Someone asked me a question the other night: “Hey Dean, you know everything (right!), which bathroom stall should I use?”
Why ask me that question? I might be the “Go To Gay Guy,” — it’s not like I’m a Republican Congressman!
If it’s the cleanest stall you want to use, according to a 20/20 report — it’s the 1st one, the one nearest the door. Most people seek privacy when they go to the bathroom, so they will head to the farthest one away from the door. I guess it makes sense since so many people are both pee and pooh shy (blame that on your parents).
What is usually the case though, is that the “Handicapped/ Special Needs” stall is usually the furthest from the door, yet many people won’t use it, just in case a disabled person came into the bathroom while they are using it. Because of all those considerate people, I’ve found that the Handicapped / Special Needs stall is the cleanest – and it has the most room for your luggage if you’re at the airport. Yes, I use that stall if there aren’t’ others available – I know, I’m a monster.
It’s not like I’m “parking” in there, I’m just in for quick drop-off and away I go. Plus, I’ve never seen a sign on the door that says I’ll be “ticketed and towed” if I use that stall. If I do see a handicapped person headed to the bathroom, by all means, I won’t go into the handicapped stall. That just makes sense.
Purse Alert: Ladies, if you have a purse with you, don’t you ever put it on the bathroom floor. The floor is full of ugly stuff (fecal matter, viruses, microbes) that can make you and your family sick. Your purse could be dirtiest thing you own if you’re in the habit of putting it on the bathroom floor. It’s not recommended that you hang it on the hook on the door either, that makes it easy pickings for thieves. I guess you’ll have to keep it on your lap or sling it over your shoulder or balance it on your head, life just got a little harder, I know. Men with “murses,” well, I can’t even think about having one, so you’re on your own.
PS: Do you throw your dirty toilet paper on your bathroom floor at home? No one wants to see “your production.” Clean up after yourself!