Damn I Forgot My Gas Mask

Are Gas Masks Provided At All Times - Gas Mask Are Provided for Offending Aromas
@wolfie34 (26773)
United Kingdom
August 31, 2008 6:24am CST
When you've done your business in the bathroom and there's an unhealthy aroma hitting the room, do you spray? Or how do you get rid of the offending smell? When another member of the family has just been in the bathroom and you happen to go in after them and the toilet stinks, do you shout at them? do you have a quiet word with them afterwards to ask them not to leave the place smelling? or do you quietly spray it and not say a word? What about when you go into another house and need to use the toilet and you leave a smell, how do you mask that smell so you don't feel embarrassed if someone goes into the toilet after you? Are you sensitive about the smells you leave after you have left the toilet? Or do you just do your business and don't hang around if it smells or not? So is a gas mask needed?
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Great discussion, wolfie! I would never be caught without my trusty can of spray for the bathroom. In addition, I also use the little things that hang just under the rim and become refreshed after each flush. I don't understand how anyone could live without these things. Most of my visitors(family usually), inevitably wind up going there to take care of their business. I have visited a couple of homes and saw no evidence of spray or other deodorizer but most of the people I know do use them. I try not to ever need to use the facilities whn I'm away from home. Luckily, I don't get out too often.
@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
I tried those rim things once but I found them uncomfortable to sit on! and I don't like anything rubbing against my behind. I don't go out too often either, so it's just as well, in restaurants it doesn't matter does it but a friend's house well that can be risque ;0)
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 08
Sounds utterly painful! Chemicals do burn and you don't realize what is contained in those things!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Sep 08
That makes me glad that I'm in the habit of getting up before flushing, hatley!
@mysdianait (66044)
• Italy
31 Aug 08
This had me in fits! When mu son was still living at home with me this happened often. He would spend ages, even reading a book, before he resurfacing from the bathroom and on many occasions the pong was unbelievable! I have asked him in the past if he had ever thought of contacting the Russians (or other countries involved in nuclear arms) as I'm sure it could be much cheaper than any atomic or gas weapons they are trying to create. His reply? 'Mom your cooking's so good - but WHAT do you put in it?' So it was always MY fault for his 'gases'. If I eat beanz (especialy the Heinz which we don't get here) I leave a very 'strong pong' and if spray is available then I use it - I would hate for others to think I'm going mouldy inside if they use the bathroom after me If there's no spray I open a window. It is so true that internal combustion makes it so that each has his own pong
@mysdianait (66044)
• Italy
31 Aug 08
Lighthearted banter is welcome ANY day as far as I'm concerned and when it comes from you I am SURE it will be fun That's what MyLot is about and you certainly know how to do it Happy Sunday wolfie!
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• Singapore
31 Aug 08
LOL, yes if I need to do some urgent business just after dinner, I would roll my eyes too and make a simple statement that all I did was eat your dinner ha!
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@the_ruler (1444)
• Turkey
1 Sep 08
hahaha :) that was a funny post! well, you probably know children more than me as I don't have any yet. They never have the faults by themselves, there are excuses for everything but the same thing doesn't apply for the parents, why do they always cause some emberrassement even in that situation and even by cooking some delicous meals! smell, is not a good thing really :) but unfortunately, we the ones who belong to the human race, have always something "bad" inside :)
@mummymo (23706)
4 Sep 08
LOL WEll as you know sweety i smell of roses at all times so I need not worry about myself! As for the rest of the family though , phew whiff! If I am in the bedroom the bathroom door is opposite and I have had to shout at them from time to time about the smell! Open the window close the door and smell some spray - if they donlt do that I choke - maybe I should invest in a gas mask or maybe I should just use Niamh's trick with the snorkel and mask - it works for her when daddy stinks a room out! lol xxx
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 08
Does the snorkel and mask come with flippers too? and water wings? Oh and don't forget the goggles ;0) xxxx
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@mummymo (23706)
4 Sep 08
Oh yes they do - all can be found in our bathroom apart from the flippers but then she soaks the whole room enough without those! lol xxx
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@suspenseful (40201)
• Canada
31 Aug 08
We turn on the fan after one of us has gone, but that is usually when we do the big one! Other wise when I am doing my frequent trips to get rid of all that water retention, I do not, but my husband can hold his longer than I do, and sometimes I feel like you going to the army surplus store and picking up a gas mask. In that case, I resort to my favorite Nilodor and it does the trick. If I go into someone else's house, I will look for the Nilordor or turn on the fan, and warn everyone, "Don't go in there!" and hope then that no one is desperate enough to go after me.
