02 February 2008

I am getting really pissed off with, well... Piss.

I know I only go in to university one day a week so I shouldn't let it bother me this much. But, yuck.

There's a man who uses the disabled toilet in the building I have lectures in and wees *everywhere*. And I know it's a bloke because women aren't anatomically designed to spray that liberally.

Some days the room is more like a swimming pool. Except it smells more like wee and less like bleach of course.

I know that some people live with incontinence and sometimes accidents happen. But, seriously... clean it up! Have a little respect for your fellow humans.

One day I'm going to slip over in the wee and wind up on the floor, with a broken leg, covered in his urine. You'd hope that the police could test the DNA on the wee all over my clothes and charge him with some kind of assault for setting off a chain of events which left me injured. But that doesn't even happen in CSI so it's certainly not going to happen in real life.

And it's not just the floor... it's the seat too! I know most women squat rather than sit when faced with a grim loo, but some of us aren't physically capable of that. If I try squatting I just fall down. And land in his pee. Lovely.

So, I decide to find a safer, less vile toilet. What do you do when leaving a toilet? Turn the door handle. And, yup, that's always wet too.


  1. Anonymous7:21 pm

    Is it possible for you to complain to the university and ask them to have more regular cleaning of the toilet and possibly a word with the other users regarding expectations.

    Even with incontinence issues that does not justify leaving public toilets in a disgusting state. If someone makes a mess, they should have the decency to arrange for it to be cleaned after they've finished.

  2. You could complain. Especially from the 'unsafe' angle. These places are terrified of health and safety legislation - far more than they are of the DDA!

  3. Anonymous5:50 pm

    Now are you absolutely sure it's someone weeing everywhere by accident? By the sound of it, to get that much sprayed around liberally, you'd have to be deliberately trying...

  4. Anonymous8:42 am

    This problem just happens to be a pet hate of mine...and I'm a guy! I dislike public toilets and tend to use half the loo roll wiping the seat and floor before SITTING down to do what I have to do...simply so I don't accidentally leave anything unpleasant for the following user!

    Men of this day and age need educating in toilet manners in my opinion!!!

    Lisa, I sympathise with you entirely!

    I am actually a dry cleaner and if you saw the state of some of the trousers we have to clean, you would think that some men didn't even bother with using a toilet!!!!! Yuk!!!