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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!

apostropheuse Wed 30-Jan-13 22:33:10

freepeace grin at a piss take

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:34:34

Well it may have been. The point was that they were told that they could use the downstairs loo but the chiefie chose to use my private bathroom which was full of personal lotions, makeup, bath essence, flowers, towels etc etc.

It made me uncomfortable.

piprabbit Wed 30-Jan-13 22:37:16

OP - you have made me laugh grin.
I would love a private, nighttime loo, to complement my public daytime loo and my private daytime loo. I would also like a cleaner to spruce them all.

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:38:07

But the sky's still up there so Hey Ho! Anyone tries to break in tonight or key my car and I'll just phone my roofie! (What goes around here comes around with bells and whistles.)


sukysue Wed 30-Jan-13 22:39:19

no it was not a piss take, it's time we all stood up for ourselves, it was an invasion of her privacy and against her wishes and instructions in her own home. Where is he to totally ignore her requests, you nor I would dare do that, the more I think about it the worse it seems.

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:39:58

I'd love a cleaner as well, pip. smile

I'd also like to be free of the needs which make loos on each level necessary.


Creamtea1 Wed 30-Jan-13 22:40:35

It could have been much worse. He could have had a dump.
And not flushed.

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:42:24

He could have. But that would have been less bad to me - I wonder why?

<resolves to speak to counsellor on this>

ApocalypseThen Wed 30-Jan-13 22:43:15

What do you think he did with your personal lotions? Notice them? Ignore them? Breathe on them? Inhale the magic out of them? Use them? Is he looking younger?

apostropheuse Wed 30-Jan-13 22:49:12

Oh cozietoesie perhaps you smell so divine that he wanted to check out your private, personal bathroom so that he can go out and buy the same smellies as you have

As you read this post he is probably languishing in a beautiful en-suite bathroom with candles and flowers and YOUR smell is wafting out into his beautiful master bedroom with petals strewn across the bed...

as he waits your arrival with anticipation.



Creamtea1 Wed 30-Jan-13 22:50:05

Can't believe a dump would have been less offensive cosie! I would find that the ultimate insult - you can always hold a poo in but when you need a wee, you need a wee. I'm concerned over use of the lotions now too..

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:50:29

Well I couldn't say, Apocalypse. He was pretty muddy to start off with and pretty muddy to end up with.

Not a good advertisement for any if he used then I fear.

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:52:26

I shall take note of your worries and squirrel all the lotions away when they come back tomorrow.

Oh - did I mention that?


apostropheuse Wed 30-Jan-13 22:52:27

You can't always hold a poo in if you've got IBS though creamtea


apostropheuse Wed 30-Jan-13 22:53:41

cosietoes Are you going to tell him you were discussing his bodily functions on t'internet?


Pandemoniaa Wed 30-Jan-13 22:54:40

which was full of personal lotions, makeup, bath essence, flowers, towels etc etc.

OMG. They must feel utterly violated. I'd throw the whole lot out now they've shared the same air as a tradesperson.

YABU. But then I think you may already suspect this.

cozietoesie Wed 30-Jan-13 22:55:26

You've all cheered me up so much and given me perspective. I'm not good with such things.

Many thanks everyone. I'll be relaxed tomorrow.


FreePeaceSweet Wed 30-Jan-13 22:56:50

apostropheuse I did wonder if that gentle bit of comedy would be well received. grin

Sukysue Sheesh... it was a fella answering the call of nature not a masked intruder hiding with his cock out ready to flash.

apostropheuse Wed 30-Jan-13 22:56:55

Great cozietoes smile

CoolaSchmoola Wed 30-Jan-13 22:58:32

Sorry but I can't help giggling at Sukysue's utter OUTRAGE at workmen.

Here's a thought Suky if you hate workment that much - go to B&Q, buy a copy of their twee-ly named book "You Can Do It", and do everything yourself.

Then those "bastarding arrogant workmen" hope I got the names in the right order won't have to enter and therefore violate your very personal space.

Whilst there they sell grips in aisle five.... hmm

CoolaSchmoola Wed 30-Jan-13 22:59:00


TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Wed 30-Jan-13 22:59:18

Timidviper, you've never seen a thread on MN about unreasonable loo use? My dear, you haven't lived.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Wed 30-Jan-13 22:59:35

which was full of personal lotions, makeup, bath essence, flowers, towels etc etc

Did he use them? shock

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Wed 30-Jan-13 23:02:33

Here you go, timidviper. You may lose an hour of your life and control of your pelvic floor, I warn you..

Creamtea1 Wed 30-Jan-13 23:04:18

cozie I think tomorrow you should elaborate more on rules re toilet usage to him - and his team - differentiate between wee's, poo's, ibs induced poo's (ensure he had adjusted his diet to try and prevent these at all costs), lotion usage etc. I would also refuse all cups of tea until the rules are agreed; everyone knows a morning cuppa often gets things moving too - and you don't want that.

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