Prepare to be grossed out. I was. We’ve probably all experienced this, most of us more than once, but that doesn’t make it any less unpleasant.
Yesterday, I had to use the toilet in a public restroom, as people my age often do. When I opened the stall door, I discovered that the last person who used it left me a wonderful present. Having gone number two, he left without flushing. Eeeewww! Both the visual and the odor were gross.
What kind of person does this? You might expect a toddler to behave in this manner, but how many toddlers go into public restrooms without parental supervision? Especially when the door requires someone to come enter a combination just to let you in? No, I don’t think the culprit here was a toddler.
So was this some teenager who thought it would be cute to do this? Could it have been someone so uncouth he didn’t know any better? I have trouble imagining that either of these could be the case.
Why anyone would do this is completely beyond me. I guess someone who grew up using an outhouse and wasn’t aware toilets could be flushed might do it, but are there really any such people in the United States today? I doubt it.
Of course, this isn’t the first time I’ve ever come upon this situation, but that makes it no less disgusting. I’m glad it wasn’t in a restaurant. I don’t think I could have eaten after that, and if I’d just finished eating I might have lost whatever I ate.
What do you think of people who do such things? Can you think of anything to do about it—other than flush? I can’t. Please share your thoughts on this sorry subject.
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