Urinal Etiquette

Don't get me wrong. By no means am I an expert in etiquette, but when it comes to urinal etiquette...I know a thing or two.

About 30 seconds ago, I walked into the bathroom at work (I had to pee pee). In the bathroom at my office, there are three urinals up against a wall. When I walked in, there was one guy at the urinals, but he was using the middle urinal! Now wait just a minute!!! Unless each outside urinal is being used, there should never be a time when you need to use the middle urinal. If he's using the middle urinal, that means that no matter which one I choose, I'll still be peeing right next to him. That just ain't right.

People...If you walk in and there are three open urinals, you use one of the end ones...always...no matter how many urinals there are. If you walk in and someone is there (and using an end urinal properly), you take the other end urinal, whether there's 3 or 20. If you walk in and there are two guys on each end, you take any urinal in the middle making sure to always leave a urinal in between you and the closest other guy. If there are only 3 urinals (listen up people), cough, wash your hands, hold it in, exit, and wait a few minutes before returning to the urinal. There is no need for everyone to be that close to each other at the urinals. There should always be a urinal between you and everyone else to act as a buffer. Please follow the rules.

Please see the following links for more information:

Urinal Test

The International Center for Bathroom Etiquette


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Melanie said...

isn't it possible that there was a man on both sides of him and they left before you got in there?

I understand that proper urinal etiquette would state that this man should have waited until one of the others left anyway, but sometimes... when you gotta go, you gotta go!

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