Why It’s Important to Respect the Bathroom of a Business You’re Visiting?

Have you ever visited a restaurant and used their restroom? Most people treat the restroom with respect. Unfortunately, there are a couple people who don’t. It’s sad. Patrons who disrespect public restrooms aren’t thinking about the other guests who are about to use the facility. You’re a guest. You wouldn’t do that at your mother’s house, or a friend’s house, why would you disrespect a bathroom which you’re a guest in?

We go out to eat because we work hard and deserve a night out, or because we don’t have time to cook. Everyone has their own reason to visiting a restaurant. It’s great. You’re enjoying the food, you’re enjoying the company, the cocktails, and the ambiance usually makes everything better. You stop at the restroom after dinner and at times, the mess in the restroom can completely turn you off to the place. Yes, it’s not their fault. There are patrons who make giant messes and don’t care. How is it, that some restaurants invest so much time on the front of the house, but completely forget to maintain one of their biggest priorities? The restroom!

It is important to treat the bathroom with respect, because you are sharing it with everyone else. The person that follows after you’ve left the bathroom has to deal with the mess you’ve made. It’s not fair to them. What did they do to you? They have just as much right to a clean bathroom.

Let’s say you had a horrible experience with the establishment, does that grant you the right to mistreat the restroom? Of course not. Please speak with management if you have an issue that needs to be resolved.

Please respect the restaurant’s bathroom and other patrons. Remember, most people go out to eat to enjoy themselves and have a great time all around. They deserve to have a good experience.

To Restaurant Owners/Managers:

Tips To Encourage Customers To Treat Your Bathroom With Respect

Supervision- Make sure you have a set schedule for staff to check the bathroom and quick clean up. Wipe down sink counter, pick up paper towels left behind, and make sure each stall has toilet paper. Have it posted on the wall in the bathroom to show you are maintaining the cleanliness of the bathroom.

Notice- Hang a sign that tells patrons to “Please Respect Our Bathroom”. It will remind patrons that they are guests. You could also have a sign that says to “Notify Management If Anything Is Missing”.

Amenities- Please provide soap, toilet paper, towels, hand towels, small garbage cans in each stall and a larger garbage can in the main bathroom area. If you’re feeling extra generous add a “Guest Basket” in the women’s bathroom that includes: feminine pads, tampons, tissues, baby wipes, and lotion.

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WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU RUN OUT OF TOILET PAPER IN A PUBLIC RESTROOM?

What do you do if you run out of toilet paper in a public restroom?

It’s not your day. Nothing seems to go right. Your boss is on your butt about God knows what. You couldn’t get any sleep last night, because your spouse’s snoring is so bad that you’re considering committing murder, something simple not too messy. So, you decide to run to Dunkin Donuts, because coffee just makes everything better, after catching your breath you ask the nice lady for a large coffee. She looks at you, she can tell this isn’t your day.

“Sir, we are making a fresh batch as we speak. Unfortunately, two of our machines are down”.

“Oh no, how could this happen? How does Dunkin Donuts actually run out of coffee?”

As I originally said, it’s not your day. You go on to work and get nothing done because you can’t function correctly. As you’re trying to wrap up your day you run into the bathroom and do your duty. You are in such a rush that you aren’t paying attention. Disastrously, there isn’t any toilet paper. Ouch! You start to panic.

What are you supposed to do? Look around, what would Macgyver do?

1.     Neighbor- if there’s someone in the stall next to you, ask them to spare some toilet paper. If there’s anybody in the bathroom, hopefully washing their hands, asked them to grab you a roll from the other stall.

2.     Empty Bathroom- if the restroom is empty, get up, and hurry over to the next stall before someone sees you with your pants down.

3.     Phone a Friend- if you’re at a work/restaurant/bar, more than likely you’re with someone. Use your life line, they might give you crap about it, but who cares. You need that toilet paper.

4.     Call the Establishment- If you’re at work, someone must be around to help. If you’re out at a restaurant, call the host and tell them what’s going on. They will come save the day. They might even feel bad for you and offer you a beer on the house.

5.     Purse/Wallet- look inside your purse or wallet for napkins, tissues, receipts, business cards, if you’re desperate use some singles.

6.     Socks- use one sock to wipe and the other one to wrap and toss away. Don’t you dare flush it.

7.     Underwear- would you rather have underwear on or a clean bum?

8.     Scarf/Gloves/Hat- this is a hit or miss. Depending on weather, if you’re wearing any of it.

9.     Extra Shirt- depending on the season, you might have an extra shirt on. Cut your losses and use it.

10.  Toilet Paper Cardboard- this will hurt, but it seems like you have no other option. I don’t even think this will work, but you’re obviously somewhere were you’re not wearing socks, underwear, or have an extra shirt. For the first time in your life, you’re using the bathroom without your phone. You don’t have any friends and nothing is going your way.

If you’re a guest at someone’s house, please just swallow your pride and ask for toilet paper. If they don’t have any, ask for newspaper. No matter what, your day can’t get any worse.

 

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