Why I Hate Public Washrooms

Hey girl hey. And boy.

I never. ever. ever. use public washrooms. The only reason I’d enter washrooms in school is to wash my hands and hang around like a loner because I have no friends (jkjk) or change at that time of the month. But I’m literally prepared to hold my pee until the day I die (which would probably shortly after whoops ๐Ÿ˜‚) rather than using a public washroom. Okay, that was an exaggeration but you get the idea. So as you can see, this post is going to be pretty lengthy. Anyways, let’s get started.


 

First of all, can we just talk about the sanitation? Like I’m not even a germaphobe but do people not know how to flush here? Are people really comfortable with others seeing their waste? I know I can flush it instead but yuck – whenever I see an un-flushed toilet, I gag and check the next stall. Sometimes there’d even be pee around the rim…in a girl’s washroom!! Since when did girls start to pee like guys? Ugh, it’s pretty self-explanatory, just flush.๐Ÿ‘ the.๐Ÿ‘toilet.

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Most washrooms aren’t too nasty but can we take a moment and take a look at the doors?! I don’t know if it’s just Canada’s washrooms but the doors are literally 2 mm in length and you can literally see everything. I don’t know why but this makes me super uncomfortable because I’m really paranoid that someone would just look under or over. Seriously, if you go on yourย tippy toes, you can see everyone. Thankfully everyone’s mature and knows their boundaries but I’ve heard pretty traumatizing stories from other people. This one time, I really needed to go to the washroom in this park and my sister literally pops her head underneath and goes, “so are you done?” like ?????! I know this is my sister and she was only like five at the time but stillllย – that made me so paranoid to this day.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Fine, maybe doors aren’t a huge problem for some people but you can’t deny how awkward it is to pee with other people in the stalls. I’m pretty sure washrooms have like a 500x echo and sound system hidden somewhere. I’m not even joking when I say it feels like peeing into a microphone like ugh does it have to be so loud?? Some people always ask theirย friends to go to the washroom with them and it’s not even an excuse to miss class – people genuinely need a bathroom buddy so they don’t feel alone. With the 500x echo system and your friend awkwardly waiting outside, you really can’t blame me for avoiding this situation at all times.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย I should make another edition of 5 Things That Need To Be Invented with a better renovatedย public washroom.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Can someone explain to me why some public washrooms don’t come with trash cans? Like I get flushing toilet paper but what if you’re changing pads or something? (tmi but oh well ๐Ÿ˜‚) There’s a compartment for it outside the stall but like how awkward is that? I know it’s a girl thing and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it but you have to give me some credit here. Back to my second point about doors, this one time a girl’s pad wrapper slipped underneath to my stall and it was really awkward. I’m all for girl power and relatable problems but things would be pretty awkward if I knew who the person was. (how many times did I say awkward in this post? ๐Ÿ˜‚) Is it really that hard for builders to expand the door’s area just a tiny bit? I live in Canada here, I can pull up the charter of rights and freedoms and file a lawsuit for lack of privacy.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

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And then there’s the little things that bother me: air-dryers that have the lowest air pressure, when the locks don’t work, when the line is super long at an event and don’t get me started on porta potties and airplane washrooms! In all seriousness though, I’m thankful that we even have washrooms to begin with. Some countries aren’t as fortunate.ย โ˜น๏ธ

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But on a lighter note, what even is this post without some embarrassing moments? Bayance the potato never fails to be awkward wherever she goes. Why am I talking in third person?ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย Okay here we go.

 

  • So this one time I went to a restaurant with my family and I had to use the washroom to wash my hands (duh). I guess I wasn’t paying attention to the signs but I just figured the entrance doors would tell me so I entered from the right side. And guess what? There was literally no entrance doors and I entered the male’s washroom. ๐Ÿ˜‚ย There was a guy washing his hands right there but good thing he didn’t notice because I rushed out and used the other exit. Oh and I finally noticed the male and female signs in the smallest font ever.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย Like ugh please be more clear.

