What's up with the toilet seat thing?

Ok, so maybe you all can help me with this, cuz I just don’t get it.

What’s the big damn deal with women getting upset when men leave the toilet seat up? I mean, women don’t put the toilet seat up from men to use, so why should men have to put it down for women? How do you know who’d going to go next and thus which position the seat should be in?

I know, I know. I’ve heard people say that it’s polite and all that for men to leave the seat down, in case she has to get up in the middle of the night to go or something (and you know, it is possible to go when the seat’s not down - I know, I’ve had to do it at night when I didn’t check the seat). But what about women being polite to men?

Frankly, it seems to me it’s all a control issue and women just want the men to leave it the way they (the women) want it, rather than just dealing with it, and getting in the habit of changing the seat as you go.

This may seem like a trivial issue, but I’ve heard women complain about this all the time and it seems really stupid to me (as a woman) that this is such an issue.

Seat and lid, Sivalensis, seat and lid.

If it’s not cleaned often enough that rim can get pretty ugly looking. I put mine down when people are coming over. That’s just in case the walk in for something. If they actually have to go I direct them to the other (gf’s) bathroom.

Who cares if somebody’s just walking in. It’s a freakin’ bowl with water in it. There’s no lid for sinks is there?

It’e because if you get up in the middle of the night to use the toilet, and the seat is up, you risk falling into the toilet. There is no risk from sitting down when the seat is down (or closed).

I think this is more a matter of opinion than fact, so I’ll move this thread to IMHO.

moderator GQ

the OP is based on the presumption that relations between men and women are two-way streets. :wink:

lmao, that’s exactly it Kalt!!!

ratatoskk, if you get up in the middle of the night, you’re not going to fall in. You might end up balancing a little precariously on the thin lip, but most of the time I have enough presence of mind to check if it’s down (though sometimes I’m too asleep to do so).

And men manage quite successfully to put the seat down from the up position when they have to sit down.

Who sits down without looking? :dubious: Sleepy, drunk, stoned, etc… I always look. You never know what could be down there waiting to bite you in the ass. :eek:

How could someone accidentally sit on a toilet with the seat up? The toilet is in your line of sight when you approach it for use. The status of the toilet seat should be obvious to anyone with eyes.

No way! It’s the middle of night - I don’t want to fall into the toilet and bruise everything. I’m one of those who drink gallons of water and have a weak bladder, so I make at least one trip to the commode each night. And that seat better be down.

Doesn’t anyone here go to the toilet in the middle of the night in the dark, or am I the only one?

One can only hope. :wink:
mangeorge (likes surprises)

How can you not see if the toilet seat is down? Its right in front of you!

I’ve never been to the toilet in complete darkness, btw.

Maybe girls just like suprises and divert their eyes from the seat for “will I fall in or won’t I” fun? :slight_smile:

And if it’s down for a man, you risk pissing all over the seat. I wonder if women would be so quick to accept the “it was the middle of the night and it was dark” argument as an excuse for that.

FTR, I’ve never gone to the bathroom without enough light to see the toilet.

The toilet ought to be closed. Lid down. Fair and sanitary. That’s all.

It wouldn’t be a problem if you’d just wear your underwear to bed.

Simple solution-put it back the way you found it. Still more work for men;for reasons unknown to me, women pee more often than men. No,smaller bladder is not the correct reason, because fluid intake is proportionately less too.

Men don’t pee, men piss.
Women pee.