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To ask just what are you DOING in there?

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LizzieVereker Sat 06-Oct-12 19:13:39

In the toilet cubicles, I mean? Had a nice day out today with DP and DCs and had to use public loos. Massive queues in ladies, as per, but everyone seemed to be in the cubicle for HOURS. Long enough to have taken all their clothes off and put them back on. What takes so long? Or does a full bladder make time slow down? Or am I just the world's faster wee-er?

GoSakuramachi Sat 06-Oct-12 19:14:27

you know people don't just wee in toilets, yes?

ThatBloodyKnid Sat 06-Oct-12 19:14:48

Probably mumsnetting. grin

TalcAndTurnips Sat 06-Oct-12 19:15:59

Accessing the Ministry of Magic

<< empties out piddle-filled shoes >>

AngryFeet Sat 06-Oct-12 19:16:15

I always wonder this. I am in and out in about 30 seconds. But then I was in the bathroom with my friend while she was weeing once (she was desperate!) and she sat there for ages with this tiny little tinkly noise. Must have taken her a minute to wee. I just kept thinking blimey get on with it! Maybe I should have done more pelvic floor exercises..

IvorHughJackolantern Sat 06-Oct-12 19:18:08

Oh I get all shy in public loos, doesn't matter how bursting I am as soon as I'm sat there it all sort of crawls back in again and I have to coax it out by singing 'Water of Life' in my head. Takes me ages blush

Euphemia Sat 06-Oct-12 19:18:49

Complicated underwear.

confusedpixie Sat 06-Oct-12 19:19:48

YANBU, I don't get it either!

I have a RADAR key though so when I'm stuck in a queue I tend to jump out and use that blush
(That is why I have the key though, I just get a bit embarrassed using it!)

confusedpixie Sat 06-Oct-12 19:20:07

Ivor grin

LizzieVereker Sat 06-Oct-12 19:23:09

I know toilets are not just for weeing, but honestly these people were in their long enough to have had a wee, a poo, dealt with any other number of "sanitary issues", had a shower, cleaned the loo, and written a short story about it. In the late 80s when we all wore those flipping all in one tops with poppers I could understand it. But not now. Will no- one think of my pelvic floor?

LizzieVereker Sat 06-Oct-12 19:24:00

In there . Stupid IPad.

redexpat Sat 06-Oct-12 19:35:23

I thought I must be an abnormally quick pee-er, but once again I have found my soulmates on MN. smile

Pancakeflipper Sat 06-Oct-12 19:38:40

I am a quick wee-er. I have no desire to loiter hearing other people tiddle and plop. So it's knickers down, wee, poo if required, wipe, knickers up and out to find out how delightful the washing and drying hand facilities are.

LizzieVereker Sat 06-Oct-12 19:39:32

Ah, Redexpat, pull up a chair and we'll sing water themed songs to Ivor whilst we wait in this interminable queue...

LadyBeagleEyes Sat 06-Oct-12 19:42:33

I agree, Op.
I've no idea how it takes some people so long either.

IvorHughJackolantern Sat 06-Oct-12 19:44:35

I'm always astonished at the number of floaters I encounter whenever I venture in to any public loo. I mean why? Why would you do that?

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 06-Oct-12 19:45:24

They've done studies. People take longer when others are waiting. Bastards.

Sparkletastic Sat 06-Oct-12 19:45:32

I'm with you sister!

DeadQODy Sat 06-Oct-12 19:52:39

I used to suffer with ibs and if the need to poo came over me, I could be on the loo for 15 mins .... Horrible

I don't suffer since my gastric bypass but on occasion I get 'dumping' where I'm having a sugar rush, something's just upset my system and again, I can be there half naked (cos I get sooooooo hot) and poo ing..

Sorry grin

FrillyMilly Sat 06-Oct-12 19:56:34

Wasn't there a thread on here a while ago where some people admitted they could only poo completely naked? Perhaps you encountered several of those today. I like to be in and out. Less time spent in public toilets the better.

MrsMiniversCharlady Sat 06-Oct-12 19:58:41

I was on a work-related course this week, with about 50 women and 6 men. There was one loo labelled 'men' and one labelled 'ladies'. The queue for the latter was always about 10-15 women long, whilst the men's stood empty. On the second day I started a revolution and used the men's grin

Thingiebob Sat 06-Oct-12 20:01:58

Not entirely unrelated but I did notice hardly anyone washed their hands when I was in Asda loos the other day.

Yuk.

LizzieVereker Sat 06-Oct-12 20:06:38

I salute you, MrsM. And DeadQODy, I realise that "extended" loo time is necessary for certain conditions, I hope I didn't offend you.

But I still think that the people I encountered today were either pooing naked as suggested above, or they had found a secret cistern entrance to Narnia.

Bubblegum78 Sat 06-Oct-12 20:09:44

Some people suffer from "shy bladder/bowel" so they really need to pee but can't if they know someone is standing outside (and may hear them).

Plus: control underwear with poppers on the crotch...work of the devil when you're bursting! LOL! x

ihatethecold Sat 06-Oct-12 20:10:21

It seriously makes me cringe when people don't wash their hands after using the lav. hmm

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