I have this thing about toilets at my house. It is a huge pet peeve of mine when people leave the toilet seat up, and I’m not talking about just men. I like for the ENTIRE toilet to be closed. Put the lid down.
When you flush the toilet with the lid up, it sends lots of lovely, disgusting germs into the air. I keep my toothbrush in the bathroom. I don’t want your poo germs in my mouth.
Here’s just one article I found by a quick google search: Is Your Toilet Making You Sick?
Now, I live with a handful of roommates who often have friends over. It’s nearly impossible to make sure everyone gets the toilet seat memo. So I devised a way to make sure people really ‘got it.’
Have you ever heard of that show Beyond Scared Straight? It’s this show on A&E that I have never actually seen, but I’ve heard about it and I got the gist. Basically delinquent teens are sent to adult prison for a day to show them their future. Inmates are supposed to “scare them straight” with the all too real threats of rape and assault.
I know, leaving the toilet seat up isn’t quite the same as say, murdering someone and having to spend your life in prison with the threat of rape and assault looming over your head every day. So I devised something that I felt like was an adequate comparison in the world of punishment.
I made a sign.
Not just any sign, a sign that played on everyday fears. Like, what’s something that many people find terrifying? Oh, I know, clowns. And what’s worse than just say, your normal run of the mill clown? Oh, yeah! That clown from IT!
I designed this beautiful sign (with my mega awesome microsoft word design skills), printed it out, and laminated it (because who hasn’t bought a mini laminator on a whim for their home?).
This sign worked so well that actually my roommates wouldn’t talk to me for a day. Even my boyfriend who I TOLD I WAS GOING TO DO IT was annoyed about it. They were so angry/annoyed/horrified, that the sign got torn down. It got the message across though, and it will work in your home too!
I’m still so proud of myself for this sign. I consider it a stroke of comedic gold. In case you agree with me, I’ve included it for you to download, you beautiful people.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE
I hope it works magic for you. I don’t want you to be sick, I really don’t. Honestly though, no one can complain about being targeted with the toilet seat if EVERYONE has to lift it up and put it down. It’s only fair. And it’s also sanitary.
That’s my bit.
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