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Toilet seat etiquette

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DUFFDADDY1 Sat 03-Sep-16 11:45:30

To expect my family members to put the toilet seat down before flushing?
My DW , DM, DSM, sisters, brother( although he is 30. Getting him to piss near the toilet is a God send).
I don't want people's piss and other fluids flying near my toothbrush .angry

RiverTam Sat 03-Sep-16 11:47:05

Yanbu but most people don't do this. I started doing it after reading in a Bill Bryson book that the lid is what stops faecal matter landing on your bathroom reading matter. Of which I always have plenty on the go.

swisschocolate Sat 03-Sep-16 11:48:24

This is the 2nd thread like this in a week

Toilet fetish time again?

daisychain01 Sat 03-Sep-16 11:49:20

Can you move your toothbrush onto a high shelf away from the range of toilet splashes?

FairyDogMother11 Sat 03-Sep-16 11:50:39

My DP gets so wound up about people not putting the lid down! He saw a video about the faecal matter on toothbrushes business. If people come round and don't put the lid down they get a telling off and are shown the video grin

BrightOranges Sat 03-Sep-16 12:03:44

Our toothbrushes are kept hidden away in the bathroom cabinet exactly because of this.

PuppyMonkey Sat 03-Sep-16 12:04:03

Fairydog it sounds like a barrel of laughs round yours. grin

personally, I prefer people to ensure all contents have been flushed correctly down before putting the lid down. Don't want any nasty surprises. wink

user1471443957 Sat 03-Sep-16 12:04:22

I've never put the lid down and none of my family every have and we've never got poorly from 'faecal matter' on a toothbrush. YABU

DUFFDADDY1 Sat 03-Sep-16 12:09:08

Not so much toilet fetish. More toilet humour.

CedricSydneySneer Sat 03-Sep-16 12:13:05

Yanbu, always put the lid down.

wasonthelist Sat 03-Sep-16 12:37:13


DUFFDADDY1 Sat 03-Sep-16 13:12:16

confused wasonthelist

paxillin Sat 03-Sep-16 13:30:55

Keep the toothbrush in the sitting room if you have half a dozen of toilet lid offenders in your family. Or store it upside down in a glass of gin.

Gmbk Sat 03-Sep-16 13:32:09

Has anyone every died from faecal toilet matter on their toothbrush?

SpookyPotato Sat 03-Sep-16 13:34:03

I always flush with lid open as I like to inspect the bowl! grin Then close. Never get ill.

DramaAlpaca Sat 03-Sep-16 13:34:43

Meh. The lid is never down in our house. If it was I'd assume there was something unpleasant lying beneath.

DUFFDADDY1 Sat 03-Sep-16 13:51:21

I might swap the gin for vodka.

CoconutAndVanilla Sat 03-Sep-16 14:00:23


But at least they are putting the toilet seat down, DP and DS ALWAYS leave it up angry

Socksey Sat 03-Sep-16 14:00:55

Lol.... I don't care as long as the seat is not wet when I sit on it....
DS never lifts it and piddles everywhere. ....
I keep toothbrush etc in a cupboard. ...

DelicatePreciousThing1 Sat 03-Sep-16 14:05:54

The lid of the loo should always be put down.

FairyDogMother11 Sat 03-Sep-16 16:04:58

Puppy oh I know, I am horribly embarrassed blush I've taken to whispering warnings when people ask if they can use the bathroom!

Kishmish Sat 03-Sep-16 17:29:45

I hate having the lid down. Then I have to touch it to lift it and don't know what lies beneath. grin

But my toilet is in a separate room from everything else anyway.

wasonthelist Sat 03-Sep-16 17:35:53


To start yet another thread on this.

To be a victim of the daft creeping germophobia (largely generated by advertising) that is enveloping us all.

To expect others to conform to a silly rule that have almost zero impact (the often-referenced in previous threads conclusion of Mythbusters was that since there's a gap, the effect of closing the lid is minimal.

Not to have more pressing things to to worry about (though I realise and accept the inherent irony in my suggesting this).

So, to sum up YAB(V)U

DUFFDADDY1 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:57:53

Thanks for the irony.grin
Although however small I am a believer that prevention is better than cure.

PGPsabitch Sun 04-Sep-16 12:17:10

Get a cabinet or a covered over holder, saves on frustration and also on uncertainty when guests visit

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