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I recalled when I grew up, there was no John for me to sit.  I squatted.  

I recalled when I grew up, there was no TP, it was bamboo paper that I had to winkle up to get them soft.

My mother still, as of today, asks me not to sit in public restroom.  She said disease would spread.  I asked my MD and he said nonsense.  

So I am confused....I don’t understand, really, what are the TP seat covers for???  Is it ok to sit?  

I am not kidding here.



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      Daphne wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • I do not fail to use seat covers in public restrooms.



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      UK Girl wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • I was going to say I’m anal about covering the toilet seat before I use a public toilet .......but you get the drift - it’s just some women do leave a drip I know we bitch about men who spray .....and drip but women do as well !



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Daphne, help me out here.  Do you or do you not?  I don’t get the phrase of do not fail to use.  What’s the purpose?



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      Daphne wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • I ALWAYS USE a seat cover...ALWAYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS



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      Inakika wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • And if they have no toilet seat covers, I rip TP and artfully decorate that seat until it’s almost a cushion! I hate public restrooms! But you gotta do what you gotta do!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Is it just to prevent the drip getting on you?  Will disease really spread that way?



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      Inakika wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • I’m not sure and I’m not taking a chance. If nothing else, it’s a sanitary thing. Would you really want to sit on someone else’s drip? tongue outtongue outtongue outtongue outtongue outtongue out



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Actually, giving this more thoughts, I don’t mind going back to squat.  Not just we have the exercise, the time spent in the room will be less and it is easier to clean too.



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      Djd258 wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Inakika  LOL  I have to agree with you, if there is no seat covers I make my own... it may take me an extra 3min in the room but I REFUSE to sit without.
      I’ve heard it’s not good to squat so I make my own, actually my mother used to carry her own covers in her purse in case there were none available in the room.
      AND
      After the spider scare here in Atlanta I also will not use the room that is the darkest!



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      Mz. Queen wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • There are still some “germs” that hang around toilet seats and that’s one of the reasons for the toilet seat covers. Some American women would never be able to squat to use the restroom, hell I can barely squat to exercise.

      Brown recluse spiders also like dark spots in bathrooms which are frequently around the toilet.

      Personally I’d rather sit and I’m covering the seat with something or hoovering above the throne.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Brown recluse spiders - first I heard.  Eeeeeeeeeeeee!



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      Djd258 wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • I can’t remember what kind of spider, something from overseas, but the spiders killed 2or 3 people. It was found in an OliveGarden restaurant.
      Brown Recluse are nasty little critters, when they bite and leave their venom it not only hurts like hell it literally eats away at your skin leaving a nice round hole and nasty black skin. I’ve talked with someone who’s been bitten. They are not huge spiders, they are actually thin. This link will help.

       www.coyoteranch.org/news/?p=23



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • This will definitely convince  me to either squat (regardless if there is a ceramic pot or not) or to use TP seat cover.  Eeeeeee.



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      Psalmist wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • okay, now you’ve all officially terrified me!



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      Amethyst wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • I remember a sign that one of my co-workers hung up at my last job in the ladies bathroom:

      “If you sprinkle when you tinkle
      Please be neat and wipe the seat!”

      Seat covers are good and I use them or else I put toilet paper down. It’s because sometimes people don’t wipe off the seat after they use it and sometimes pee on it.

      I must say, you’d have to have really good balance to use the one in the photograph. Me, I’d end up falling over. LOL



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Oh, I just came back from a restaurant.  I took all your ladies’ advise and looked for paper cover.  They ran out and I used the suggested method.  

      Yea, I always wonder about the handles and door knobs after I wash my hands.  Oh, no... I need to carry a can of sanitizer spray with me everywhere I go from now on?



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      Djd258 wrote Jan 12, 2009
    • CD here’s what I do.. If there are paper towels I wash my hands, dry them then take the towel I dried my hands with to turn off the water and then use the towel to open the door. I AM NOT A GERMAPHOBE, however there are lot’s of people who do not wash their hands. If there are no paper towels I’m screwed! ohhhh
      One other thing you may want to consider is carrying one of those pocket size sanitizers. My daughter has one that she refills and she’s only 16! Even my one of my brothers will not touch the door handle, he opens the door from the top where typically no one touches the door.



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      Deb035 wrote Jan 12, 2009
    • Hi China Doll,
      I was in China 2 years ago and remember very well having to “squat” in the public restrooms!  It’s not fun and it’s not easy either!  When we were on our tours we would always look to see if there was a “western” toilet first.  We were also told to be sure to bring your own toilet paper, good thing we did!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 12, 2009
    • Oh yes.  We have to carry that pocket size Kleenex everywhere, including to Chinese restaurant.  Unless it is extremely high class, otherwise, they don’t provide.



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