This has been done to death but even so - workmen and toilets

(376 Posts)
RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Mon 12-Sep-16 11:58:21

So two workmen arrive at 8.30am by 10.30am BOTH had been for a shit. And they'll have working here by 12pm. That's less than four hours when they could either have gone before they set off in the morning or waited until they left.

One is stinking the whole ground floor out and I just know there is going to be something left for me to clear up when the stench has died down a bit.

Why, why, why would you go to someone else's house for a crap.

And I don't believe workmen suffer unduly from loose stools compared to the rest of the population but every single bloody one that comes here feels the need to offload as soon as they walk through the door.

gamerchick Mon 12-Sep-16 12:00:53

Some people can't shite first thing.

LivinOnAChair Mon 12-Sep-16 12:03:02

I've got no idea why they do it but I'm literally peeing myself laughing grin

I'd give the scruffy buggers a bottle of bleach and oust and tell them to leave it as they found it lol

magicstar1 Mon 12-Sep-16 12:05:28

Why would you have to clear it up? I've no problem telling someone to get back in and clean up after themselves.

greenlolly Mon 12-Sep-16 12:06:16

I can't poo on demand. And if I need To go I can delay it for a couple of hours but not all flippin day confused

DerekSprechenZeDick Mon 12-Sep-16 12:07:52

If you've got to go you've got to go

Workmen are humans you know

wasonthelist Mon 12-Sep-16 12:09:30

Lots of us don't worry about the venue, we go for a shit when we need one. As for the smell, so what?

RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Mon 12-Sep-16 12:09:38

It seems they can poo on demand though greenlolly - the trigger being someone else's bog!

I didn't want to stand around outside the door with rubber gloves and bottle of Domestos, a) they might have got the wrong idea and b) I might have heard the full evacuation!

acasualobserver Mon 12-Sep-16 12:11:19

Perhaps word has got round the local tradesmen and your house is now known for its superior facilities? You need to hide the soap, break the bog seat and invest in some Izal.

Maudlinmaud Mon 12-Sep-16 12:15:47

Oh this really winds me up. Other peoples bodily functions and smells make me vom.
YANBU!

YelloDraw Mon 12-Sep-16 12:17:06

Go and inspect, and if there is shit let go and tell them to clear it up.

MrsMook Mon 12-Sep-16 12:23:27

The only way I can trigger off a clearing of my bowels is to drink a milkshake or eat prawns. Even then I'd still be periodically visiting your toilet as the symptoms calm down, and you'd better have the bleach and toilet brush on standby so I can minimise the damage. Other than deliberately triggering IBS, I don't get much choice about when my system is ready (which is unfortunate when I need to go for a long run) Many people don't have perfoming bowels.

They might have been stimulated by bending over and putting pressure on their system as they started work.

One of those things that we can't do much about I'm afraid.

WutheringFrights Mon 12-Sep-16 12:24:25

Oh for goodness sake. It's a toilet, it's what it is for - they haven't taken a dump in your kitchen sink!

HandmaidsTail Mon 12-Sep-16 12:34:57

They're not triggered by being near someone else's toilet - they spend their whole working week near someone else's toilet! Where else would you suggest they go?

MN is so fucking weird about this.

Childrenofthestones Mon 12-Sep-16 12:46:20

Thank you for that.
I was beginning to think the world was full of Hyacinth Buckets.😊
OP, you could always hunt high and low and possibly find two work women to do your job. That should solve your problem as my wife assures me that Lady shit smells of flowers.👍

RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Mon 12-Sep-16 12:52:14

Illness and debilitating conditions aside, they are here to work. I don't go to work for a clear-out. I prepare myself before I go so that I can do the job I'm being paid for.

And no, I can't imagine my clients being too impressed if I took time out at their houses for a dump.

And finally, it's always men. The cleaner doesn't feel the need to shit as soon as she walks through the door.

Mynestisfullofempty Mon 12-Sep-16 12:52:41

LivinOnAChair "I''ve got no idea why they do it but I'm literally peeing myself laughing"

shock Oh dear. I hope you're already sitting on the loo then - or do you rely on Tena Lady?

HandmaidsTail Mon 12-Sep-16 12:54:05

So you sit on the loo and force out a shit your body doesn't need to have yet, before going anywhere near your office, lest your have a bodily function in the vicinity of another human?

Whaaaaat?

PS: if you're at a client's house and need to use the loo, just do it. Nobody in RL cares. confused

BarbaraofSeville Mon 12-Sep-16 12:57:49

But if they were work women stones, firstly if they are Mumsnetters, they probably wouldn't ever shit in anyone else's toilet, because you are unusual on here if you are able to shit anywher except your own toilet. People have reported not going at all during a 2 week holiday shock.

Secondly, what if the work woman did go and then the OP would worry about another woman seeing her toilet and judging her on it's cleanliness grin.

I go when I need to go, so aren't shocked when visitors use my toilet. We all do it.

Maybe they have left it clean anyway - have you checked OP?

I think the problem on here amongst the toilet obsessives with shitting workmen is that they refuse to have toilet brushes so if the workman does go for a shit, and there are stains, they can't see any way of cleaning it up, so they see no option other than to leave it.

Itsmine Mon 12-Sep-16 13:00:16

If you're a workman you don't shit in clients houses. Please anyone whose dp work involves them going into others houses, tell them this is very basic manners.

No, in the same way you dont get your sarnies out and sit at their table, you most deffo don't go and do a great stinking shit in their loos. Public toilets. It's what they are for.

Once while recovering from major surgery, the gasman came to fix the boiler, was in our house a brand total of one hr. He asked dh if he could use the loo, I'd have said no, but was in bed.
I went in after him and not only did it stink, windows of course not opened, but he'd left huge skids and shit on the toilet seat as if his arse may have been shit streaked before he even sat down.

RebeccaWithTheGoodHair Mon 12-Sep-16 13:00:32

PS: if you're at a client's house and need to use the loo, just do it. Nobody in RL cares

At least half of us DO care!

I would have to be very ill to crap in a professional capacity grin

celeste83 Mon 12-Sep-16 13:01:21

When you gotta go you gotta go i guess. I think people rougly poo around the same time everyday don't they? Almost like clockwork grin Just open the bathroom window for the time being and bleach the loo when they have gone.

HandmaidsTail Mon 12-Sep-16 13:02:41

But how can you stop yourself, if you really need to?

Itsmine Mon 12-Sep-16 13:02:53

'that they refuse to have toilet brushes so if the workman does go for a shit,'

No no, toilet brush was there and in full site, just clearly not used. Gasman also too gormless to open the window. Smelly twat.

VladmirsPoutine Mon 12-Sep-16 13:04:54

For my previous job I had to spend an awful lot of time in other people's houses and never did a shit whilst there.

It's always tradesmen that do this - why isn't Mumsnet full of stories about HCPs, for example, shitting in their houses?

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