If you are like me, then you dread the thought of having to use any toilet that isn’t your own. Especially if you end up having to use the toilet at work that is expected to ‘serve’ the 500 other people you work with. I knew a lad once who used to bring his own toilet cleaning kit into work with him. I s**t you not.
I have somehow managed to train my body to only use the toilet when I am at home. It has taken a while, but the training has been worth it. I no longer have to worry about spending ten minutes cleaning a toilet with disinfectant wipes before I use it.
I especially try to avoid the horrendous toilets which can be found in service stations and other public areas which have a high amount of footfall. They resemble something out of a horror movie. If you have seen the film ‘Trainspotting‘ then you will have an idea of what I am talking about.
Work toilets can also be particularly nasty, as some employees seem to think that spreading their body waste everywhere is akin to having a go at their boss. It is almost as if leaving the toilet in a mess is an indirect way of having a go at your boss when in reality it’s the cleaners (and co-workers) who end up bearing the brunt of it.
But for one workplace, in particular, they felt that they had no option other than to put up a pictorial guide regarding how you should and, more importantly, shouldn’t use the toilets at work.
In what sort of condition must the toilet be left to make signs like this necessary?
There was a rumour on social media that this sign was found in a popular fast-food restaurant.
But, for legal reasons, we cannot name them as we cannot prove that this sign is indeed in their staff toilets.
But its stuff like this which give people like me OCD!