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to be irritated by the workmen using my loo?

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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!

atacareercrossroads Thu 31-Jan-13 12:52:15

I simply buy another house if mine need work doing to them. Much better than having ghastly workmen coming in and out with their awful work shoes that make a mockery out of my fleur de lys decor AND havig the cheek to moan about having to use the hole in the ground in the garden if they absolutely must pass urine etc.

BridgetBidet Thu 31-Jan-13 12:22:55

My husband's a workman. Actually thank you OP. It has always bothered me, now I know I'm not alone I'm going to buy him a litter tray.

specialsubject Thu 31-Jan-13 12:21:56

and I thought that Hyacinth Bucket was a joke...It is a toilet. It is a receptacle for bodily wastes. Urine is actually quite sterile when it leaves the body.

Would people prefer that workmen piss on the carpet?

fuckadoodlepoopoo Thu 31-Jan-13 11:56:03

Chasingdogs. grin

ChasingDogs Thu 31-Jan-13 11:52:26

Utterly disgusting.

This is what happens when social boundaries fall apart- I'm convinced you allowed them in through the front door rather than directing them to the tradesmen's entrance didn't you? A common error in this day and age.

You need to take these workmen in hand, or you will be on a downward spiral. If they are already brazen enough to relieve themselves in the private night toilet, tomorrow they will probably be shitting in the corners of your rooms like dogs.

Where on earth was the housekeeper whilst all of this was going on?!

fuckadoodlepoopoo Thu 31-Jan-13 11:33:33

There was a workman near my house once who appeared to not be allowed to use the loo as he was knocking on neighbours doors looking for a toilet. I realised this after he knocked on my door whilst i was in the shower and so couldn't open the door but looked out the window to see who it was. Not one let him and so looking rather desperate he weed (thinking he was out of view but obviously i could see him!) in a plastic lunch box he found in his car and then tipped in down the drain. Poor bloke was desperate!

There's no need to treat workmen like dirty second class citizens who are too scummy to use your toilet!

fluffyraggies England Thu 31-Jan-13 11:32:20

Laughing at this.

But my dear dad was a tradesman, and my DH is a tradesman, and i find it bloody stupid to be so precious about a person using your toilet. I'm sure he didn't use the 'wrong toilet' as some kind of scent marking exercise hmm

Be glad he didn't do it up the side of the house.

Take it as a compliment, in fact, that he used your loo, because my DH wont go to the loo in or accept a cupper from a home that doesn't look clean. It works both ways y'know.

BabyRoger Thu 31-Jan-13 11:13:45

This is the funniest toilet thread I have read!

Lol at 'private night time loo' grin

God forbid! A man - a stranger! A tradesman man! Using a the loo in a bathroom with LOTIONS in it! shock

milkmoustache Thu 31-Jan-13 11:11:32

I am still smirking at the idea that the OP has a special 'night time loo'. I may start directing non-family members to use the (inferior) downstairs loo only and see what happens.

TraceyTrickster Thu 31-Jan-13 11:03:08

My husband is a tradie.

He hates asking to use a loo (probably because of threads like this) and is always bursting before he will ask.

it is only a toilet and probably better than peeing on your plants because he will not be permitted to use the hallowed lav.

fuckadoodlepoopoo Thu 31-Jan-13 10:13:47

I just don't feel happy about men that I don't really know using my toilet

You know you can't get pregnant like that right?! And how does it make a difference if you know them, or if they were a woman? Do only male strangers have evil wee?

Fakebook Thu 31-Jan-13 09:53:51

ComposHat, no. That would sting like hell.

We expel flower petals and natural spring water from our back and front botties in this house.

pingu2209 Thu 31-Jan-13 09:51:58

When we had builders in the owner of the firm said that they would provide a port-a-loo but then didn't. One of the builders had 'the runs' and used our family loo practically every half an hour one day. Result was that all 5 of us came down with the same bug. I was furious and said that he wasn't allowed in at all to use the loo/kitchen etc. I totally understand where you are coming from.

YouOldSlag Thu 31-Jan-13 09:49:13
TheCraicDealer Thu 31-Jan-13 09:42:09

I just don't feel happy about men that I don't really know using my toilet

But, why?! Maybe this comes from only having one loo which all family members, visitors, tradesmen and assorted randomers use, but it's just wee. I doubt he's getting some kick out of refolding your decorative towels or judging your choice of dried flowers. To most people it's just a toilet.

More than likely he was just desperate for a widdle after being up on your roof and didn't want to wait for you all to trudge down the stairs before being able to go.

ZillionChocolate Thu 31-Jan-13 07:57:29

YABU. For me, personal space is where I am. He was already in your bathroom, so I wouldn't expect him to go looking for the "guest loo". I would have thought it's fairly unusual to have a "private bathroom".

atacareercrossroads Thu 31-Jan-13 07:49:00

What are these potions you are so worried about? Lube for 'those dry days'? If not get over yourself. He probably couldn't give a squirt what your bathroom has in it. Good grief do people really get the clench over stuff like this?!

fuckadoodlepoopoo Thu 31-Jan-13 07:36:02

By the way I had 2 workmen in yesterday and one asked if he could use the loo and I said yes of course. I went out and came back to find someone had used the loo (only a pee) and not flushed. I did think that was a bit eww!

Perhaps he was reluctant to waste water for just a wee!

andubelievedthat Thu 31-Jan-13 03:26:09

so if you did not hear his pee hit the water he obviously pissed in your personal sink, not for one second am i suggesting you meet and greet outside your own toilet door ??

LesBOFerables Thu 31-Jan-13 02:10:52

It's a bit weird, just because most workmen I know would feel very conscious of invading your space and hate to impose, not to mention protect themselves from accusations of theft etc.

I'm surprised he didn't avail himself of the guest loo you have pointed out, which would be usual. That said, I've seen a thread on here which complained about noticing a workman next door peeing outdoors when they thought they couldn't be overlooked. So they can't win.

YellowTulips Thu 31-Jan-13 01:56:53

YANBU - tell him to have a pissing contest from the roof tomorrow with his workmates.

Longest reach gets to shit in your toilet. hmm

frustratedashell Thu 31-Jan-13 00:39:20

this is seriously funny! Made me laugh. Thank you.
By the way I had 2 workmen in yesterday and one asked if he could use the loo and I said yes of course. I went out and came back to find someone had used the loo (only a pee) and not flushed. I did think that was a bit eww!

Arthurfowlersallotment Thu 31-Jan-13 00:37:32

I keep thinking of that dreadful film The Help.

ComposHat Belgium Thu 31-Jan-13 00:34:17

Ugh. Workman wee is the WORST

And you piss Chanel No 5 I suppose?

BerthaKitt Thu 31-Jan-13 00:01:13

"Anyway - the roofers came back down, muddy and dishevelled (fine - to be expected)"

What the hell have you been doing to get mud on your roof?

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