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Friday Stupid Thread: Not Flusing The Toilet  
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12457 posts, RR: 25
Posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2586 times:

So, I normally live alone, but am having a relative stay with me for the summer.

And where he lives, he has a septic system instead of city sewers and it's the custom in his house to not flush the toilet after urinating. You do flush if you defecate.

I see the nice ecological benefits of this, but frankly I just don't like opening the toilet lid and seeing some else's hours old piss. And I do have quite adequate city sewerage.

Am I right or wrong to bring it up with him?

I shared a hotel room with a lady friend that had the same custom and I also didn't like it then. She explained the whole thing to me, but I still flushed every time when I encountered the yellow toilet and every time after I finished using it, whether it was #1 or #2 or both. She never brought it up, but if she had, I was going to tell her that I just happened to crap a lot!  

Actually that friendship also went down the toilet too shortly thereafter.

I wonder if toilet habits had anything to do with it?

And it still weirds me out to think that adults have to discuss their toilet habits.

Life was so much simpler when I was living by myself.

Lord I wish silly shit like this didn't bother me so much!


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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Years ago my family lived in a home that had a septic system. I don't ever remember having to leave anything lying around that way.

At work there is someone who feels it necessary to leave the brown sitting around.



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User currently offlinenewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 1):
At work there is someone who feels it necessary to leave the brown sitting around.

If it's brown you have to flush it down!!!  Wow!

Seriously, though, just ask him to flush, shouldn't be too hard, he's the one who's the guest.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12457 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Quoting newark777 (Reply 2):
Seriously, though, just ask him to flush, shouldn't be too hard, he's the one who's the guest.

Indeed I agree but if I found these things easy to do I probably wouldn't be living alone!

But I'll take the plunge (so to speak) on this one and speak to him when he's back after the weekend.



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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

My mum's house still has a septic tank under the front lawn. It was connected to mains sewerage years before we moved there, but we were warned not to park cars on the grass...
I'm with the OP on always flushing. Unless we're trying to get the baby to sleep and it is just a No.1, it can wait 1/2 hr until he's sound asleep, then flush it.

signol



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User currently offlinenewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):
Indeed I agree but if I found these things easy to do I probably wouldn't be living alone!

Haha, I guess I'm used to roommates where I can just yell down the stairs, "Who the f%#@ didn't flush the toilet!", and that would settle it.  



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7519 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

While I can understand people following the if it's yellow, keep it mellow; if it's brown flush it down approach for their own homes (whether it's connected to a septic system or even a town sewer (some do this to save on their water bill)); what galls me is when they apply this practice at either a public toilet or a toilet at either a business or office establishment. After a while, the stench of remaining urine in an unflushed toilet gets a bit much.

While some think that they may be saving the planet by practicing this outside of their home; the reality is that, after a while, such practice in a public or business facility can create a potential health hazard.

IMHO, the rule should be; at a public place or business establishment, FLUSH AT ALL TIMES!

Rant over.



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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3622 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Quoting Revelation (Thread starter):
Lord I wish silly shit like this didn't bother me so much!

Probably why you are living alone?

Quoting newark777 (Reply 2):
If it's brown you have to flush it down!!!

If its yellow, let it mellow!  



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

I once had an extremely weird roommate, with no social or hygienic skills whatsoever, and even worse, he was the cheapest bastard I ever met in my life (yet he went to a very expensive school and his dad was a NASA shuttle engineer   ). Anyways he wouldn't flush the toilet after taking a leak. To make things worse, he'd wait after pissing about 3 times before he ever flushed. I asked him nicely, on thre differrent occasions, to flush it, every time. It was just disgusting to walk into the bathroom and have 8hr-old piss stinking up the place   . His excuse was that "he was being considerate with us by saving money in water costs by not flushing"    Anyways, the fourth time I ran into that stuff in the toilet I just went completely bezerk. I stormed into his room yelling at the top of my lungs right in his face pretty much threatening to kill him if he ever did it again.

Not only did I nearly make him poop his pants, but he NEVER forgot to flush again. 

Also, I know plenty of people that have septic systems and nobody leaves piss sitting there for hours. Everybody flushes.

I can't think of any real, valid and strong reason to not flush.


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Another "every-time flusher" checking in. Quite a few people in my extended family have septic systems and they too flush every time.

I think the only time(s) I haven't flushed liquid waste down was when the water was shut off.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12457 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 6):

IMHO, the rule should be; at a public place or business establishment, FLUSH AT ALL TIMES!

Thanks for your support, brother!

Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 7):
Probably why you are living alone?

