My Need to Know Bathroom Story

If You Squat above the Pot

Let me begin by giving the guys a head’s up . . . this post is not for you. However, I do believe that there is probably a lady in your life with whom you should share it.

My Need to Know Bathroom Story

Last week while attending a theater performance, I did my regular pre-show visit to the bathroom.

This is a very large venue and this particular bathroom is their busiest holding upwards of 20 stalls.

I only had to wait a moment or two before a corner toilet became available.

Hopefully this isn’t TMI – but I’m thankful I glanced down before I did my typical turn around, move clothing, and sit. Because the seat was covered, yes covered in pee.

I don’t know about you . . . but I HATE to sit in someone else’s pee. Really!! I feel like I need to go home and shower.

Once I’d noticed the offending moisture I had a decision to make – squat to avoid the wet and let the next person worry about it or clean up the toilet seat and get on with it.

Be honest – what would you do?

I can’t tell you how overjoyed I was that I chose the latter, because . . .

. . . when I walked out of the stall the next person in line was one of my dearest friends from church! 

As I greeted her with a big hug all I could think was, I’m so glad I wiped the seat. I’m so glad I wiped the seat. 

And I imagine she’s glad I wiped the seat, too. 😆

For all of you who struggle to clean up after yourself when you use a public (or not so public) potty, I added a couple of lines to a familiar saying to help you remember to be kind to your fellow sisters:

If You Squat Above the Pot

If you squat above the pot
check to see where you peed;
for if you sprinkled when you tinkled
please be neat and wipe the seat! 

You never know who you might meet
who’s next to sit upon that seat!

Do to others as you would like them to do to you. Luke 6:31

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3 thoughts on “My Need to Know Bathroom Story

  1. Thanks Deb — you have written what many of us have always wanted t! — “Be a Sweetie and Wipe the Seatie!!!” Love it!!! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face! Love your blogs!!!! And no it was not TMI!!!!

    1. You’re welcome Lori, and thanks for the encouragement. Blake and I laughed when we read your comments. Thinking of the Cards games you attend . . . I’ll bet checking the seat has become routine. I love your saying too!! We need to be “Sweeties” Girls!!

  2. I’ll sit if the bathroom seems maintained, if it doesn’t then i’ll squat. if someone sprinkled when they tinkled and weren’t a sweetie anddidn’t wipe the seatie, then i won’t use it at all.

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