To not understand skidmarks (genuine question)

(118 Posts)
neveradullmomentinparadise Tue 22-Jan-13 22:30:14

Seriously, is this a man thing (as it is in my household)? Surely one poos, then wipes until clean, using ridiculous toilet-blocking amounts enough paper to do the job properly. That's it. Am I missing something?

JamesBexleySpeed Thu 24-Jan-13 00:22:23

Disabled; arthritis, can't always reach properly due to stiffness etc. Try to shower though not always possible, of course.

I can't believe I just said that out loud, as it were.

Boomerwang Thu 24-Jan-13 00:58:45

Being too fat can make wiping difficult. That's why I need the moist wipes.

Abitwobblynow Thu 24-Jan-13 07:10:39

Please please please don't use moist wipes! The watering can solution sounds a really good, clean one.

TheArbiter Thu 24-Jan-13 07:15:16

There are a number of reasons for skidmarks:

1) Bumgrapes
2) Extensive anal beard, making wiping more a matter of rummaging
3) Leaving it too late to go to the loo, resulting in 'touching cloth'
4) Large bum size, making wiping the entire area a logistically complex undertaking
5) Sudden, explosive diarrhoea

I could go on. In fact, I think I'm going to spend the day repeating this post and setting it to beats.

Abitwobblynow Thu 24-Jan-13 07:16:37

Moist wipes are made of plastic! Our water ecosystem is the most delicate one we have, and you are shoving stuff that doesn't degrade down it...

"Wet wipes made from a nonwoven rayon/polyester blend along with cotton in some cases. But most of them are a poly based product" - wiki

<ecoWobbly has an attack of the vapours and moves to lie down for a bit>

DO NOT EVER PUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN LOO PAPER DOWN A LOO!

Wet wipe users promise me you are neatly disposing of your wipes in a waste bin (lined with a carrier bag of course) and disposing of them in the kitchen bin? You know, you do in your domestic homes what is done in public loos?...

Boomerwang Thu 24-Jan-13 07:30:19

I'd best go check what my wet wipes are made of then.

Boomerwang Thu 24-Jan-13 07:30:52

You know what though? I now have a stomach bug which has affected all of my family and I'll read the pack another day because I really need them now.

donteatthefiggypudding Thu 24-Jan-13 07:38:18

since my separation and divorce, i no longer have the joy of finding skids marks on the towels. grin

Bumblequeen Thu 24-Jan-13 08:03:02

No adult should ever have skidmarks. I do not understand it and could not tolerate it.

GilmoursPillow Thu 24-Jan-13 08:04:30

Urgh, shitty towels.

One of the many, many things I don't miss about the ex.

When we first met I thought they were rust marks from where they were hung to dry on the radiator until I had a subtle sniff

JamesBexleySpeed Thu 24-Jan-13 09:50:46

Bumblequeen, have you not read the posts where some people have tried to explain why it can be a bit, Er, difficult?
Your post is a bit harsh. Age, illness, disability can't be helped, but you 'could not tolerate it'. Charming. Hope no one you love ever has continence issues.

donteatthefiggypudding Thu 24-Jan-13 15:11:23

Gilmours pillow Yes yes! i couldn't believe what they were to begin with! absolutely disgusting.

sherazade Thu 24-Jan-13 20:03:39

Watering can solution advocating here. Free and eco friendly minus the cost of a watering can from the pound shop. Less tissue roll needed- usually one wipe or two that wipe clean. You can practice at flushing with plenty of warm water, it's honestly not that difficult- just lean forward slightly and after most of the flushing is done you can assist with your hand which you obviously scrub with soap aftewards but it doesn't seem to come into contact with the poo.

NC78 Fri 25-Jan-13 12:13:54

A garden sized watering can? Or a mini one?

sherazade Fri 25-Jan-13 21:01:44
florry88 Fri 25-Jan-13 21:07:55

iM fascinated , Ive never seen one.

MarianneM Fri 25-Jan-13 21:11:28

I had this thread open on my work PC when one of the managers strolled over to ask me something - I think he saw the title.

(what does he think of me now?)

grin

PowerPants Fri 25-Jan-13 23:08:15

Sherzade - ah thank you - I had visions of a big red plastic garden watering can.

However I can safely say that this would not do the trick for me - I'd need about ten goes I reckon.

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