Yes, probably why, but I'm less sure that it's a good thing than I used to be.



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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

At my buddies cabin we have to follow this rule. And this is because in the summer when it does not rain too much the water reserve gets really low. Anything under 50% we follow that rule, if it's above 50% or if there is lots of rain in the forecast we flush all the time.


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User currently offlinenewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 9):
I think the only time(s) I haven't flushed liquid waste down was when the water was shut off.

Or back in high school when you didn't want to wake the whole family up when you come home late at night.  



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3060 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Well, you're the host; he's your guest...he has to play by your rules.

What I really hate is when a person tells you to flush (because apparently, teenage leaks, especially male ones, smell worse than adult   ) but then leaves their leaks... 

Why is it that some people criticize others when they forget to flush but they can't be criticized when they forget?  



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12457 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

Quoting newark777 (Reply 12):
Or back in high school when you didn't want to wake the whole family up when you come home late at night.

Where I lived as a teenager was quite wooded, so I'd pee in the woods before sneaking in!  

Hmm maybe I can teach my relative to pee in the woods?   



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User currently offlinenewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 14):
Where I lived as a teenager was quite wooded, so I'd pee in the woods before sneaking in!

You're lucky, there's nothing more terrifying than peeing in public and seeing headlights coming down the road. Thankfully I was never busted, but I should have on many occasions.



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User currently offlinedesertjets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

I really prefer when my bathroom doesn't smell like a gas station mensroom. There isn't much that is worse than the smell of stale piss.


I suppose in the OP's case he should enforce the maxim that the relative is his guest and he should flush the toilet each time..... or at the very least not eat asparagus for the duration of the summer.



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User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3622 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 10):
Yes, probably why, but I'm less sure that it's a good thing than I used to be.

I live with a roommate, many times I wish I could afford not to



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12457 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 17):
I live with a roommate, many times I wish I could afford not to

I've been divorced almost 10 years now and have lived single since then.

At first I thought it was a bad thing, then I thought it was a great thing, now I'm trending towards thinking it's not such a great thing.

One thing for sure is I can't afford another divorce! 



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User currently offlinewingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2243 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

This may sound gross but I've never flused the toilet in my entire life.

User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6844 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

Quoting Revelation (Thread starter):
And where he lives, he has a septic system instead of city sewers and it's the custom in his house to not flush the toilet after urinating. You do flush if you defecate.

OK, he needs either a new septic tank or a bigger one for where he lives then!   
I have a septic tank, and 6 people in the house, anyone not flushing gets the boot !



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 6):
FLUSH AT ALL TIMES!

Yeah..thats the rule in our house. Also, toilets here have a dual flush system..with a smaller quantity of water used for anything thats yellow and the larger (normal) flush used for brown stuff.

Quoting Revelation (Reply 18):
lived single since then.

Living alone is awesome! No nagging gf and no one to instruct you to "hang wet towels on the rail"



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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Quoting wingman (Reply 19):
This may sound gross but I've never flused the toilet in my entire life.

How so? Do you crap outside?  

As for me, I live in a house where somebody doesn't do it when they pee, but i'm not sure who it is. I do it regardless if it's a 1 or 2 though, there's nothing worse than walking in on old piss. It's alright if you live alone, but when it's somebody elses piss, it's far worse.


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

I always flush every time.

However, the wife is a creature of habit and childhood habits are not easily broken. Her dad did their bathroom and something went wrong with the plumbing whereby if you flushed the toilet, there was no hot water left for the shower - it went down the loo...... (why the problem was never remedied Im not too sure!!!) Anyhow, the solution was to flush after the shower.

I learned about this plumbing balls up as still, 4 years after she moved out, she still occasionally forgets to flush - meaning to do it after the shower, but forgetting. Thats gross, particularly as it may not only be #1 or #2, but may even be #3......I can deal with blood, but there is no worse way to start the day than that...      



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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4992 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

I agree that people who do not flush are gross.

I think there is a form of exhibitionism in people who don't flush after taking a dump. I knew a guy like that. He thought it was funny that other people would have to look at his crap.

Another form of this are guys who refuse to use deodorant and stink up the place with BO after getting sweaty. They say that it's "Just the smell of manhood". Yuck!

People who act like this are just lazy slobs who love to make excuses like this to get a rise out of others.



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25 wingman : Just joking adj 1992...the title says "not flusing the toilet". I know what flushing the toilet means and I do it daily. But "flusing the toilet"??, n
26 UA772IAD : Thats disgusting and unsanitary. My house is on septic, and I never leave anything around. Urine is not odourless!
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