Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Free Ridership Dilemma Of Toilet Flushing

I attend school with about 1,000 or so ADULTS, but I have to keep reminding myself that I am NOT in a kindergarten.

I have to remind myself that these Adults have at least four years of undergraduate school under their belts. I'm pretty sure they took a college level science class, are proficient in the English language, and have the motor skills to handle simple hand eye coordination. So it must simply be that they missed a crucial three year old potty training session: the Art of Toilet Flushing (or is it politically correct to call it Waste Recepticle Management?)

I did my fair share of running to the bathroom today (I should say that I am the perfect candidate to carry out a study re: how many people fail to flush the toilet since my pregnant bladder thinks it is the size of a lima bean). Three of the six times I walked into a bathroom stall today, the toilet was NOT FLUSHED.

Since when has toilet flushing become a free-rider problem? Or is there a three year old running around the law school carrying out acts of bathroom sabotage? Hmm, perhaps these protestors of bathroom etiquette are actually carrying out an environmental crusade to conserve toilet water? Either way, it's very inconvenient for me. I have to decide whether or not I will put on my hero spandex and step in to perform the dreaded task for the welfare of the public or if I will simply move on to the next stall.

I just can't believe this is even an issue at a tier one law school!


Law Student Hot Mama said...

I feel your pain! What the hell is wrong with people? I think maybe they try to flush and then it doesn't go all the way down but they don't know so they just leave the stall with pee in it. At least do a courtesy check for the rest of us!

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh I believe it! I work in an office with a whole host of rown-ups and it's an issue there too. GROSS!