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Women are selfish and unhygienic for leaving toilet seat down says Matthew Parris

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TheDullWitch Thu 22-Feb-07 15:05:58

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But doesn't he know that a fine spray of foecal matter could land on his toothbrush unless the lid is down too.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 22-Feb-07 15:25:17

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motherinferior Thu 22-Feb-07 15:26:22

But ahem Mr Parrish is not after all in that much of a bathroom sharing situation with a laydee, now, is he.

MamaG Thu 22-Feb-07 15:27:02

I just don't get the whole loo seat rubbish
I couldn't care less if DH leaves the seat up

I JUST DON'T EFFING CARE

FluffyMummy123 Thu 22-Feb-07 15:27:43

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MamaG Thu 22-Feb-07 15:28:36

I keep my toothbrushes in a cabinet so the shit is just coating walls, ceiling and window

FluffyMummy123 Thu 22-Feb-07 15:29:26

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bundle Thu 22-Feb-07 15:30:39

oh and apparently "hovering" (40% of women do, allegedly) is really bad for you...

FluffyMummy123 Thu 22-Feb-07 15:38:23

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TheDullWitch Thu 22-Feb-07 15:38:47

If I hover, I lift the seat in case of splashage.

MamaG Thu 22-Feb-07 15:39:55

I never hover
Just sit and get on with it

Although in Court yesterday the loo was MING, def not built for Queen Vic. I put loo roll all around teh seat so i could sit on that

foxinsocks Thu 22-Feb-07 15:42:01

you have to have good leg muscles to hover at the right angle so that the wee doesn't run down your leg. I've never quite mastered that.

TheDullWitch Thu 22-Feb-07 15:43:59

I have thighs of steel! (and tum of jelly)

bundle Thu 22-Feb-07 15:44:35

i don't think it's good for your bladder/muscles either

MrsPhilipGlenister Thu 22-Feb-07 15:45:06

I used to be very good at hovering, back in the days when I went to lots of festivals and the like.

I don't think my pelvic floor muscles (what muscles? hah!) would cope nowadays.

fizzbuzz Thu 22-Feb-07 15:52:19

You are not meant to hover, you are meant to sit, with your feet on a pile of magazines. So says that woman on tv who looks at people's pooh on telly!

Also was a programme on a few months baack, in fact I think it was Brainiac, and they discovered that the tiolets at Glastonbury had less bacteria on them than the average office desk......so next time you enjoy a working lunch at the desk....think on..

lurkylou Thu 22-Feb-07 15:56:33

I have it on good authority (a dermatologist) that it is impossible to catch anything from a dry toilet seat!!

'Hovering' is a disgusting habit that leaves the toilet in a disgusting state and I think it should be classed as an offence with a hefty fine!!!

fizzbuzz Thu 22-Feb-07 16:00:05

They all hover on the continent don't they?

Those horrid toilets in Greece and France where you have to squat over a basin thing.

Drove about 200 miles in France on the verge of exploding, because there was no way.........

lurkylou Thu 22-Feb-07 16:02:04

They are 'squat' toilets or Turkish toilets - I've never seen any in Greece but loads in France - HORRIBLE!!

I'm referring to a proper toilet with a seat!!

suedonim Thu 22-Feb-07 16:02:11

What's Matthew Parris doing in Ladies toilets?

bundle Thu 22-Feb-07 16:04:19

fizzbuzz i think that kind of hovering is called squatting and has a totally different impact on your pelvic girdle

MrsPhilipGlenister Thu 22-Feb-07 16:05:20

I don't mind those sort of loos - I did spend nearly a year in Asia, and you can't really avoid them there!

suedonim Thu 22-Feb-07 16:14:25

I found in India that squat toilets are actually better than western style because no part of your body, except for your feet, has to come in contact with anything. Mind you, squatting over a loo on a rocking, rattling, speeding train concentrates the mind. I don't think my knees have ever recovered!

skill Thu 22-Feb-07 16:14:52

Why is hovering really bad for you?

Tortington Thu 22-Feb-07 16:17:24

let me get this straigh - the toilet seat need to be sprung - becuase men are too fucking lazy to lift it up and therefore may piss on them

i suggest to you that if they lifted the fucking seat in the first place they wouldnt piss on it.

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