|Photo description: A white infant's onesie with the words 'We All Pee!' written in red.|
I think we can all agree on two simple facts:
1) Everyone needs to pee.
2) Everyone needs to poo.
OK, let's be really clear about those two facts. Everyone means everyone. People with disabilities poo. People with disabilities pee. Everyone needs to pee and everyone needs to poo.
I'm driving those facts home.
I think we can move on now.
Disabled stalls in the men's room, or the separate family / disabled bathrooms are designated primarily for people with disabilities or people who have other real and legitimate needs for the extra space.
Are you still following me?
Now, Men Who Pee, when you have a choice of stalls, please choose the stall that suits your needs, if you don't really, truly need the extra space, please leave the disabled access stall free for those who do. WAIT! I know what you're thinking, "I've never seen a disabled person use this stall." This is an interesting fact and you may want to think about why disabled people aren't frequenting the same places that you are. I've seen disabled stalls in restaurants with stairs - you might thing about accessibility rather than an excuse to use the stalls. Secondly, not all people with disabilities find stairs a barrier. Some need the extra space even though they don't look disabled. Yep. Some of us can pass. They lurk among you gathering data on the mysterious world of the non-disabled. What they've found is troubling, but that's another post for another time. So. Don't use it if you don't have to.
Why am I writing this to men when this part about using the stalls applies to women too? You'll see in a minute.
OK, here's the point of the whole blog.
Remember, you're in a stall, usually the only one, that disabled people, in the case of disabled access washrooms, or disabled men in the case of a disabled stall in a men's room, are able to use.
So follow this simple rule:
Don't piss on the toilet seat.
The seat lifts! It's this magical design that allows you to lift before pissing all over the freaking seat.
A disabled person, or guy, has to come in and, first wipe the pee off the seat if they need to sit, or before they lift the seat, because we do that, so it doesn't pool on the floor and get our clothes wet.
We don't want to sit in your pee.
We don't want to wear your pee.
So let's go over that rule again.
DON'T PISS ON THE TOILET SEAT.
Thank you for your time in reading this.
Your fellow (disabled) guy!