To wonder what the hell women do in toilet cubicles that takes sooooo long?

(161 Posts)
Ashbeeee Wed 03-Jun-15 17:33:42

have always wondered about this when standing in huge loo queues.

I just go in, wee (or ahem you know) , flush and come out. Why the several minutes people? Is the entire female population constipated ? confused

BoyScout Wed 03-Jun-15 17:35:53

This has been asked before and it transpires that some people take their coat off. Which I find odd but there you go.

Mrsmorton Wed 03-Jun-15 17:35:59

YANBU. I have literally no idea what can take more than a minute in there. Not to make toilet queues so ubiquitous and loooooonnnngg.

PtolemysNeedle Wed 03-Jun-15 17:38:09

If it's winter I tend to have lots if layers of clothing to arrange, and depending on the coat I'm wearing I'd take it off.

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Wed 03-Jun-15 17:39:11

Wasn't this asked about a week ago? Déjà vous

MimsyBorogroves Wed 03-Jun-15 17:40:33

Consult my muse for new and hilarious graffiti.

MrsNextDoor Wed 03-Jun-15 17:40:45

Well. When I wee it always seems to take a while to arrive...I sit and have to wait...I hear my neighbour...and they seem to sit and immediately wee!

Mine has to work it's way down somehow.

When I poo though, it's immediate!

Piratejones Wed 03-Jun-15 17:46:11

Is the entire female population constipated ?

According to the Adverts i have seen, yes, we all are.

x2boys Wed 03-Jun-15 17:47:45

I have no one ideaconfused I always wonder this I go in do what I have to do flush etc and come out takes a minute or two tops why it takes many women so long not a clue!

Varya Wed 03-Jun-15 17:50:44

Remeber being out with my daughter and the lady took so long. 'Bet she is wearing dungarees' I said. Sure enough when she emerged she was wearing dungarees!

RJnomore Wed 03-Jun-15 17:52:06

Go on. Lock door. Offload bags. Maybe a lot if it's a shopping centre. Remove jacket. Hang on hook. Check there is actually toilet roll.

Undo and remove any needed clothing. Some people may wipe the seat. Pee. Or whatever. Try to do so silently for some reason known only to me. Wipe. Do up all the buttons clothes etc removed. Check seat is clean. Flush. WAit to see flush worked. Flush again. Put coat on. Reload bags. Open door.

25% of the time add in changing a towel/tampon plus associated checks.

irretating Wed 03-Jun-15 17:52:17

I can take a long time if I'm on my period.

SmillasSenseOfSnow Wed 03-Jun-15 17:52:48

There are people who don't take their coat off? Wtf? There's no way I'm letting any bit of my clothing touch the bit of the toilet between the seat and the cistern. No way. No way no way no way.

Piratejones Wed 03-Jun-15 17:53:36

I have no idea why Adults wear dungarees, they are a hindrance for going to the toilet. I use them as a device to stop Mini-pirate from Getting to his nappy.

Iggi999 Wed 03-Jun-15 17:53:53

I have a rest and check TIO on mumsnet.

Yarp Wed 03-Jun-15 17:54:49

It's not their fault that you and I are queuing It's because there are not enough toilet cubicles for women, in may cases.

GlitzAndGigglesx Wed 03-Jun-15 17:56:09

Change sanitary products, change underwear, pregnancy test (I noticed a used one in mcd's bin last week!). I dunno there's many things that take longer than a minute to do

TestingTestingWonTooFree Wed 03-Jun-15 17:56:50

Some people will line the seat with bog roll; that takes a while.

Sleepyfergus Wed 03-Jun-15 17:58:46

A girl at my work sits in the loo and talks on the phone. I have actually heard her do a sh*t and maintain a convo at the same time. That's a multitask I am do without!

RJnomore Wed 03-Jun-15 17:59:01

If it's a night out we are probably all struggling in and out of spanx too.

FirstWeTakeManhattan Wed 03-Jun-15 17:59:31

I have to add on a few seconds for wrapping hand in loo roll in order to touch the flush, door, door handle, etc. I hate using public loos.

hiddenhome Wed 03-Jun-15 18:08:48

Emptying their colostomy bags.

GemmaTeller Wed 03-Jun-15 18:13:40

I have diverticular disease, sometimes it makes ages to poo!,
I know I want to, I know I need to, I just can't do it quickly.

I'm the one with the magazines in our bathroom....

CaTsMaMmA Wed 03-Jun-15 18:20:10

I am a coat remover! And I hang my bag up too

In, close door, check for bathroom stationery and cleanliness, arrange paper over seat if seat looks questionable, or wipe. Coat and bag off, appropriate clothes arrangements...I also like "body" style underwear, they can be buggers to unpop/unhook in close confines.

do the deed

reverse all the above, PLUS I think it is only courteous to ensure the flush is complete and no nasty surprises remain for the next incumbent.

I hate it when you go in and the flush is still flushing.

BoyScout Wed 03-Jun-15 18:26:18

smillas you hitch it up along with the rest of your clothes. Nothing touches the toilet.

I wonder at how anyone can bother to manoeuvre their coat on and off in a tight space, running the risk of dragging it across the floor or toilet seat, when it isn't generally necessary to perform the task at hand.

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