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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!

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

OP, is this you? smile

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

fluffyraggies 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.

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!

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 11:56:03

Chasingdogs. grin

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?

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.

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.

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