Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Take a seat

The tricky thing about trying to maintain a blog like this is that many of my post ideas are precariously close to gratuitous TMI posts that I really shouldn't put out into the internet. I think this may be one of those posts.

Okay. So. Toilet seat covers. I don't get it. I don't use them, and I don't get why other people would. The way I see it, public toilets, on a case-by-case basis, fall into one of three categories for me:

1. perfectly fine, perfectly clean toilet--most toilets. I have no problem sitting there.

2. toilet seat with some sort of... um.... we'll say "blemish"--maybe 5-10% of public toilets. These are toilet seats with (a tiny bit of) pee on them, or maybe a rando square of toilet paper, but nothing shocking. I may or may not sit there, but I'm certainly not above hovering over it. It seems grosser to spend time covering up said blemishes with gross tissue paper that you're then going to have to touch again to throw away.

3. toilets/bathrooms where something ungodly has happened--I can only think of a handful of times I've encountered this. And every time, I escaped immediately. There are not enough toilet seat covers in the world that will keep me anywhere that's been smeared with poop. That's all... I really have to say... about that....

I just don't get it. It seems more unhygenic to try to use one, and really, what are you protecting yourself from? It's not like you're rubbing your vag all over the seat... it's just the back of your legs. For like 30 seconds. So wtf? Someone explain.



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