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Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:22 PM

Am I the only one annoyed when there is a public bathroom with many empty stalls.

And someone chooses the one right next to you?

What in the actual fuck weirdo?

Space when available...."Hello?"

If I have just gotten in and not really started I have actually left the stall and moved.

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Reply Am I the only one annoyed when there is a public bathroom with many empty stalls. (Original post)
alphafemale Jun 2017 OP
exboyfil Jun 2017 #1
kairos12 Jun 2017 #49
Laffy Kat Jun 2017 #2
alphafemale Jun 2017 #6
Coventina Jun 2017 #9
enid602 Jun 2017 #36
yallerdawg Jun 2017 #3
MontanaMama Jun 2017 #4
d_r Jun 2017 #8
MontanaMama Jun 2017 #12
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2017 #24
brush Jun 2017 #11
delisen Jun 2017 #20
alphafemale Jun 2017 #14
brush Jun 2017 #21
alphafemale Jun 2017 #25
TexasTowelie Jun 2017 #29
alphafemale Jun 2017 #37
patricia92243 Jun 2017 #31
woodsprite Jun 2017 #35
nini Jun 2017 #5
Coventina Jun 2017 #7
shenmue Jun 2017 #10
FSogol Jun 2017 #13
alphafemale Jun 2017 #16
MontanaMama Jun 2017 #15
alphafemale Jun 2017 #17
MontanaMama Jun 2017 #19
BlackCherokee Jun 2017 #18
Yavin4 Jun 2017 #22
Leith Jun 2017 #23
Name removed Jun 2017 #26
alphafemale Jun 2017 #27
Name removed Jun 2017 #28
CincyDem Jun 2017 #30
Iggo Jun 2017 #47
kairos12 Jun 2017 #50
jberryhill Jun 2017 #52
Voltaire2 Jun 2017 #32
samnsara Jun 2017 #33
alphafemale Jun 2017 #39
Throck Jun 2017 #34
smirkymonkey Jun 2017 #38
alphafemale Jun 2017 #40
steve2470 Jun 2017 #41
alphafemale Jun 2017 #42
Initech Jun 2017 #43
JI7 Jun 2017 #44
alphafemale Jun 2017 #45
Iggo Jun 2017 #46
hibbing Jul 2017 #58
GallopingGhost Jun 2017 #48
radical noodle Jun 2017 #51
jberryhill Jun 2017 #53
radical noodle Jun 2017 #54
Kaleva Jun 2017 #55
Xolodno Jul 2017 #56
retread Jul 2017 #57
hay rick Jul 2017 #59

Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:24 PM

1. Larry Craig is next to you

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:35 AM

49. Spewed my vodka. Thanks.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:24 PM

2. Umm, maybe just a touch paranoid?

I actually look at a couple of stalls to see which one looks cleaner. There may be another reason for choosing the stall next to you other than just being a fucking weirdo.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:27 PM

6. No they don't look at several.

They just choose to have their noisy bubbly bowel movements right next to me

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:28 PM

9. LOL! Maybe you should retaliate with:

"Geez, have you seen a doctor? You should get that checked!!"

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Response to Coventina (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 06:58 AM

36. courtesy

You can always discretely beg for a courtesy flush.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:24 PM

3. You never know when you might need to ask...

"Spare a square?"

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:25 PM

4. My spouse says the same thing

About parking spots. He'll park his new truck in the north forty and some joker ALWAYS parks right next to him

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:28 PM

8. I always want to park back aways

but I don't want to leave my car off on its own so I usually look for a big pickup to park next to.

Tell him some fool on the internet actually posted that.

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Response to d_r (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:39 PM

12. Hahahahha!

Just did...

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Response to d_r (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 11:00 PM

24. Lol.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:39 PM

11. That's what pisses me off. A million effin spaces and someone pulls next to you.

Last edited Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:46 PM - Edit history (1)

This actually happened to me in a grocery store lot.

I parked several spaces away from anyone else during the day in a sparsely populated lot.

I'm sitting in my car, having just gotten back in from shopping when an a-hole pulls up right next to me, opens his door and hits my door.

I'm one of the ones who not only parts way away from every one, I also try to find an end spot so the careless ones can only nick my door on one side.

Well this guy bumps the side of my car as he opens his door. I get out and literally say, "there's a million spaces here and you part next to me and bump my car. WTF?"

He denies it, saying he didn't hit my car. I check out the side of my car and find no dent but still tell him, "no, I'm sitting in the car and felt and heard your door hit my car. Why did park next to me?"

He says, "I like your car. I just wanted to see what kind of car it is."

I let it go after that since he did cause any damage but I was still pissed.

That's one of my prime irritants.

