Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Weird potties

Taj is a strange little man. He's totally cool, but he has some funny quirks that make me laugh. The quirk I will be addressing in this post: He will not use the toilet at our church. Why? Because it looks like this:See how the toilet seat doesn't meet? Yeah- so he won't use it. Ever. Sei has had to drive him home on several occasions to poop because he won't use the toilet there. And yesterday we had to leave Burger King early because they had a "weird potty." At 1st I thought "what the heck??" I hadn't ever really thought about toilet seats before, but now that Taj got me thinking... those ones that don't meet ARE kind of weird- especially for a little butt like Taj is equipped with. That's like the part of the seat he sits on, so with it missing he has no where to comfortably sit. Right? So... maybe Taj's' quirk isn't a "quirk" at all. Maybe the fact that other little kids and adults are ok with sitting on 1/2 a toilet seat is totally WEIRD!? I don't get why there is a 1/2 seat made? Less to clean? Less expensive because there is less seat? Please someone enlighten me. Thanks.



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16 comments:

Yvonne said...

All I can think of is less to make your bum cold when the toilet seat is FREEZING. That's one of my biggest struggles when I use the washroom at Church--the toilet seats are always too cold ; )

I have to admit I don't think I've ever seen a toilet seat like that--but maybe it's because I haven't really looked.

Klin said...

You mean to tell me that you didn't let Taj know that he can sit sideways on those weird seats? I told my girls that and it helped.

I laughed hard when I read, "a little butt like Taj is equipped with." interesting ways to say it. ;)

Suzanne said...

Maybe it's so guys don't have to lift the seat when they go. Eww!!!

Is that your bathroom, Tori? I love the color of the walls and linoleum. :)

Tori :) said...

Yvonne- Cold toilet seats are the worst!

Klin- I've never had a kid have a problem with the seats, so I never thought of having him sit sideways. I'll have to see if he'll do it.

Suzanne- Nope, it's not my bathroom. It's some random pic off the internet. It is a pretty color though.

Stacey said...

I think we all have our toilet phobias and quirks. I still have nightmares about falling in the toilet in the middle of the night because my dad never put the seat down. I have hubby and son trained well. No more wet butt at two in the morning.

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

Sadly, many kids in public restroooms do not lift the seat, even if their mom is in there with them - it is made so that the next person who might need to sit has less of a chance of . . .
I cannot go on, but figure you know.
And I had a girlfriend at 19 that would not use a public restroom for all functions. We occasionally had to drive home midday from the beach - [26 miles] - then go back because we were idiots and wanted to continue damaging our skin.

Lauren said...

Up until about 5 years ago I NEVER went in a public bathroom. I was actually AFRAID to. I am proud of Taj...at least he has a logical reason...whereas, I am just a fool!

Gretch said...

What I was told...was that it is so the males don't "dribble" on the seat. So yeah! I agree with Taj. (that part he has to sit on...has pee on it) I wouldn't want to sit on someone's pee!!! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! And it probably pinches is butt!!

omar said...

From Wikipedia:

"The toilet seats commonly seen in public washrooms are designed differently in order to ensure better sanitation. They are usually made with a gap in the front-center, which reduces the amount of spatter and eases the job of cleaning for janitorial staff."

Reduces the amount of spatter?! Ew.

Tori :) said...

Omar- what exactly did you look up to find that?? What USEFUL information! Thank you!

Spatter is a gross word as there is so many different things that can,uh, "splatter" in a toilet. Puke. Poo. Pee.... Ewww.

NOBODY said...

Spatter spatter spatter.

My husband got his college degree in toilet architecture. This is where we, as a couple, SHINE. He with the knowledge, me with the blog reading.

They are cheaper to make, easier to install and cheaper/easier to clean. So boring. Spatter is a much better story. But sadly, these toilets are also found in women's bathrooms where there is much less spattering going on. Hopefully.

Anonymous said...

i hover, i never sit on a public toilet and if i must(the kids have to) i cover the seat in toilet paper...even at church....who wants to sit on something some strange naked bum sat on ewwww!

utmommy said...

I never thought about toilet seats before, but now that you point it out I have no idea why there is only half a toilet seat. So weird.

omar said...

Oh, there's a whole "Toilet Seat" wikipedia page. I did way more reading than I intended.

Nancy Face said...

It has a lot to do with sanitary issues, as Omar pointed out.

Imagine the stuff that might be touching the front of that seat if it weren't missing! EWWW! :0

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

awh, this is just cute. a pain when not convenient, but still cute :)