Disgusting public toilets

toilet bowl - disgusting public toilets
Philippines
March 14, 2007 5:11pm CST
Have you ever had bad experiences with using public toilets? Well, it's not really a big thing though for the men as we can just pee on the urinal without having to our skin close to the urinal itself..unlike for the women, who mostly need to sit on the toilet bowl when they pee.:P My mom almost always gets a frowning face every time she need to use a public toilet like for example when we are in the bus station, or even just in the malls. So a roll of tissue is really a must have for my mom when she gets inside a public toilet...she places a neat ring of tissue around the seat before lowering her derrière. do you also do the same as what my mom is doing when you need to use a public toilet? what other tips can you possibly share which is helpful for people who will come to use a public toilet and encounter some disgusting ones? do share your ideas...
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Rogen,I hate to use public tolets,you Never know what you might find...I think womens restrooms are the worst,if a man ever entered a nasty womens restroom they would be shocked....and most of them are really nasty.I don't blame your Mom for taking a roll of tolet paper,there is hardly ever a roll in there to start with.Womens restrooms have the most disgusting smells,poor higene,pee all over the tolet...Yuck!!!It must be a lot of women do not believe in soap and water....I have walked into womens rest rooms and spoiled tuna would smell better..Im sorry,don't mean to be gross,but womens bathrooms are nasty..I bet they need a whole maid unit to keep it clean ,that is "If" you can find a clean one..Your Mom was right!!!
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
true, thanks for reminding me of the unisex toilets..i forgot to mention that one... that would be the worst toilet one can ever use...you wouldn't know if it was a man or a woman who used the toilet before you... :P
@decimus785 (1419)
• Aruba
14 Mar 07
For me it's a big thing,sometimes there are bathroom who has pee all over the floor,i even slipped once because of people peeing on the floor instead of the toilet.Can you imgagine slipping and falling down in the pee.
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• Philippines
14 Mar 07
Errr that is one experience I would not like to happen to me..slipping on the floor with pees all around. that's one horrible thing we have had, decimus...am sorry to hear about that.
@jojopuff (520)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I have had a few bad experiences with dirty public toilets, but when I notice one I go to a different stall. I don't want to be around filthy toilets. I especially hate it when the employees don't keep their toilets clean. I carry around antibacterial Wet Ones wipes in my purse, so before I use a public toilet I wipe it clean with those. That's the only tip I can think of! It works very well though!
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• Philippines
14 Mar 07
thanks for that, jojopuff...i'll tell my mom bout this antibacterial wet wipes..she'd probably give up here roll of tissue for this..thanks
@mbizmom (237)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I hate all public toilets, you never know who's bum sat on it before you. I used to carry a trial size can of Lysol around with me so I could disinfect and wipe down the seat before using it, now I just try to hold it until I get home. Guys do have the advantage of usually not having to sit on a germ infested toilet seat, but sometimes you have to stand in puddles, yuck!
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
LOL..true, the urinals also isn't that clean always...same dilemma with the women could also happen.. :P thanks for your response.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
15 Mar 07
i wanted to see just for the fun if the word toilet is mentioned on the net..an article or somthing and i was astonished to find out that there are..and pay attention..18 words in the english language for toilet..that is amazing makes you think why there are so many words for the same thing..are people trying to make the act itself or the place where the acts takes place a nicer place..lol well then i decided that i am going to share my experiance at the public toilts..i'll start with saying i do not use them any more..i rather do what i need to do in nature and not in p.t!! first of all i really do not agree with the fact that i really really have to go to the toilet and in the entrance they ask me for a 1 shekel..i do not always have small change and they never have any change to give me back ..and till i end my argument with the toilet guy..i do not need to go anymore..guess why..lol second thing there is no paper..you are always doing what you are doing and then you found out that there is no paper or the paper toilet they gave you is not enough..and then what can you do? third..you always find personal belongings of others..and that makes me feel really uncomfortable 4.there is always a bad smell 5.you really have to be an acrobat..nobody ever sits on the toilet seat..so..everything is so complicated in a public toilet..isn't it?
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@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I hate public toilets. I never sit on them becouse they are always so nasty. If I am off some where and have to use the bathroom I always put a lot of toilet paper on the seat.
