I’m still at the point in my life where I spend time in pretty close quarters with people. It’s not that unusual for me and five of my closest friends to end up in a single hotel room together, and I spend a lot of time on couches, often in studio apartments.
I usually end up having to pee at night, which puts me in a quandary. If I flush, it will probably wake several people up, and will probably leave them tossing and turning while the tank refills. But not flushing is gross. But then again, it’s just pee. Most people don’t flush after a quick pee, do they? I’m talking a tiny bit of well hydrated clear pee here, not leaving the bowl full and golden. Is that really worth wasting gallons of water and waking up a houseful of people for?
I usually flush because it seems worse to be gross than rude. But it still doesn’t seem like the right thing to do.
At home? No flush. But then we don’t flush unless it’s necessary (solids, smell or just a too-sunny looking toilet bowl). Our cistern is old, has no half-flush and uses a LOT of water, so it’s easier (and cheaper) to just not.
There’s two ways to pee, either to shoot it right into the middle of the tank where it makes a GgguuurrrggleeGGGuuurrggglleeGGGuurrggglleeGGGuuurrggllleee roar or to aim for the porcelain shoreline where you produce only a kinder, gentler Wwwwhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzz.
I would certainly hope whichever type you practice has some bearing on whether you then show additional noise consideration with a non flush. Otherwise it’s like you added two integers but carried their sum to eight decimal places.