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to think that it is a bit rude/weird to exclaim when entering a toilet 'mm smells nice' when you have just passed the person coming out of it?

(24 Posts)
MissMashMissMash Thu 02-Dec-10 23:14:50

Why comment? What did she expect it to smell of roses?

Spidermama Thu 02-Dec-10 23:16:42

PMSL! Had you done a poo? Were you embarrassed?

She was probably thinking, 'Blimey what a stink. She knows it stinks. I know it stinks. I'd better make a joke as it would be far more embarrassing to pretend I couldn't smell anything.'

BelleDeChocChipCookieMonster Thu 02-Dec-10 23:18:08

grin Bizarre!

MissMashMissMash Thu 02-Dec-10 23:21:41

Spider yes I had. I was a bit embarrassed at first but then more confused as to why she felt the need to comment. She said it shortly after passing me so not face-to-face IYSWIM but I still very much in ear shot. Also they are unisex toilets and she was with a bloke possibly her partner and I think she was commenting to him. Very odd

Spidermama Thu 02-Dec-10 23:40:02

Oh I see. I thought this was a friend in your house!! grin

Maybe she was trying to make sure no-one thought she was responsible for the smell.

Embarrassing for you.

I had a very embarrassing incident recently involving a gorgeous man who had been checking me out on the platform at St Pancras station.

I'd gone to the loo and the person in before me, a man, had made the most incredible stink it's possible for any human to make. I nearly didn't go but was so bursting and didn't fancy a train ride all the way to Brighton bursting for the loo.

Anyway, I got back out of there as soon as I could and guess who was outside the door waiting to come in to the still stinking loo as I left? blush

I nearly said, 'It wasn't me' but knew it would be pointless and just made sure not to bother catching his eye again.

MissMashMissMash Thu 02-Dec-10 23:40:27

perhaps next time I should take air freshner in blush

Spidermama Thu 02-Dec-10 23:53:00

Absolutely not. I would rather smell rank poo than rank poo mixed with nasty air 'freshener'.

MissMashMissMash Fri 03-Dec-10 14:05:39

Good point. Although I don't think it was particularly rank poo, fairly average really. She obviously had a rather sensitive sense of smell grin

HerBeatitude Fri 03-Dec-10 14:07:43

Well maybe it did smell nice? Maybe your poo smells of roses? Maybe she's related to Gillian McKeith and is a poo connoisseur and your poo makes the grade?

MissMashMissMash Fri 03-Dec-10 21:44:46

Perhaps you're right Herbeat, I hadn't considered that she might have been beung serious. Although she didn't faint upon smelling said poo so perhaps not a relation of Gillian Mckeith grin

KurriKurri Fri 03-Dec-10 21:48:56

Bit odd - as you say why comment?, poo smells like poo, and I don't think anyone should be too surprised to encounter a poo smell in a toilet.

HerBeatitude Fri 03-Dec-10 23:12:42

Well Gillian McKeith is always astonished. ("Your poo smells terrible!")

hmc Fri 03-Dec-10 23:16:47

I had this when I was a teenager - a rather rough looking middle aged woman (one would call her a 'chav' these days if the MN police are not around to cast aspersions) commented to her daughter "farking hell - what a stink, she should be ashamed!" as I stood there washing my hands. Her daughter looked mortified and said "Shhhh - mum". I was bemused and astonised rather than upset, mingled with a touch of pride.

NestaFiesta Sat 04-Dec-10 08:43:27

YANBU. She shouldn't have said anything at all. Poo happens and its rude to comment, and nothing at all should be said if there's a risk of hurt feelings or embarrassment.

fallingandlaughing Sat 04-Dec-10 08:47:55

I don't know. Was there a glade plug-in? Did it smell as good as "Paul's house"? Maybe she just loved the smell of toilets.


MyBrilliantCareer Sat 04-Dec-10 14:38:52

Light a match. I always keep a box of matches by the loo blush

whiteliesaregoodlies Sat 04-Dec-10 14:46:43

You should have said "I'd give it 10 minutes if I were you" as you exited, fanning one hand in front of your face. Then at least she would have known that entry was at her own risk.

BooBooGlass Sat 04-Dec-10 14:54:09

What would lighting a match achieve? Surely they could still smell the poo but would also be wondering if you'd been trying to light a fart? Bizarre

MyBrilliantCareer Sat 04-Dec-10 15:07:11

Apparently it burns the methane.

bintofbohemia Sat 04-Dec-10 15:14:01

ROFL @*BooBoo*! grin

HerBeatitude Sat 04-Dec-10 15:18:43

Has everybody tried to light their farts on at least one occasion?

Or is that just me? grin

pantomimecow Sat 04-Dec-10 17:39:51

It was rude and childish but it doesn't soung like she passed out of finishing school with honours! I'd have just replied 'yeah i'd give it 10 minutes'

HecTheHallsWithBoughsOfHolly Sat 04-Dec-10 17:44:33

Ah, she'll be one of these who believes that people should not actually poo in public loos.


spidookly Sat 04-Dec-10 17:52:35

PMSL @ HerBe

In fact, PMSL at this whole thread.

I used to share a house with a very sexist man. He was quite a sweet guy and I like him. But he had weird ideas about women.

Once he came into the loo after I had done a pretty rank poo. When he returned he said to the bloke who'd been in before me, and it was not immediately before, just earlier that day - "oh mate, what did you do in that bathroom? It was minging when I went in there!"

It was utterly beyond his comprehension that a woman could have made that smell.

A much as I wanted to, I actually couldn't bear to disabuse him of this notion.

So Spider the moral of the story is - you could have got away with it. By just looking very ladylike.

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