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  • Before we pray, we have to cleanse ourselves – aka Wudu. You basically just wash your hands, face, arms (hand to elbow), lightly wipe hair, ears and then feet. So since the timing backs up an hour in the winter and I had basketball after school, I had to do Wudu at school. I usually avoid doing it in front of people since the majority of our school are Non-Muslim and the sign says ‘Hand Washing Only’ – whoops. ๐Ÿ˜‚ย I was almost done when two girls from the other class walk in and go like, “umm why are you wet?” All I had to say was, “it’s a cleansing routine you do before praying.” but I apparently wasn’t in the mood to deal with questions and didn’t have much time to explain it properly so I just didn’t say anything and tried to walk past them. Then they literally followed me and went, “UM I’m confused.” and then for some reason I said, “because…”, nervous laughed and left. Like ughhh can I please be more awkward? I never act like this but I literally had no idea what to say especially because these girls aren’t the most open-minded. This goes to show how great I am at first impressions.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • I believe this was sixth grade but I was going to the park washroom at my birthday party because I really needed to go. I was just walking as usual when I thought I saw slenderman (I had a phobia at the time, stop judging meย ๐Ÿ˜‚) and rushed back. I asked my best friend to come with me which is against my nature because hello? Awkward 500x echo system. And the worst thing with this park washroom is that it has an upgraded 5000x echo system which was just great. It was the most awkward 15 seconds ever but whatever.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย Oh and there was a pee container by the sinks like who even does that? I should seriously redesign all the public restrooms.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Since air-dryers hardly ever dry your hands properly, I always use paper towel. But at my school, there are no paper towel dispensers but instead a tampon dispenser for emergencies. So since I was new to the school, I had no idea and mistook it for the paper towel. I kept pulling the lever over and over again but no paper towel came out. (the tampons would come out with money so thankfully, they didn’t come out instead๐Ÿ˜‚) I was literally standing there like an idiot until one girl was like “um…you realize that’s a tampon dispenser, right?” Tampon dispenser?!!ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ย Ugh I must’ve looked so awkward!ย ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Anddd that’s all for today.

Do you hate public washrooms?

Any public washroom embarrassing stories?

I’ll see you guys in my next post.

Bayyyย ๐Ÿ’ž

 

 

 

 

 

75 thoughts on “Why I Hate Public Washrooms

  1. Lizzy says:

    Seriously, girl! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Your posts are so darn funny! I LOVE them! They always make me laugh! Like, how are you so good at humor without trying!? ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚ I also hate public restrooms! They drive me crazy! ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜›

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  2. emilyryann says:

    I agree, especially when it comes to people not flushing and the doors. Like seriously, did no one ever teach these people how to be a hygienic lady? Also, I never touch the doors with my hands, I always have my sleeve or a paper towel over my hand and then even after that I use hand sanitizer!๐Ÿคข ๐Ÿคฎ โ€”https://emilyryannblogblog.wordpress.com/

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    • Bayance says:

      I KNOW RIGHT! Like is it too hard to ask? Finish your business but like clean it up smh. Looks like you’re a germaphobe but seriously, when it comes to public washrooms, I’d probably do the same. ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท

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  3. ahappilyellaafter says:

    oh my gosh, i canโ€™t ๐Ÿ˜‚! you are literally the funniest person ever ๐Ÿ˜‚! there was this one time… actually, nah. you are probably going to be scarred for life like i was but i wonโ€™t let that happen ๐Ÿ˜‚!

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    • Bayance says:

      Gurlll thank you so much – so glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nooo tell me rn!! I want to knowww. I’ll share an exclusive horror washroom story that I forgot to add in this post ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • ahappilyellaafter says:

        no problem! okay, you asked for it… once upon a time, there was a girl and her mother. they decided to go into a public restroom (which was a big mistake). they each went into a cubicle and there seemed to be an explosion of… ๐Ÿ’ฉ in each one ๐Ÿคข. ugh so sorry ๐Ÿ˜‚! no no no ๐Ÿ˜ฃ!

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      • Bayance says:

        Eeeek gross!! People seriously need to flush like ugh I’m so sorry you had to see that! ๐Ÿ˜‚ So as promised, here’s the story. I had a dream about this weird washroom with coloured doors and it there was stalls around the edge and the far top. I went to that one and I saw words written in blood. I immediately hurried out but a bloody-mary-like figure creeps up behind me and I wake up. Fast forward 2 months later, I see the EXACT same washroom from the dream and even go as far to the last stall to see red marker. I legit dashed out as fast as I could and held me pee for the whole day. Ugh public washrooms, why do you have to be so creepy?