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@faraza (159)
• Malaysia
15 Mar 07
first thing u need to do is avoid public toilet at all. make sure u empty your bladder before going out, especially if u know the place that u are going to have bad public toilets. in case u still need to use public toilet, carry some tissues in your bag. for me, if the public toilet that i find is very dirty, and i really need to use it, i will try to work that muscle until i got to the comfort of my home toilet! it takes quite a practise..
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• Singapore
15 Mar 07
Haha, interesting! This is the same for my Mum too. It seems somehow that the ladies typically end up dirtier than the gents. I don't know why but it just is. I remember once when my Mum went non-stop about how dirty the toilet was and how long she had to wait to use that dirty toilet. I was just.. hmm... really? The gents were clean enough lol. :P
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
OMG! Eventhough im a man i really hate using public toilet, Not only because of the urinals is dirty but also because of the disgusting smell. I hope that people that uses public toilet must have discipline in their self. they should not leave the urinals unflashed after they used it.
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15 Mar 07
I have seen some pretty disgusting things in public toilets. What really gets me is when people leave their "mess" and won't even bother flushing the toilet. That's it for me. I just turn around and walk out. We don't need to sit on the toilet, but we do get wobbly thighs afterwards.
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• United States
15 Mar 07
while men stand up, women learn to squat over the toilet or use a lot of toilet paper across it. I won't use a public toilet unless I absolutely have no other choice. I would rather go outside than in some public restrooms. I know that there isn't a big chance on you getting a disease by it but some toilets are discusting. I have seen mens bathrooms cleaner than some of the womens bathrooms that I have went in. If the mens bathroom is cleaner then I will have my husband stand guard outside of it so that i can at least attempt to use a clean bathroom, that is if the womens is unbearable, this has only happened once though. Most of the time, I just hold it in until I am about to bust.
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
yes, or if the tiddue i'm holding is not enough to cover the entire rim i just sit down on top of the bowl without touching any part of my body into it.
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
15 Mar 07
OMG - Public Toilets! There are public toilets where I work at the market, believe me the ladies' is so bad every female would rather cross 6 lanes of traffic to use the toilets at the pub opposite! I'm not saying what I do when I use the loo, but if there are really bad toilets I would advise a person to head to the nearest pub and use theirs!
• India
15 Mar 07
Hi, I have different trick in using those public toilets.I will make a triple coating of seat with tissue papers.so i no need to sit on the dirty toilet.
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• India
15 Mar 07
i know its easier for us guys but still its eeeewwwwwwww
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Public toilet is often like that, so disgusting, sometimes there's a tissue or napkin, nside the bowl, and also the seat of the bowl, coz some the toilet seat was for their shoes... Especially at malls where too many uses the ladies room..
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@shrekk (561)
• Pakistan
15 Mar 07
I have exactly the same feelings. I use public toilets only in my school when I feel like peeing really bad, and I too do it standing. However, I guess girls can do it standing too by standing with lesgs across on the floor on each side of the bowl and then peeing. OR The more useful tip may be to squat over the bowl with feet resting on each side of the bowl and then peeing. How does this sound to girls?
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
Public toilets are just so YUCKY! They look so dirty and have a nasty smell. I always hate it when I travel and I have no choice but to use public toilets. I never sit down on public toilet seats because I really don't feel like sitting on them thinking of all the kind of people who have been using it. Sometimes, I even have to control myself and wait till I get home to be able to use the toilet.
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Well I'm a guy and I hate using public toilets as much as anyone does. They are sick and... disturbing? I remember I went to my friend's house, a friend, and I still felt uncomfortable using it. I remember I ate breakfast at his house and we went outside the neighborhood for a awhile. Then it hit me like a rock in the butt. I had to go take a dump like crazy. Thank God their were two because he had to take one too. I was so disgusted so I took it standing up. Oh yeah. It hurt my knees and I had to stand up to get my breath back because believe it got tiring. Eventually after about 15 minutes literally I finished. But man it felt as if I didn't clean myself right. Well that's it.
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• Philippines
15 Mar 07
I really hate using the public toilets. I rather wait until we get home than use public toilet. For my kids, though they are already toilet trained whenever we're going to malls or any other places I let them wear diapers so they don't have to use public toilets. They'll get sick by doing so. Imagine how unsanitized and untidy those toilets are.