to find books and magazines by the toilet unnecessary and unhygienic

(176 Posts)
SunsetMojito Sun 13-Jan-13 21:50:21

I have even seen a magazine rack placed helpfully beside one!
Boak!
and how long to you actually need to spend in there that you cannot manage without reading?

dexter73 Sun 13-Jan-13 22:09:19

I keep an Ikea catalogue in the loo!

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 13-Jan-13 22:09:29

I can't do a poo without something to read. I'm one of those criminal disgusting people with a magazine rack in my en suite . So shoot me.

Bogeyface Sun 13-Jan-13 22:10:09

I was about to say the same as McNew!

If you wash your hands after you use the loo then whats the problem? Unless you are a sneaky nose picker too and are worried about what is going up there? wink

dS2 likes to read on the loo. He is autistic and I am v.grateful that he has such minimal toileting issues, so we let him, but restrict him to poetry rather than novels, as other people eventually need to use the toilet too! We keep his toilet reading poetry books on a shelf outside the bathroom.

CloudsAndTrees Sun 13-Jan-13 22:10:55

YANBU! This is a pet hate of mine. When you are a guest at someone's house, you want to use the toilet, and you are forced into seeing what they like to read when they are having a shit, it just brings up thoughts that I'd rather not have.

It looks minging. If you must read on the toilet, remove the reading material from the floor beside the toilet before you invite people into your home, or just take it in and out with you as needed.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 13-Jan-13 22:11:10

Taking your Ipad in then out - it will have shite vapour on it .

Mintyy Sun 13-Jan-13 22:11:39

Yanbu. Don't like it either.

Greensleeves Sun 13-Jan-13 22:12:25

why do you think people should adjust their lifestyle to accommodate your hang-ups Clouds? confused

Bogeyface Sun 13-Jan-13 22:12:27

you are forced into seeing what they like to read when they are having a shit, it just brings up thoughts that I'd rather not have.

Read a book then, it will take your mind off it

Adversecamber Sun 13-Jan-13 22:14:09

I have never read whilst sat on the loo in my entire life

Greensleeves Sun 13-Jan-13 22:14:45

<slow clap>

CloudsAndTrees Sun 13-Jan-13 22:15:59

Bogey grin

I really don't think people should adjust their lifestyle, if that's what it is, to suit me. It's just something that I don't like. Oddly enough, I don't actually lose any sleep over it.

DeepRedBetty Sun 13-Jan-13 22:17:09

Yabu. You need to wash your hands after wiping your arse, not before, and I don't suppose you wipe your arse until after you've done the deed.

I've got the last 18 months of Current Archaeology, The Best of Matt and a stray copy of Watership Down in there atm. Apart from anything else can't think of anywhere else to put them.

MrsKeithRichards Sun 13-Jan-13 22:17:14

dh keeps his land rover magazines in the loo. He isn't a big reader but reads on the loo and in the bath. I read then when I'm having a poo. Today I learnt the pros and cons of mechanical v electrical winches. Very interesting.

Oodsigma Sun 13-Jan-13 22:18:37

YANBU

BlackholesAndRevelations Sun 13-Jan-13 22:19:38

Shite vapour! Mumsnet makes me grin

I must admit I do picture friends pooing when I see their toilet reading material, but they obviously don't care so why should I?

Bogeyface Sun 13-Jan-13 22:20:12

Sheesh Mrs could you not get him into porn?!

Don't really see what the problem is, you put it down before you wipe yourself, so not likely to get dirty that way. However any mags that go in there do go straight from there to the recycling bin just in case of wee splashes (they live on the floor), don't want them in the kitchen or lounge afterwards.

Bogeyface Sun 13-Jan-13 22:21:32

But surely by virtue of the fact that they have a bog, you could picture them shitting?

I dont picture people washing their arses when I see their shower (although I probably will now!).

SunsetMojito Sun 13-Jan-13 22:23:08

CloudsandTrees - ha ha about the thoughts you'd rather not have!! Glad its not just me with a wrong overactive mind!!

KenDodd - at least taking you i-pad out with its shit vapour, you know its just your shit vapour. Not pleasant for everyone else granted. But the piles of magazines and all their shit vapour from hundreds of shits from various origins! Eeek!

Can't see how it's unhygienic.

Also if you can't imagine being in there long enough to read then you are damn lucky. Every month without fail I get horrific cramps that mean I can often be stuck there for half an hour. And quite frankly when I'm in that much pain I will take all the distraction I can!

Greensleeves Sun 13-Jan-13 22:25:06

Some people aren't used to seeing books around the place though

just sayin'

SunsetMojito Sun 13-Jan-13 22:26:47

Plenty of books in my house Greensleeves! (And a First Class English Degree). Just keep them on the bookshelves.
Just sayin'

Oh and for those of you worried about "shit vapour" there's a Mythbusters that proves that faecal matter gets everywhere and yet there isn't a higher concentration in the bathroom.

I'm sure that'll give you nightmares grin

I'm reading this from the look grin

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