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Response to brush (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:24 PM

20. In the old days chrome trim protected the doors.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:41 PM

14. Speaking of parking...saw someone who had parked facing forward in a diagonal parking lane.

What in the actual....?

If I encountered a fool like that trying to leave?

Sure as hell THEY would be the one backing up.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:51 PM

21. Yep, those backer-inners are a pain with all their space and time consuming machinations to back in.

Last edited Tue Jun 27, 2017, 12:28 PM - Edit history (1)

I always think, just pull the fu_k in and be done with it already.

Someone doing that in a diagonal space is just creating problems with their contrariness.

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Response to brush (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 02:28 AM

25. I'm pretty sure this person just pulled all the way though from the other lane.

Someone in this same general area turned left toward me in a traffic circle. I just laid on the horn and kept creeping toward them.

They started gesturing and shouting like I had done something wrong but eventually relented.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 03:24 AM

29. I don't know where you live,

but there are some places where you are required to back in to angle-parking (e.g. South Congress in Austin). To park, you are supposed to move ahead of the parking spot on the street and drive into the space in reverse. The theory is that when you leave the parking space that it easier to view oncoming traffic rather than have your view obstructed by the support frame on the rear passenger side or by the vehicles beside you since you are closer to the curb, thus avoiding a collision with a vehicle that could be traveling at full speed. However, the one thing to consider when driving is not following the car ahead of you too closely since they may brake to reverse into the parking spot.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #29)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 02:34 PM

37. Nope.

This was in a parking lot with a One Way Lane.

And they will be going the wrong -ass way.

Like I said.

I hope someone makes them back their ass all the way.

And if the fools can't park I doubt they can reverse well.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 04:12 AM

31. My husband is the one who parks right next to a car - and then I can't open my door.

It has been so bad that he would have to back out of the space to let me get out or in. I have fussed about this until he does a little bit better.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 06:03 AM

35. Mine does the same thing, even at work.

Especially if a person is parked crooked or tight to the line and he feels he needs to teach them a lesson. I've tried making comments about it, but it doesn't help. I've chalked it up to being his own little pissing contest. He voted Dem with me, but things like that just remind me that he's still a Repub in some of his thought processes.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:27 PM

5. That's one of my pet peeves

And I have no idea why people do that.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:27 PM

7. I usually try to space myself, but like another said,

cleanliness can make me change my plans...

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:29 PM

10. Yes you are

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:40 PM

13. 1st world problems!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:59 PM

16. Not at all a diva

I grew up with using an outhouse at times at a camp /party area my parents owned on our property.

Also camp and done many kitty holes.

Just don't want to hear someone doing a slop dump right next to me when they had full choice of other stalls.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:43 PM

15. This thread gave me a much needed

laugh!! Is it just me?



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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:01 PM

17. Jerry Seinfeld for a moment I guess.

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:16 PM

19. I'll take it.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:05 PM

18. Too damn funny...

 

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:56 PM

22. People do this to me in my gym. They have to put their locker right next to mine.

Even though there are rows and rows of empty ones.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 10:07 PM

23. It's Not Just You

There are 20 empty stalls and they she just has to be next to me?

Once I was alone in a restroom with about 30 stalls. Two women came in and they took the stalls on either side of me. It scared me because that's how thieves work. Thankfully, I had just finished and I got the hell out of there.

Guys, how would you feel?

http://r.fod4.com/c=sq/s=w1000,pd1/o=80/

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Response to Name removed (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 02:48 AM

27. Senator Craig?

Is that you?

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 03:39 AM

30. I believe there is a Quantum Theory of Stalls/Urinals.

Not sure about the ladies room (although there was that time at the Ft. Lauderdale Crown Room - but let's not go down that road, lol) in the men's room there is an immutable quantum mechanics in play.

As background, it's my understanding that Quantum Theory dictates the way that electrons fill up the orbital shells in various atoms around the nucleus (protons/neutrons). Remember chemistry class...1s, 2s, 2d, 3s, 3d, 3p, 4s, etc... When you've got 6 electrons in an atom (carbon) they fill in specific shells. When you add one to get 7 electrons (nitrogen) it goes in a specific place. It can't go anyplace else except it's specific place - and if for some reason it's forced into the wrong place, it's highly unstable and will find it's way, one why or another, to it's right place.

It's like that with urinals...and I seriously believer there's been some study on this but I can't put my finger one it...IIRC it was in some architectural magazine which, in all seriousness, was making the case for an odd number of urinals/stalls...always.

If you have 3...the order is 1 - 3 - stall (for #1) - 2 (and only if it's an emergency (i.e. it takes more energy to fill that last position).

If you have 5...the order is 1 - 5 - 3 - stall - and then the loitering begins or, in cases of that emergency, 2 or 4 (at that point, it doesn't matter).

