Do you lock the bathroom door?
March 16, 2007 6:01am CST
What is it with families that walk in and out of the bathroom regardless of who is in there doing whatever? Do families get so familiar that common privacy is not an issue anymore? I don't get it...If I am in the bathroom I want privacy. I don't care where I am...
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• Etowah, Tennessee
16 Mar 07
No. I live with my daughter and I do not care if she walks in. I will only close the door if I am in the shower, might leave a stink, or monthly times. We both know if the door is closed, someone is in there and we should knock.
16 Mar 07
Although I have more than one bathrooms at home,I will lock the bathroom even in the bathroom at home . I just do not want to be embarassed if some vistors come to my home and suddenly get into the bathroom as they do not expected someone is inside the bathroom. It is the most relaxing moment to have a bath in the bathroom in one day, I would like to do it without any pressure, and I do not need to worry someone will get into the bathroom if I lock it up.
16 Mar 07
There is currently no lock on my bathroom door as my landlord didn't replace it when he changed the door before I moved in.The only person who's usually in my house is my boyfriend however and he has seen me naked before so I wouldn't be too worried if he were to walk in. I'd still like to get a lock on the door however as I do have other visitors and they may prefer to use a locking room as I sometimes do.
• United States
16 Mar 07
I always lock the bathroom door too. I have a 15 year old daughter and I remember when she was a little girl, she used to always want to com into the bathroom every time I went in there. I don't know why but it drove me crazy. I didn't think she was big enough to reach the door handle to open the door up and come in. I started locking the bthroom door from then on. I don't like someone in the bathroom with me when I am showering or using the toilet. I like my privacy when I am in there. When you have children in the home, it is hard to get any privacy at all and I think the bathroom should be one place we should be able to go to by ourselves.
16 Mar 07
Of course when i am in the bathroom i want to have privacy. But when im in my room's bathroom and the door of my my room is lock. I dont care if my husband will go in and out in the bathroom. But if im in other bathroom i have to make sure that the door is lock.
31 Mar 07
if i m alone in the house , i lock the main door and ask my watch man not to disturb me for atleast half an hour asi like to be very comfortable when i bath and to be free where i roam in my house after coming out, so i prefer locking the main door, but if there are people around then i lock my room , as i m having bathroom attached with it, and i dont have much problem with that as i m 2 bathrooms and if there is an urgent requirement , one can use the other one.
18 Mar 07
No, we don't bother as there's just the two of us. If one of us in on the loo then the other will naturally leave the other to it, so to speak, as we respect each others privacy without the need for locking the door. If we're showering/bathing then often the other person is in the room at the same time as the person having a wash, as we like to chat to each other. If there were guests round then i'd lock it if i went in the bathroom.
17 Mar 07
I will usually lock the bathroom door if I am at home and there are other people in the house as well. I don't feel comfortable doing those sorts of activities with the possibility of someone else walking in on me. I've actually had that happen to me where someone has walked in on me while I've been on he toilet. It was not a good feeling and after that I decided it was a good idea that I lock the door to that room from now on. I also told my other half that he might want to start locking the door when he goes to the washroom or has a bath because certain other people in this house like to walk in on family members while they are either bathing or going to the washroom. There were a couple times i had found him asleep in the bathtub. I know that the last thing I wanted was for him to wake up and then have someone else walk in on him. I know from personal experience that having someone walk in on you is VERY embarrassing and I was just trying to help my other half avoid having to deal with that. I completely agree when you when you say that you want your privacy when you're going to the washroom. I believe that is the best and only way a person should go to the bathroom. The doors should be shut and the lock should be engaged. I think that everyone should go to the bathroom this way because that way you don't have to worry about unwelcome visitors while going to the washroom. It's pretty disrespectful of someone to just go ahead and open the door without knocking or even checking somehow to see if anyone is in the bathroom. Respect is something that is to be earned. I feel that doing things like walking in on someone going to the washroom shows a definite lack of respect. It's even worse if they decide to walk in without even knocking to check to see if someone is using the toilet either. I have never done this to someone and it makes me scratch my head. It makes me wonder where they got the idea to just go around thinking that they can do whatever they want and get away with it. Walking in on someone in the bathroom is just about as low as you can get in terms of things you can do to make someone feel about three inches tall. I think that if someone really wants to act properly in this regard they would begin to knock when they saw the bathroom door closed. It seems like common sense would indicate that you should treat others with as much respect as you want from them. It's the least they could do. Otherwise I would be led to believe that there is something deeper within them that is driving them to interrupt you while you are performing a basic human need. In conclusion.. I think it's essential to have privacy whenever you are going to the washroom.. Whether it be a locked door or somebody even just having the plan courtesy to knock before deciding to enter.. Especially before they get a response of some sort.. I know people who have done this to me quite a few times.. And it makes me feel very uncomfortable.. To the point where I don't even like going to the washroom in my own home sometimes.. Due to the reason of people always walking in without knocking first or getting a response before just deciding to walk in.. All it takes is a little respect for another person.. So that you can have your privacy prevented from being invaded! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx