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AIBU to think making phone calls in the toilet is weird?

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Bahh Wed 15-Feb-17 10:33:41

In my office we have a lot of contractors from other countries, and it seems to be a daily thing where they'll go into the toilets to make phone calls (presumably to friends/family as they are speaking their own language).

Is it just me or is the toilet a really weird choice? I find it really annoying. I'm trying to tinkle and I've got people shouting down the phone in the next stall over!

isthistoonosy Wed 15-Feb-17 10:36:57

My OH does this at home as well, it is very weird imo and I always ask where he is if we are talking on the phone and l cant hear the tv in the background.

neverknowinglyunreasonable Wed 15-Feb-17 10:43:55

I would welcome this as I am uncomfortable with people hearing my 'toilet noises'. If I had my way there would be white noise played in the loo at all times. You don't know how lucky you are.

Bahh Wed 15-Feb-17 10:45:07

That's what the hand dryer is for, you wait for that to go off and then make your noises strategically!

This is just annoying!

neverknowinglyunreasonable Wed 15-Feb-17 10:49:19

What if there's no hand dryer? WHAT IF THERE IS ONLY TOWELS! I've been trapped in toilets for several hours waiting to fart. In the end I had to roll up a cardigan and use it to muffle the sound.

TheDevilMadeMeDoIt Wed 15-Feb-17 10:52:09

The students where I teach do this - the women anyway. They're in there talking away, standing by the mirrors not in cubicles, and give you the evils for daring to go in to actually use the loos.

It gives me great pleasure, after I've washed my hands, to spend a very long time using the hand dryer. They always go away, I've got greater staying power than they have. grin

PassTheWineAndFags Wed 15-Feb-17 10:56:07

TheDevil I like your style, I would so do this as I have an evil streak running through me grin

Bahh Wed 15-Feb-17 11:03:17

I tried something similar by being excessively noisy in the stall, banging about putting things on the hook and violently pulling toilet roll out of the dispenser. It seemed to exacerbate the matter though and she got louder and I got louder until it was too ridiculous and I had to stop.

Imissmy0ldusername Wed 15-Feb-17 11:06:41

I was most put out during a particularly windy episode when I realised there was someone in the loos on a call on speaker phone!!! I could hear both ends of the conversation. Most disconcerting.

DementedUnicorn Wed 15-Feb-17 11:13:13

I've been trapped in toilets for several hours waiting to fart. In the end I had to roll up a cardigan and use it to muffle the sound.

This is one of the most bonkers things I've ever read on here

user1484750550 Wed 15-Feb-17 11:18:20

Don't see anything wrong with it? Why is it weird? Or annoying? Am I missing something?

user1484750550 Wed 15-Feb-17 11:21:16

I've been trapped in toilets for several hours waiting to fart. In the end I had to roll up a cardigan and use it to muffle the sound.

I agree. Now THAT is odd.

Dreamanddream Wed 15-Feb-17 11:21:49

Where else could they go that's private?

Bahh Wed 15-Feb-17 11:32:41

An empty meeting room, take a walk outside, their car, a single table in the restaurant.

Bahh Wed 15-Feb-17 11:37:51

I just think it's weird! You can hear people going to the toilet, they're not the cleanest of places, if there are hand dryers that's REALLY loud. I just don't get why you'd want to have a phone call in there.

HappyAxolotl Wed 15-Feb-17 11:43:35

I just don't get phone calls, long chats face-to-face or any other form of lingering in a loo. Same as I don't get why you'd be embarrassed about actually making toilet sounds and smells in there. It's why toilets are in a separate room with a bit of privacy. To keep the unsavoury stuff contained away from the rest of the building and the people in it.

Birdsgottaf1y Wed 15-Feb-17 12:05:03

But then people object to public phone calls. My family all work long hours/shifts, so we can't always time calls and I'd rather call in the toilet, than on the bus, for example.

If I waited until I was home, as I'd often suggested, there'd be weeks that I didn't speak to one of my DDs etc.

Fackorf Wed 15-Feb-17 12:06:55


You farted into your cardigan?

OhSoggyBiscuit Wed 15-Feb-17 12:34:59

That would be my cue to shout "Oh would you look at the size of that! Boy that felt good coming out! Cor!" loudly until they give up and leave.

neverknowinglyunreasonable Wed 15-Feb-17 16:34:13

Usually I wait until the toilet is empty or coincide my sounds with any loud noises but on this occasion there was a constant flow of quiet people. To cover my fart noise I folder up my cardigan to muffle my noise. It was a one off.

Naicehamshop Wed 15-Feb-17 17:31:43

Did you put the cardigan back on afterwards? confused

Janey50 Wed 15-Feb-17 18:30:46

never You farted into your rolled-up cardigan?! grin

Zaphodsotherhead Wed 15-Feb-17 18:33:30

Sorry, but you farted into your cardigan? has to be the funniest sentence on MN today.

SapphireStrange Wed 15-Feb-17 18:34:23

I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one more interested in Cardigangate than in the actual subject of the thread. grin

228agreenend Wed 15-Feb-17 18:35:59

I find this weird. However, a mum used to do this at a school,during a sports club session. Turned out it was where she could get best reception.

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