Now - the issue comes with an even number.

1 - 6 - 3...now what ????? 2/4/5 are ALL "close contact" positions and, as a result, highly unstable. The electrons are just in the wrong place. What to do what to do...

Here's a tip - understanding the quantum theory of urinals makes life easier. You know how to fill the orbitals (or in this case urinals) so just play the role and don't be "that guy". You all know him...he's the guy who always goes for the #2 position. You walk in to a 3 seater and boom...there's "that guy" happy as a clam in the #2 position. Now what ? You walk into a 5 seater and it's 2 & 5...you know who "that guy" is.

I'm sure this is the same in the ladies room.

I jokingly share this one night at a party and most people agreed. Some guy who was an anthropologist pointed out that it made perfect sense from his point of view because, and I kid you not, it was a remnant of our prehistoric days. We reflexively create space because we are at our most vulnerable. I don't know - I would have thought pack mentality but maybe that explains the proverbial trough. LOL

OK - that's my insomniac contribution to this deep and critically important issue of our day.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 09:00 PM

47. Also works with bar stools and, to some extent, come-and-go parking.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 01:38 AM

50. If a butterfly flaps his wings in the stall next to you...oh never mind.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #30)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 05:19 AM

52. There is an online test for this


The Urinal Man Simulator is here:

http://www.urinalman.com/

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 04:39 AM

32. Sometimes all the other stalls are epic disasters

did you consider that shit?

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 06:00 AM

33. womens public restrooms have NO empty stalls and a line out the door...

...can we use yours?

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Response to samnsara (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 01:17 AM

39. I have only seen this happen at ball games

...and concerts.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 06:03 AM

34. Third person walks into the toilet room.

50-50 chance you get blamed for the fragrance and musical seranade.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Tue Jun 27, 2017, 06:02 PM

38. I have the same problem with public transportation.

On a nearly empty subway car or bus, when someone feels the need to come and sit down right next to me. Jeeze people, have you ever heard of the concept of personal space?

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #38)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 04:48 PM

40. I would definitely get up and move in that case.

That's just too damn creepy to even think about.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 05:23 PM

41. how about restrooms in gas stations etc that have not been well-cleaned in, oh.....

forever ?

That really annoys me. Oh, and the cattle feeder trough urinals for men. Hate those.

Carry on!

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 06:46 PM

42. Yeah. Used to travel by auto quite a bit.

You develop a list of where to go...so to speak.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 07:42 PM

43. As long as they don't stick their foot in my stall, I'm fine.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 07:46 PM

44. maybe the other ones are dirty or don't have tissue

 

That's the first thing i would assume.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #44)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 08:04 PM

45. It's not like they check.

They just amble in and plop their ass next to you.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Wed Jun 28, 2017, 08:53 PM

46. Someone sits next to me while I'm taking a power-crap, more power to 'em.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #46)

Mon Jul 3, 2017, 04:30 PM

58. A power-crap...hehehe

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 12:49 AM

48. Between this and the transgender people in the bathroom

thread, I have been laughing all day.

The only thoughts I've had in public bathroom are that I prefer to avoid them if possible, and that I hope whatever was deposited on the seat by the former user died a quick cold ceramic death.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:15 AM

51. I tend to choose one

that has toilet paper and is clean. If that one is next to you, I'll still take it over a dirty one with no paper.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #51)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 05:22 AM

53. Sounds like lyrics to a country song


I'll take the dirty toilet seat /
In the stall that's not so neat /
Even if I can't wipe clean /
I'll always pick the scene /
That puts me the closest to you.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #53)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 09:26 AM

54. LMAO!!

Great lyrics if you can work in a bar, beer, and tears.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Fri Jun 30, 2017, 09:00 PM

55. Make noises like you are masturbating

They will either move to the farthest stall from you or even leave the restroom or you may make some new friends.

Either way, it's a win-win for you.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Sun Jul 2, 2017, 05:25 PM

56. I feel embarresed when I have the squirts....

....at work, I'll sit on the toilet until I'm sure everyone is out of the bathroom, then I let it rain.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jul 3, 2017, 06:55 AM

57. Was in one the other day that had 4 urinals and a line behind them. A guy came in behind me and

said, " There's a line but it's short". I told him he should never utter the phrase "it's short" in a men's
restroom. Spaces in front cleared out kinda fast after that exchange.

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Response to alphafemale (Original post)

Mon Jul 3, 2017, 07:55 PM

59. Speaking as a guy...

I mostly am able to avoid having to sit on a toilet in public restrooms. Somebody choosing to take the urinal next to me when others are available is inconsequential.

On the other hand, if I'm sitting on a bar stool and a stranger takes the one next to me when there are multiple other options, I'm immediately uncomfortable. Different kind of stool etiquette...

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