropriate qualification to answer the question as asked.

  2. Mari says:

    Well, I can say it’s worse when men urinate all over the seat. But, I do not have to deal with that. My husband does not urinate all over the seat (or on any part of it) AND he ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS puts the seat down. Even the lid. We both do. And this has absolutely NEVER been a source of argument in our home.
    Now – explain to me this…how is it when I walk into a women’s restroom and find someone has dripped on the seat? This happens WAY more often than I like to admit. ICK!

    • Steve Picray says:

      Mari: Another question is this: why is it in our culture that men are expected to put the seat down for women, but women aren’t expected to put the seat up for guys?

      As far as your “women’s restroom” comment, I understand from my female friends that some women “hover” over the seat, and this could cause the problem of which you speak. Let’s all agree that bathrooms are just gross. Oh well.

      • Mari says:

        Yes – let us just agree with that 🙂
        And – I couldn’t agree with you more about having expectations for men but not for women. That is not fair at all. And, I know for a fact that if my husband was a seat-leaver-upper that I wouldn’t care in the least bit. Somehow, though, God put two people together that put even the lid down everytime, so it’s never been an issue in our house. But even if we weren’t lid-putter-downers it wouldn’t be an issue because I agree – having that expectation for men to cater to women in this area, but not vice versa is unfair.

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