Ladies, let’s discuss the office bathroom.
It’s the one place everyone visits at least once throughout the day. CEOs, underlings and everyone in between— we’re all in there (unless you’re some kind of human-camel hybrid).
For some of us, making a trip to the porcelain palace is no big deal. You get in, do your thing, and get the hell out without a second thought.
But I’m willing to bet there are many who get a little bit anxious when nature calls.
Aside from ‘going to the bathroom’, there are some other things we all do in the office ladies' room. You might’ve done one of these. You might’ve done all of these. You might even be reading this from the bathroom right now.
1. The silencer
Hands up who’s a bit... paranoid about sounds made while on the toilet? Yep, thought so.
People generally fall into two categories when it comes to giving, ahem, a shit about toilet noises: those who care, and those who literally haven’t ever thought about it.
For those who stress about the sound of their stream hitting the bowl (or other sounds that will remain unmentioned), the ‘toilet paper in the bottom of the bowl’ is a go-to move.
While pretty reliable, this method is not foolproof; timing and positioning are everything. Wait too long, and the paper will get soggy and go under, rendering it useless. Drop it in the wrong spot and it won’t offer any protection.
Watch: MM staff share the times their bodily functions got the better of them. (Post continues after video.)
2. The waiting game
Going into the office bathroom can be awkward at times; none more so than entering at exactly the same time as a co-worker (or even worse, your boss).
There are the few moments of palpable silence when you’re both just sitting there, waiting to see who’ll go first. Once the more confident of the pair breaks the silence, then you’re free to go about your business with peace of mind.