I hate public restrooms. They're my Number One pet peeve. I've actually considered buying Depends for use when we go out so I wouldn't have to use a public restroom. In spite of the efforts of some establishments to keep them clean, the bathrooms are almost always a mess.
Most people are pigs, it would seem.
One has to wonder what the bathrooms in their homes are like. Ewwwww! Or is it that they're only disgusting in public restrooms because they're inconsiderate pigs who figure since someone else is going to have to clean it up, it doesn't matter if they urinate on the seat or leave the toilet unflushed and full of number two? I'd be embarrassed to leave such a mess. I'm the one who cleans the tables off and stacks the plates in restaurants.
I wondered for a long time how women could pee on the toilet seat. Men, yes...but women? I got the explanation while watching Kathie Lee and Hoda one morning on Today. Most women are taught to "hover," avoiding contact with the toilet seat. In hovering, they miss the mark just like men do.
I'm not opposed to hovering. I am, however, opposed to not cleaning up after oneself.
One day, Collin and I were shopping at Sam's Club. There's a Jack in the Box practically next door, so we stopped there for lunch. Collin got in line to place our order, so I went back to the restroom. Jack in the Box has single restrooms, no stalls, and this women's room was in use. I waited, until an older woman, clean and well-dressed, emerged, then went inside. What I found pretty much ruined my appetite. Though this gal was getting around a lot better than I was, her hover must have been pretty wobbly, because it was all over everything.
I ran out with every intention of catching up with her to engage in serious public humiliation--but as I've said, the old gal was getting around better than I was. By the time I got out there, she was in her car and driving away.
Earlier this morning, a segment on Today dealt with a proposal to create members-only bathrooms. It would involve construction of restrooms accessible only to those who have paid memberships. Each unit would be cleaned thoroughly after every use.
Oh, I could soooo get on board with that!