Note: Please bear in mind that whilst this topic does canvass opinions, it is not a fight club. You may disagree with other posters but we do ask you please to stick to our Talk Guidelines and to be civil. We don't allow personal attacks or troll-hunting. Do please report any. Thanks, MNHQ.

to be irritated by the workmen using my loo?

(89 Posts)
cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:09:39

A (sort of joint) job of work, but arranged by next door neighbours, required workmen to go up into my loft on to the roof through our private bathroom. This is my special place - bath, bath cream, soaking and so on.

Anyway - the roofers came back down, muddy and dishevelled (fine - to be expected) and I was about to escort them down when the chief roofer said 'give me a minute - I want a pee'. And proceeded to close the door and use our private (and nighttime) loo.

I was so taken aback I didn't say anything. There's a loo by the front door for guests (which he had been told about) but no-one but family (and close family at that) uses the top one. I felt real irritated. He's a decent enough guy but I just don't feel happy about men that I don't really know using my toilet.

Please tell me. Am I being unreasonable or should I get some perspective? The sky isn't going to fall because someone peed in my loo - it just feels icky!

McNewPants2013 Wed 30-Jan-13 22:11:50

don't you use public toilet, toilets at work ect

FlouncingMintyy Wed 30-Jan-13 22:12:06

Yabu.

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:12:51

Thanks. That relieves me. The sky won't fall!

50ShadesOfGreggs Wed 30-Jan-13 22:12:51

It is a special place to you. To him it is just a look, and he had to go.

50ShadesOfGreggs Wed 30-Jan-13 22:13:34

Loo. Not look. Grrrr...

Fakebook Wed 30-Jan-13 22:14:04

Ugh. Workman wee is the WORST.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Wed 30-Jan-13 22:14:37

YANBU if you had already told him which toilet he could use. I wouldn't like it either. What if you had left something of a very personal nature in there.

apostropheuse Wed 30-Jan-13 22:15:25

YABU. It's only a toilet.

Life will go on.

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Wed 30-Jan-13 22:15:33

I think either 'Get A Grip' or Grow The Fuck Up' work here. You choose. It's a toilet, he was in the room and needed a wee... fair enough to be annoyed if he walked past the downstairs loo and the family bathroom and traisped up there to use it, but he didn't.... now, have a nice cup of tea and chill the fuck out grin

fuckadoodlepoopoo Wed 30-Jan-13 22:15:46

Yes you're being unreasonable and a bit crazy.

timidviper Wed 30-Jan-13 22:16:11

Yes, for God's sake get some perspective. the man had a wee which was all flushed away. He didn't wipe his knob all over everywhere hopefully

I have never heard of anybody being precious about loos apart from on MN, I'm sure you will find someone else weirdo to agree with you here as I have seen similar threads before.

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:16:15

That's as may be apostropheuse. You haven't seen my roof!

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:17:10

I'm feeling so much better. Perspective is all.

smile

sukysue Wed 30-Jan-13 22:17:19

I bloody hate ppl using my toilet I hate ppl working in my house full stop they just make me uneasy and onedge and it's like they have spoiled our pristine home lol not that it's pristine but ykwim! I spose it's an invasion of our orivacy that we hate really yadnbu imho op!

sausagesandwich34 Wed 30-Jan-13 22:17:44

can I hand you a biscuit

he is a human

if they had been through your bathroom you were pressumably already going to clean it

surely it's better he used that one rather than traipsing into the downstairs loo?

apostropheuse Wed 30-Jan-13 22:17:51

Oh well if he pished on your roof that would be unreasonable. grin

sukysue Wed 30-Jan-13 22:18:16

I bloody hate ppl using my toilet I hate ppl working in my house full stop they just make me uneasy and on edge and it's like they have spoiled our pristine home lol not that it's pristine but ykwim! I spose it's an invasion of our privacy that we hate really yadnbu imho op!

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:20:40

Sorry apostropheuse. In our neck of the woods, if he'd pished on my roof he'd have been pretty quickly in charge.

But I feel happier now.

Thank you all.

smile

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Wed 30-Jan-13 22:22:23

I can't bear workmen either. Their wee is so inferior to my own.

sukysue Wed 30-Jan-13 22:22:27

and how blatant of him to do that in front of you after you tellling him to pee downstairs thats like 2 fingers up at you and as if he did it to upset you he must have seen how lovely your bathroom was .I am getting angry now for you what a horrible arrogant ignorant bastard.

Minimammoth Wed 30-Jan-13 22:24:27

My DH is in the building business and no way any of our guys would have used a loo without asking if it was ok first, so no the world will not end but they should have asked. As you say it is a very personal space.

apostropheuse Wed 30-Jan-13 22:25:43

sukysue - Disproportionate response. hmm

JoanByers Wed 30-Jan-13 22:26:39

bastard workmen peeing in ones personal toilet.

whatever next.

I would issue them with some adult diapers.

FreePeaceSweet Wed 30-Jan-13 22:31:34

Sukysue was that reply a piss take? confused

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now