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08-12-2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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Public toilet nightmare

I went out for a few hours with my mum the other day and mid shop had to make a mad dash to the toilets....the kids are off school at the moment and I came out of the toilet, a young girl went in and I could see her face and see her mouthing to her friends that it was stinky...embarassed...no - MORTIFIED! Is there any way to deal with this other than just scrub your hands as quick as you can and skulk off??
08-12-2009, 03:19 PM   #2
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Oh hun, I understand all too well!!

After such embarrassing moments, I now am well-equipped with a mini spray can of Lysol in my bag.
08-12-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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I carry around mini deodorant cans everywhere to try and avoid the embarassment but when the toilets are busy I feel too embarassed to spray...its like being stuck between a rock and a hard place! I only had my first surgery 6 weeks ago and I wanted to pull my top up and say sorry I stink but I have bum and tum issues and this is part of it but figured that probably wouldn't go down very well

Thank you for the response...Im new to this and wasn't even sure I was doing it properly!
08-12-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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You're doing great

I say screw them - they're just judgmental because, supposedly, they're perfect.
08-12-2009, 03:40 PM   #5
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Just walk off fast and don't look back!
08-12-2009, 03:58 PM   #6
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Just remember...everyone poos and everyone's poo stinks, otherwise, the phrase "She thinks her shit don't stink" never would have been coined!
08-12-2009, 04:27 PM   #7
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Ugh my husband's friend lives by "Girls Don't Poo."
08-12-2009, 04:30 PM   #8
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Let me guess...he's single, right?
08-12-2009, 07:17 PM   #9
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No - somehow he's married!! But that's an entirely different thread lol
08-12-2009, 07:19 PM   #10
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I tell my kids "Who ever smelt it delt it"!!
08-12-2009, 08:19 PM   #11
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i just walk out waving my hand in front of my face saying "wooo don't go in there unless ya got a match".
i've gotten to the point where i am damned if i'm gonna feel ashamed about something everybody does. Heck i've got two small kids and had to clean up worse messes from their little buts then mine has ever produced. Try being in a grocery store and realize that you 13mnth old has not only crapped threw there diaper and shorts, but into his stroller and all up his front and back. Lets just say after some serious scrubbing in the family washroom with my wife he came out with only a diaper and bag full of nasty clothes. LOL.
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08-13-2009, 12:34 AM   #12
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After a while you just tend to deflect what's supposed to be social graces, and just say screw it, I'm sick because of nothing that was my fault to begin with so if I stink I'm literally just as put out as you are.

Crohn's toughens you up a bit.
08-13-2009, 03:46 AM   #13
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BTDT I either get out quick, or laugh and say to the next person 'you dont want to go in there!'.
08-13-2009, 09:55 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone! I guess the thing to remember is to not give a crap! Ha - if only I could not give a crap
08-13-2009, 10:28 AM   #15
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Christiebird said:
Thanks everyone! I guess the thing to remember is to not give a crap! Ha - if only I could not give a crap
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08-13-2009, 10:41 AM   #16
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imisspopcorn said:
I tell my kids "Who ever smelt it delt it"!!
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08-13-2009, 10:42 AM   #17
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hahaha i like to say something to piss them off when someone does something like that... if i go and stink the place up and someone says something like that.... just respond with "Well if you mom would learn to cook better it wouldn't be so bad" or "ITS A SHITTER WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IT TO SMELL LIKE???" or hold you hands over your head when walking out yelling "WOOHOO SCORE ONE FOR THE ASS BLASTER!!!!"
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08-13-2009, 11:02 AM   #18
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hold your head high walk on and dont look back; an old northern irish quote "you can't eat good grub and shite scenty soap" think about it! take care
08-13-2009, 11:27 AM   #19
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Mark33180 said:
hahaha i like to say something to piss them off when someone does something like that... if i go and stink the place up and someone says something like that.... just respond with "Well if you mom would learn to cook better it wouldn't be so bad" or "ITS A SHITTER WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IT TO SMELL LIKE???" or hold you hands over your head when walking out yelling "WOOHOO SCORE ONE FOR THE ASS BLASTER!!!!"

lmao omg!! i would sooo do that, score oneXD i would scare ppl, i acually think nex time im in public and have ta use the potty imma do that!! just to see the looks on ppls faces!!!! thanx for the idea!! hehehe
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08-14-2009, 08:59 AM   #20
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bigtruck said:
hold your head high walk on and dont look back; an old northern irish quote "you can't eat good grub and shite scenty soap" think about it! take care

Haha this is brilliant! Im going to use that one!!!
08-14-2009, 09:20 AM   #21
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Something nice and direct and no-nonsense about the old Northern Irish quote
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08-14-2009, 11:22 AM   #22
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imisspopcorn said:
I tell my kids "Who ever smelt it delt it"!!

08-14-2009, 11:46 AM   #23
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I use Poo-pourri. Works pretty good. If I don't have it I just make a comment to the other people like "wow it stinks in here huh?"
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08-15-2009, 11:37 AM   #24
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Brilliant! If I have left an aroma I usually walk out in a most haughty fashion complaining loudly for all to hear about how much the toilets smell generally, and how disgusting the facility I am exiting was before I even went in there...

However, I am now totally inspired...from now on its going to be: hold my hands over my while yelling "WOOHOO SCORE ONE FOR THE ASS BLASTER!!!!"

I cant wait for my next public outing now (usually a source of dread), the kids are going to think I am a total legend!

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08-16-2009, 07:08 PM   #25
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I try to cover embarrassment with humour but there's nothing worse than walking out of the toilet though to find that theres a queue.....and there's no denying i'm the culprit of the offensive aroma because they've all heard suspicious toilet noises coming from the cubicle.
08-17-2009, 06:34 PM   #26
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I try to flush just as the event happens. It not only covers the sound but sucks all the...ahem...material down before it can stink the place up too badly. I then flush again asap in case there's any residual material or odor.

This isn't easily accomplished with those automatic flushers though. I've spent many a minute standing by the door perfectly still with my pants down waiting for the stupid thing to flush.
08-17-2009, 07:05 PM   #27
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I try to flush just as the event happens. It not only covers the sound but sucks all the...ahem...material down before it can stink the place up too badly. I then flush again asap in case there's any residual material or odor.

This isn't easily accomplished with those automatic flushers though. I've spent many a minute standing by the door perfectly still with my pants down waiting for the stupid thing to flush.
Ahh... the old courtesy flush
08-17-2009, 10:17 PM   #28
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I hate the automatic flushers. I avoid them like the plague. Has anyone ever had it flush while you're still pooing? I have. Not funny. Well - it is kinda funny.

Mark - your comments remind me of Austin Powers and the scene with #2. Ha!
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08-17-2009, 10:25 PM   #29
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My daughter used to scream in the public restrooms when she was little because of the noise the automatic flushers would make. And then she'd stare at it, and you could just hear her thinking "it's gonna swallow me whole, I know it. Why does mom make me pee here???"
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08-18-2009, 01:57 AM   #30
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seadreamer said:
I try to flush just as the event happens. It not only covers the sound but sucks all the...ahem...material down before it can stink the place up too badly. I then flush again asap in case there's any residual material or odor.
That's my technique!
Never encountered an automatic flusher in the UK... maybe that's a good thing
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