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22 October 2011 / leggypeggy

For heaven’s sake, leave the seat up

An all-in-one bathroom—with the seat up!

Never in a million years did I think I’d ever say it. No male I’ve ever known thought they’d hear me say it. Certainly my family never thought they’d hear me say it. Poor John can’t believe his luck!

Of course, I’m talking about the toilet seat.

Every guy who has ever crossed my doorstep learns quick-smart that the main house rule is ‘Put the toilet seat down’. The lid is optional, but there are no exceptions for the seat.

I grew up in a household of sisters. My dad cooperated. We have two daughters. Poor John cooperates (almost always). The male exchange students have learned to cooperate—although some have been slower than others.

But for months now we have been in the lands of all-in-one bathrooms. That means the toilet, sink and shower are all bunched together. The shower is often curtain-less and located only 12 inches either side of the toilet.

Girls, are you beginning to get the picture? Have a shower with the seat down and the seat is soaked. Have a shower with the seat and lid down and both are soaked.

But if the seat and lid stay up, it means the next time I need to sit, I don’t get a wet bum.

So fellas and gals, just for this little while, for the rest of this road trip, please remember to leave the seat up. I promise to do the same for you.


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  1. Louise M Oliver / Oct 22 2011 10:57 am

    Hi Peggy,
    Of course that’s the right thing to do in those circumstances. Adaptability can make for a much better life. Of course, when you’re back in other areas where the toilet and the shower are separate, then the usual rules will apply. It must be nice having proper showers and toilets though.

    Keep well and safe.

    Best wishes


  2. blics / Feb 6 2012 7:23 pm




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