Alone at home, do you still shut the bathroom door?

@gemini_rose (16193)
July 6, 2008 7:58am CST
OK sounds like a strange question but I suddenly noticed the other day that even though I am at home alone in the week I still shut and lock the bathroom door when using the toilet! I cannot imagine not closing it, the thought of sitting there with the door open just feels strange and not quite right! I just wanted to know if anyone else does the same?
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@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
6 Jul 08
I will definitely close the door but never lock. i do not like to lick the door. I guess nobody enters without knocking.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I hate licking the door too... that's pretty gross!
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• Romania
6 Jul 08
ha ha I meant lock I was in a hurry and I did not realized what I wrote! ha ha
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@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Jul 08
That is so funny, I have visions of people licking their doors now!
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
6 Jul 08
no when I am home alone.. it stays wide open so as not to stress out my 2 dogs and cat who feel the need to "help" me while I am in there.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Jul 08
You all go together!
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• China
7 Jul 08
you r funny,lol.have a good time when u r together inside.
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@Amber4106 (541)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Most of the time when alone I still shut the door. I never lock the door, mainly because it's just me and my significant other who live here, and he has never tried walking in on me, nor I to him. It feels weird to not shut the door though. I think that's a feeling that we start developing very early in life, and it stays with us forever. I've seen other people who will leave the door wide open, no matter how many people are in the next room. I think that is so rude and disrespectful towards the other people in the room. Some people just don't respect themselves, as well as others, I guess.....
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@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Jul 08
I just cannot go without shutting the door! If I am out and have to use a public loo I will not use one unless the lock works.
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• China
7 Jul 08
maybe,the women attetion it more without the lock abt the door,right?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Jul 08
I will close the door, but not lock it. I never really noticed though. Most of the time, it is such a rush to get in that I take a swing to close the door and hope that it connects. It does seem like a strange question. I usually lock it when I am taking a bath or washing my hair though. Just wanted to increase the sentences in the discussion so I added some more. But you know I would never in a million years ask a question like this. It seems rather noisy.
@gemini_rose (16193)
7 Jul 08
Well that is because I am nosy, I didnt want to know what folks did in the bathroom only wanted to know if they shut the door when they were alone in the house out of habit. Or whether they just left it open cos they were alone. You know if you did not like the question you should have just ignored it, you did not have to respond, but thanx anyway xx
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
I always close too.. Just in case someone is at home and I am not aware or just in case someone suddenly comes home. I think it's a good habit to close. Peeing should be done in private and not openly.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
7 Jul 08
I agree
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 Jul 08
no, i never shut the bathroom door unless i have company of course. i do shut my bedrooom door at night. got use to doing that when my kids were home & had company most of the time as they got older i'd shut it to keep out the noise. now it's just a habit but i sleep better w/it closed.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
7 Jul 08
I always shut the bedroom door too, I cannot sleep with it open now.
@checapricorn (16069)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Hi gemini, I always do and great to hear I am not alone in doing so...LOL! My husband caught me one time when he decided to take a half day from work and was wondering why I need to close the door where in fact I am alone.I just feel more secure and private plus I also don't like the odor to be traveling around the house..LOL!
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@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Jul 08
I hate the thought of being caught on the loo!
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
6 Jul 08
I do not lock the Door but I do shut the Door I guess it is habit from doing it all the time for so many years as you say it does not feel right with the Door wide open lol so I do close it
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@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Jul 08
It is habit, but I dont think I will ever change!
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@ellie333 (21029)
6 Jul 08
Oh I never shut or lock the door as most of the time there is only me in the house and my small son. If the girls are at home I do or if I have visitors and in the winter when having a bath I will close then and put heater on to keep the heat in but any other time no, and if fact before I replide I ran upstairs to have a pee to see what it is I automatically do and I push door slightly closed but not fully go and come back down again to respond He, he,. The things I do eh to give a truthful answer on myLot. Ellie :D
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@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Jul 08
Its funny how some questions make us think and have to test it out! Usually the daft questions too!
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
3 Sep 08
yes i am closing the door but not lucking it.theres no reason since i am alone or even with my daughter and husband are in the house i still dont luck the door because they are knocking it first if they want to come in.
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• United States
7 Jul 08
No, I leave it open, I have kids and getting them to flush is more important.
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@xialinye (1403)
• China
7 Jul 08
even not alone,i don't shut my bedroom or bathroom door. it's kinda weird...what if the house gets fire or something...it cuts the time short if my door opens.
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I am never really home alone. I have 2 little kids so when I need to use the bathroom I just leave the door open so they can come in if not they would either hurt themselves trying to get in or each other. My oldest will be 3 this week and my youngest just made 1 and they are both girls. Now once my period starts then I will have to start closing the door b/c I don't want them to see me then.
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• Philippines
7 Jul 08
No, I'm not afraid at all even I'm home alone, and I do close the bathroom door. I just see to it that all doors and windows of the house are all locked.
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@reshadar (112)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I never close the door. I only close it when I have company or when my son is home. Truthfully, if my son were still little (he's 12 now), I wouldn't close the door even if he was at home. But, alas, he is now too old to get away with that anymore lol.
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@subha12 (18454)
• India
7 Jul 08
yes i still lock it. i have got this as habit. i can't go to bathroom without locking it. so its as usual.
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@maggiedg (97)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Interesting question. Many years ago, I had a dog that to go in the bathroom with me anytime I went in the bathroom, even if it was just to clean it.
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@moondan (714)
• China
7 Jul 08
To me,if i alone at home,i will not lock the door.i only shut the door.I think it is because i am lazy,it is troublesome to lock the door unless it is necessary to lock them.
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
yes, I do this. just like you I find it strange not to. I feel as if someone will just walk in on me anytime. My Gosh! I cannot imagine what i would do if that happens. i did attempt not to lock the door before but I felt too paranoid that I ended up locking the door still. Also, I make sure that the main door of the room is also double locked just in case something happens when I am inside the bathroom.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Not strange at all, I have thought about this before myself. I do not close the door when I am home alone. I usually use the guest bathroom and it is rather small and feels even smaller with the door closed. I do not like feeling closed in when I do not have to be. But I can remember as a child growing up never ever going to the bathroom without closing and locking the door.
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