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  4. Natalie Therese says:

    Soooo true, my friend, one time at my ballet school I was using the restroom, and the door wouldn’t lock and a teacher walked in on my. I was so embarrassed, and even though this was like two years ago, I still have flash backs whenever I see that teacher. Of course, she had to teach my intensive class this year, so Tuesday evenings are essentially mortification city. Girl, I do get you on the religious stuff you do but don’t want to explain! I can’t eat meat on Fridays (Catholic thing), and it’s always super awkward when someone wants to trade sandwiches, or I hang out with a friend. The awkwardness. Haha, I probably would have kicked my sister had she slid under the door, but hahaha, I nearly died when I read that, sorry, it was just so funny. I feel like my sister would sooooo do that, it’s amazing the things siblings do, and the things you put up with as a big sister. Great posy

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    • Bayance says:

      OMG THAT’S SO AWKWARD!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I would legit die every time I see the teacher. Aah I’m so glad someone relates. There’s a holy month of the year where we fast from sunrise to sunset and I tried to explain it to this girl and she just goes like WOW THAT’S WEIRD like okay… ๐Ÿ˜‚ AHAHAHA I was about to. Girl don’t worry I’ll give you a second to laugh at my humiliation. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Well at least she was 5. HAHA IKR siblings are literally the worst but I love them to death. Tysm!

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      • Natalie Therese says:

        It was sooooo awkward hahaha, I totally do die, every time. Oh wow that makes me a zombie, weird. Ramadan, right? That sounds so hard, I’d go nuts, I admire you, girl. I’ve had my moment, thanks, I shall now feel sorry for your humiliation. Haha, yes, siblings are legit SO annoying, but I couldn’t live without them. I just emailed you, but I might not respond because I’m technically supposed to be watching my sister. XD

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      • Bayance says:

        ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Dun dun duuun. Yes, it’s Ramadan. Girl surprisingly it really isn’t that hard. You get so used to it and it feels so good to detox your body and focus your mind on religion. Well unless when my period comes, then I get to binge-eat for a whole week (oops- tmi) ๐Ÿ˜‚ Right?? Okay I’ll check it right now.

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      • Natalie Therese says:

        Haha, I’m still not sure I could do it. Catholics do fast leading up to Easter, but it’s less intense (No meat, and only one meal) and this year I was legit dying. Wait, do periods make you super hungry? I guess that makes sense…I don’t have my period yet and I literally was only told what periods are a year ago and it was news to me, so for the next six months I was literally terrified it was going to pop up at some unexpected and bad moment, haha. I still worry I might get it during a performance, but I just cross my fingers, haha.

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      • Bayance says:

        Yeah we’re not allowed to fast during our periods because one, we probably might faint (lack of food on a period is a no no) and our Wudu automatically goes away if we’re bleeding so we can’t pray either (for that week). I was so paranoid as well but thankfully it didn’t leak or anything the first time. You’ll be fine and if not, then hey, at least you’ve got another awkward moment to add to your list. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  5. Girl Illustrated says:

    Oh gods I hate public washrooms!!! Seriously why can’t people just flush the toilet?! I never go to my school’s restroom. Only to wash my hands. I have walked into guys restrooms so many times but it didn’t bother me ๐Ÿคท but I do remember one time I wanted to go the restroom so bad between class and my teacher allowed. When I walked in, I saw a guy and he was just looking around confused af. I went out and looked at the sign and it was the girl’s restroom. So I just coughed awkwardly and when he turned around I think he finally realised it. He walked out ,looked at the sign and I could clearly see the embarrassment in his face. Thankfully I was the only one there. Oh. And one time we had this lunch somewhere with my family and my brother walked into the ladies toilet. He didn’t even realise it until he got out after doing his ‘business’ and I told him๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • Bayance says:

