By Caleb Spencer / Staff Writer

No one likes to use a public bathroom.

If you’re the one person that enjoys public bathrooms, I’m sorry to say it, but you’re probably a psychopath. I don’t make the rules; I just enforce them.

With the mutual understanding of public bathrooms being an absolute cesspool out of the way, I don’t understand how people can live with themselves in making public bathrooms worse than they are in the first place. 

Can someone explain how dry Ramen noodles end up in the bathroom sinks in the dorms? Why are you making Ramen in the bathroom? That’s the last place any food should be prepared. Fun fact of the day- bathrooms are not kitchens, and you shouldn’t think they’re remotely the same thing. It shouldn’t have to be said, but don’t have food out in the open in the bathroom. The worst case of this was when I found a granola bar wrapper in the shower. I don’t even want to know whose idea that was. 

That’s not even the worst part of the dorm bathrooms, though. There’s one problem that completely baffles me as to how it even happens. How on Earth do the toilets not get flushed? They’re literally automatic toilets. You practically have to try and not have the toilets flush. Even if it doesn’t flush automatically, you can press a button to have it flush.

Do you just leave without thinking about it? How do you sleep at night knowing what you’ve done? Guys, at least clean up after yourself. You’re giving men a worse image than we already have. We need all the help we can get here, and this honestly feels like self-sabotage. 

Bathroom etiquette is possibly the easiest thing you can do in the dorms. All you have to do is not be an absolute slob and think about the dozens of other people in your wing for less than half a second. I know I don’t like to be in there longer than I have to, but I try to make sure the place isn’t a reeking pile of crap when I’m done.

Sometimes I feel like that’s some people’s main goal when they use the restroom.

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