@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
A fan is a good idea as is having windows in the bathroom but sometimes that smell gets trapped and it's like gas mask at the ready! I always spray before and after saves any unpleasant odours!
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@gabs8513 (48702)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
Actually I will spray and make a point of spraying so that the Person is well aware I am not impressed lol As for me leaving a smell I try not to very hard not to actually I try not to have a poop when I am somewhere else lol
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
As the queen says 'One is not amused' xxx
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@pumpkinjam (8108)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
As I am the only female in a household of stinky boys I won't go out of my way to spray if I make the toilet smelly. I'm the least likely of us to do that and, considering some of the smells emitted from my other half, he can't really complain if I don't de-stink the bathroom. If other people leave the place smelly, I will tell them. The kids aren't too bad actually (well, one isn't actually toilet trained yet) but I won't go in if I know my OH has been in there. I've been known to falter backwards on my attempts to go in after him. I don't make any secret of telling him how stinky he is . I'll usually wait, I'm never that desperate! The worst thing, though, is when he tries to cover up the smell with some spray stuff. Firstly, we don't have one of those "gets rid of the smell" sprays, only the "covers up the smell" sprays and they don't actually cover it up that well, especially when he uses the wrong one in our small bathroom with the window closed. It just about suffocates me so I just tell him not to bother and I just wait. At least I can't smell his poo from another room (usually) unlike the spray when he uses half a can and I can't reach the windows.
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
I think sometimes men are just big kids and worst at times especially in the bathroom where the neanderthal man emerges! Thanks for sharing and making me smile, men eh!
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@bonbon664 (3466)
• Canada
31 Aug 08
I found something that really works. You spray it into the toilet before you go. http://www.poopourri.net/ I started using it, because my neice is now living with us while she goes to college, and I wanted to make things as pleasant as possible for her. I prefer this way too, becuase I don't like to spray a bunch of chemicals in the air.
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
Thanks for the link my friend and what an environmentally friendly product! No chemicals. Thanks for sharing!
• Singapore
31 Aug 08
No Wolfie, We don't use gas masks at home. Yes we have a can of spray thingy sitting in the bathroom so as and when someone feels the need, the spray can would be notified. You did say we are one family? Then it would not be a "fuss". We just spray when needed and some members will be more conscious in that he would spray after his business. I much prefer to enter after some time has passed if a business has been conducted in the premises recently - unless I really need to make my own "dough" LMAO.
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
There should be a traffic light system on the bathroom, red for danger, amber for get read and green for safe to go in the toilet!
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• Singapore
31 Aug 08
GEEZ, I honestly that is a damn good idea!!
@mysdianait (66044)
• Italy
31 Aug 08
Surely we all have different 'tolerance' levels? What is 'safe' for one might not be the case for another
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@weemam (13374)
31 Aug 08
I have IBS pal so when I need to go I NEED TO GO LOL , I open a window , In my own home I shout out " who didn't use the skooshie " Lol , we are all pretty good at using the spray though :) :) xx
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
What's a Skooshie Nan? xxx
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@weemam (13374)
31 Aug 08
Its a Scottish word for spray :) :) we give it a wee skoosh with the skooshie :) :)
@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
Thank you for satisfying me, my curiousity xxxx
@lilybug (21140)
• United States
1 Sep 08
My brother was always one of those ones who only seemed to go every few days. He would take forever in the bathroom. He would open up the window even if it was a blizzard outside to air out the bathroom and warn me on his way out to not go in there for awhile. Me, I am sure I stink it up pretty good from time to time. I always spray some stuff before I leave the room, but then it just leaves the bathroom smelling like crap scented cookies. My son gives me grief about it if he has to go in shortly after me, but I remind him that he stinks it up just as bad if not worse than I do.
