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To think that if there is a lock on the bathroom door, you use it?!

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SantanaLopez Sat 06-Jun-15 13:21:37

New levels of madness from the ILs.

FIL will not lock a door in his own house. Instead, he insists that you should knock the bathroom door before going in.

I did not know this rule. I firmly believe he is BU shock

meglet Sat 06-Jun-15 13:26:07


Indantherene Sat 06-Jun-15 13:27:44

Well in our house if the bathroom or toilet door is shut it means someone's in there.

His house, his rules, so yes YABU.

PunkrockerGirl Sat 06-Jun-15 13:28:58


MokunMokun Sat 06-Jun-15 13:30:48

Ha, ha. I must admit I don't even shut the toilet door. I usually try to make the effort when we have guests though.

HungryHorace Sat 06-Jun-15 13:31:12

We don't lock our bathroom door, but if we are at someone else's house I'll lock the door if it has one.

TwinkieTwinkle Sat 06-Jun-15 13:32:56

His house, his rules. YABU.

SantanaLopez Sat 06-Jun-15 13:33:22

The door wasn't even properly shut. It was left ajar!

FenellaFellorick Sat 06-Jun-15 13:36:17

well, yes, maybe he is but now you know this it's easy to just knock. Or ask where he is if you can't see him and you need the loo.

Hassled Sat 06-Jun-15 13:38:05

You didn't walk in and find him mid-poo, did you? That can't have been good.

SantanaLopez Sat 06-Jun-15 13:42:27

Indeed I did.


all senses were assaulted.

Hassled Sat 06-Jun-15 13:49:37

Not the sort of memory that will be quick to fade, I'd imagine grin. Yes, he should have locked the door.

ahbollocks Sat 06-Jun-15 13:53:21

Eurgh my exfil did that yanbu!

FenellaFellorick Sat 06-Jun-15 14:04:38

bloody hell, you poor sod. I bet you were like this, weren't you?

SantanaLopez Sat 06-Jun-15 14:18:02

grin There is a remarkable similarity!

DD of course commented loudly on Grandad having a poop. Why......

BackforGood Sat 06-Jun-15 14:22:31

He is BU


Your own house your own rules when you are alone in your house but you lock the door when in the bat / doing a poo if there are guests in your house. It's just common sense.

RedCheckedTablecloth Sat 06-Jun-15 14:30:27

For some odd reason never got round to fitting it we don't have a lock on our loo.

Rule is:

If door is open - vacant

If door shut -engaged.

SantanaLopez Sat 06-Jun-15 14:33:15

But what if the door is only partially shut? So many grey areas for unsuspecting visitors!

CaTsMaMmA Sat 06-Jun-15 14:42:41

we have bathroom issues when the ILs visit!!

....they make a huge palaver about locking themselves in, only the bleeding door doesn't shut properly and if you do actually manage to get it snicked shut then there is a very strict routine to perform to get the lock to function, and an equally complex, but subtly different key manoeuvre to unlock the door

or failing that drag the laundry basket across the room, wake the entire household in the dead of night and barricade yourself in there.

AND they like to leave ALL doors firmly closed No.Matter.What.

so no one ever knows if there is anyone in the bathroom if they are have to run about the building questioning everyone as to the whereabouts of missing guests.

drives me crazy raving batcrap cuckoo doo-lally

Leave the fucking door open, and close it if you are in there. GAVEL!

ArgyMargy Sat 06-Jun-15 14:46:55

But CaTs you've just said your door doesn't close!

I will often close bathroom doors to keep the poo pong from pervading the house. What's so hard about putting a lock on?

Naughtyspud Sat 06-Jun-15 14:54:28

I have to remind myself to lock it if there are 'extra' people in the house. Years of habit as a SAHM to young children when I just didn't bother and when I was young it was often just me and DM.

Not locking it on principle when you could is a bit grim tho

Naughtyspud Sat 06-Jun-15 14:55:57

Having said that, now the DCs are a bit older I sometimes lock myself in just for 5 minutes piece smile

CaTsMaMmA Sat 06-Jun-15 15:01:39

I suppose I asked for that argy grin closes enough to leave no gaps, but if you needed to close it properly then it's a right malarkey
...a shove to the bottom, lift and turn the knob, heave ho at about shoulder height and put some weight into it.

but you can give is a small shove and there are no gaps and then leave it ajar as you leave so noone is crossing their legs all afternoon and casting increasingly anxious glances up the stairs

Ledkr Sat 06-Jun-15 15:06:06

I walked in on fil showering in all his glory just after Id had dd.
I posted on mn for a bit of light relief/sympathy/PTSD counselling and was told by a couples of twats that I was being unreasonable/it's only nudity/your a prude etc etc so I'm happy to say YANBU grin

SantanaLopez Sat 06-Jun-15 15:10:35

Dear Lord, Ledkr I can only boggle in horror. Aaarghh!

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