Faithful Reader Jean finds and shares the best articles! Comes a new one about Men's Room Etiquette, a subject which seems to crop up every few years - perhaps to educate the younger guys just beginning to venture forth into the world.
Women would find us men strange in this habit, wouldn't they? The minute we enter a restroom, we search for the proper urinal. If two men walk in to discover two urinals and two stalls, and the first guy ponies up to a urinal the other will go to a stall. At a long bank of them, we always ensure at least one urinal stays between us.
And, yet, if we're outside, it doesn't appear to be an issue; we don't seem to need to hide.
I had the issue of being piss shy until my military days. Having to sleep in a room with 39 other men, to see bouncing boners running to the latrine first thing in the morning...the urinals, the stalls, and the gang shower all got used to take the morning piss. I always went for a stall, until one day they were all in use and I had no choice; the shower it was.
In a separate article Jean sent along, comes the question of providing Uni's (as depicted for the years of the Ally McBeal television show): so-called "Genderless" Restrooms. I have no problem with them - we've got a few like that already in our city. But I do so wish they'd install a bank of urinals instead of all stalls for two reasons.
One, to save water - commodes waste too much, especially with the auto-flush valves. Two, some men can be real pigs (sorry, but it's true), and I hate going to use a toilet and piss everywhere.
So, what's your take on the situations, guys?
Men's Room Etiquette: Ridiculous, or proper manners?