Bathroom

Please Be Patient And Kind

This may be is my favorite sign that I have ever seen in a church bathroom.  I think it makes a good point – we never really consider the feelings of the toilets we use.  Without going into too much detail, I would say that most of what we do to a toilet would be considered fairly rude in any other context.  Maybe it’s about time some toilets get a mind of their own.  I just hope that they never get to the point where they can retaliate because they will be able to catch us in the most vulnerable of positions.

I Found Jesus In The Bathroom At Work

This is in our bathroom at work, right in front of the toilet.  Nothing like trying to do your business with Jesus staring at you from next to the cross.  While I can see how it could cause some “stage fright,” I like to look at it as a reminder that no matter how crappy we are, Jesus is able and willing to wipe off all our crap and flush it away to a place where we will never have to deal with it again.

(If you don’t see it, look again.  It’s only the left side of His face.  From top to bottom, the white spots are: forehead, cheek/nose, lip, and shirt.  The empty spaces are his eye and mustache/beard.  If you still don’t see it then I don’t know what to tell you.)

Well This Is Awkward…

What do you do when you are in a new place and need to use the restroom, but when you get to the door you can’t figure out if it’s a multiple or single person facility?

Knocking is a good option if it turns out to be a single, but if it’s a multiple person restroom you look like a moron – especially to the people already inside.

You’d think that just trying to open the door would be an okay idea since most people tend to lock the door to a solo when they are using it.  Apparently not everyone grasps this concept though.  I have, on multiple occasions, walked in on someone who was in the middle of doing their business because they didn’t bother to lock the door.

Then comes the awkward semi-apology while staring at the floor and shutting the door as fast as humanly possible.  Maybe instead of closing the door we should leave it propped open as a sort of penalty.  Or would proper bathroom etiquette be to, if possible, lock the door for them before closing it?

Just one time I would like to walk in, give him a high five, and pull up a stool or trash can to sit on and attempt to strike up a conversation.

Whose fault is it when that happens anyway?  People always seem ticked off or annoyed when you walk in on them, but shouldn’t they be the one to apologize for not locking the door?  I think next time I will stand there and wait for an apology.

After one of these situations you can’t possibly stick around and wait for them to get done so you can use the restroom.  Talk about extremely awkward!  Especially if you made eye contact when you walked in and then you make eye contact when they walk out.  No thanks – I can hold it.

Welcome To Lebanon, MO!


Saw this sign in a gas station bathroom in Lebanon a couple weeks ago. Very apropos considering where I was.