      IKRRR!! SAME HERE – ARE WE TWINS? Omggg that’s so awkward! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚I love to hear this from another perspective and it seems like it’s more embarrassing for the other gender. ๐Ÿ˜‚ AHAHAHA UNTIL AFTER HE WAS DONE?! That must’ve been so funny. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I would’ve never stopped reminding my brother of this story. Seriously though, the signs should be more obvious. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. honeynoo says:

    the state of my school toilets are SO DISGUSTING i literally only go in there on my period and thats because i HAVE TOO. your posts are so relatable, love this x

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  7. Captain Grace says:

    The worst part of using them, at least where I live, is having to search for “the stall”, aka the one stall that has a working lock, decently clean toilet, toilet paper that isn’t strewn all over the floor, etc. You don’t appreciate having a private washroom in your house until you go on a road trip and have to use the roadside ones๐Ÿ˜‚

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  8. Clover says:

    This was such a hilarious post, Bay! I feel you omg! The 500x echo sound system like can someone PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS! The most awkward moments in my life ๐Ÿ˜ณ! Lol, there was this one time when ( I was like 5 ) my mum was away.. and I really needed to pee, and my dad and I were walking through a park so I had to go into the menโ€™s bathroom with my dad holding my hand! It was so embarrassing!! I remember him telling me to look down because people were there and omg. Scaring moment in my life… ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ loved this post, I really like it when you can read a blog post thatโ€™s just so relatable!!
    ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› clover

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    • Bayance says:

      Tysmmm ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ YAS IKR LIKE SERIOUSLY UGH ๐Ÿ˜‚ Omgg girlll thank goodness you were 5 but like if you saw anything, you would’ve been scarred for life. ๐Ÿ˜‚ My little brother used to go with me to the ladies washroom to wash his hands haha. Thank you so much again – I’m so glad you enjoyed and I love making these type of posts because there’s just so much rant in my system.๐Ÿ˜‚ Not sure if that’s a good thing but oh well.

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    • Bayance says:

      OMG YES IKR! Like wow washroom, you really picked the right time to be unflushed. ๐Ÿ˜‚ And then there’s that one stall that everyone lines up for. Might as well have first class washrooms tbh.

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  9. Aboutmyawkwardworld says:

    Omg dude, I HATE public toilets – they honestly make me gag a little. I didn’t even trust the ones in my school and for like a solid year and a half I brought my own toilet seat covers๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Now I’m older and wiser, I’ve learnt the old swatting technique works wonders – I could NEVER sit down on a public toilet again๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • Bayance says:

      IKRRR ๐Ÿ˜‚ Exactly! – omg wow I need to consider that. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I’ve heard people do that but I don’t feel comfortable at alll so I prefer not to but it’s handy in some cases.

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  10. cityofquiet2 says:

    YES I HATE PUBLIC WASHROOMS! Sooo yusrayyy was going to the bathroom in school and this girl in the stall was singing (like super low) and she farted but as soon as she farted she stopped – IMAGINE HOW AWKWARD (I’m not making fun of her ofc farting is natural but that must’ve been KILLING level awkward- especially if she knew her)

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  11. TheUnknownWiki says:

    UGHH why is this the most relatable post, like, EVER!!?? I remember one time when i was in school and some younger girls (I think) just stood on the toilets next to mine and just like casually peeked at me from above and i was like… HELLO?? WHO EVEN DOES THAT?! We’re in a toilet, so what are you looking for? Narnia?! And I’m paranoid ever since… No but seriously, as much of an awkward topic this is, you still made a great post out of it.

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  12. Relatableexistence says:

    Public washrooms are literally my worst nightmare, everyone says I’m paranoid but I just can’t excrete faeces in a public washroom or anyone’s house but my own because of how awkward it is, like the echos are so piercingly loud and imagine coming out of the stall while other girls were outside the whole time talk about humiliation, or if you take longer than peeing so your host knows what you’ve been doing that’s mortifying to me, or if during school 5 minutes before class ends and you go to the toilet and come out after the class ended and have to rush to the next class while everybody knowing that’s just uggghhh I can’t

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  13. Scarlett says:

    I’m so glad someone shares my disgust for public washrooms. It doesn’t even help that I live on campus and so I get to see things I don’t want to see for months!!!
    I don’t want to disgust you further but I agree with you, people really need to learn how to flush the toilets. Sometimes I’d enter a toilet and for the life of me, I’d feel like throwing up…no kidding!
    Interesting post by the way!

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