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 08
Aren't some of those sprays just as overpowering as the original smell? and after a while the original smell returns!
@lilybug (21140)
• United States
1 Sep 08
Yes, some of them are so strong I would almost rather smell the original odor.
@Hatley (163988)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Aug 08
hi wolfie when my private bathroom stinks I am the one who is to blame so I spray my favorite colgne all over the room, lilacs and rose smell much nicer than the original stinky odor.I do so love having my own bathroom, it makes me really feel just great.
@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 08
Don't you agree that some of those sprays are very overpowering it's like you need a gasmask for those too!
@ellie333 (21018)
31 Aug 08
Hi Wolfie, I can't go unless I am at home and only myself and my young son it doesn't cause any problems really. If I am away for the weekend my body shuts down and won't go, very strange, but being female a far sweeter smell anyway, ever heard the saying about someone falling in sh*t and coming up smelling of roses? Oh sh*t just released that is the aroma of the spray in the bathroom LOL. Ellie :D
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 08
And don't you just hate people who fall into shite and come up smelling of roses?
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@raydene (9871)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Hi Son I just put the fan on when I begin. I dot the hand wash after then turn the fan off as I leave the bathroom..That sends ther odors outside! xoxoxoxoxo
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
You have a fan in your toilet? Lucky you ma, I will have to come over and test it ;0)
@sherputt (35)
• India
31 Aug 08
The best is to have a good exhaust fan for the pong you leave behind. Or a good spray can do a good job. Everyone is having a different pong from the other one and one can't smell his/her own so badly as is done for others.
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@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
Yes, thank you, I always spray behind me regardless if there's a pong or not!
1 Sep 08
within my own house i generally use spray or bleach in the toilet to disguise the offensive smell and not to have anyone else endure it and pass out!! a good tip if you are in either a friends house or public place is to open the window (if you can) then strike a match this gets rid of the smell straight away honestly try it it's amazing how quickly the stench disappears!!
@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 08
Welcome to Mylot, I love your username ;0) as long as you don't light a match if you are going to 'backfire' lol! Thanks for the suggestion!
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@potrish78 (742)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
Scented candles helps a lot. Make sure the toilet has scented candles. Just light the candle after you poop. Or if your out and feel the need to drop the bomb be sure to have a match with you, light the match after you poop. it will absorb the smell and no one will know you did something inappropriate for the sense of smell. I've learned this from a friend and it sure worked for the both of us.
@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 08
Thanks for the tips, appreciated!
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@royal52gens (5398)
• United States
1 Sep 08
The restrooms in my house have ceiling fans. I turn the fans on and leave them on for awhile. If things are really bad, I have a room deodorizer that I will spray to freshen the air. I usually don't make a big deal out it.
@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 08
Ceiling fans, that's a novel idea! Wish we had those!
@howard96h (11640)
• New York, New York
31 Aug 08
Me and my roommate always argue about this, I spray too much and he doesn't spray enough. There is no window in the bathroom - this stinks too!
@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
Any relationship is about compromise hey my friend beit friendship, partnership, marriage etc. I'd rather too much than too little! Better to be engulfed by rose petals than the local chemical factory!
@Sissygrl (10912)
• Canada
30 Dec 08
I usually just leave the fan on and close the door. lol that alerts someone that there is a reason to wait a few before going in there if they can. also we have two bathrooms in this house, so if one is full the other one can be used. . that is mightly helpfull since there are 5 adults and two kids living here ;)
@MsTickle (25192)
• Australia
11 Sep 08
Since I moved here, my loo is stinky after I use it...every time! The potency varies but is always strong. I keep the lid shut and the door and am thankful for the fact that I live alone. I have a septic system and that's why it's like that. I don't use sprays because I believe the less we use chemicals the better off we are. I do use solid air fresheners but the mixture of the two can be soul destroying... I saw a gadget in a catalogue the other day. It was a stainless steel disc you hang in the loo. Apparently, the reaction of the water oon the stainless steel has a reaction and eliminates the smell. First I ever heard of it. I would have purchased one but I just don't have the money to spare right now.