One day, a couple of years ago, I was startled from my routine by a scream coming from the bathroom. My son clealy yelled the words, "My eyes are burning, my eyes are burning." Immediately I mentally inventoried every cleaning product I had while running to the crisis. As I arrived on the scene, no chemical product was in sight, but there was pee everywhere; on the floor, the shower curtain, the counter, and even including, yes, in my son's eyes. Don't ask. I don't know the answer of how or why either.
This situation raised an important awareness in me that I believe we all must ponder: bathroom etiquette. Everything from proper aim (that's aimed at the men...yeah, I can hear the boo's from here), to courtesy flushing can help make the bathroom experience just a little more tolerable.
Take the toilet seat, for example. It's not very hard for a man to simply lower the seat when he is finished. He might not think it's important, but I promise if he ended up bum first in a pool of cool water, his thinking might change.
Many have become more mindful of bathroom etiquette with new training tools such as The Urinal Test. Men can now play a simple online game to realize the all important rules pertaining to the urinal. Haven't taken the test yet? Just click on the link and you can be transported to the wonderful world of public restrooms.
Now if we can just have an online test for switching out the toilet paper roll and how to get your kids to stop needing something the second your derriere meets the porcelain.