If you sprinkle ellipses when you tinkle…

June 3rd, 2007 · 24 comments

Maybe it’s the manic use of ellipses and exclamation points, but this note makes me extremely uncomfortable.

Says submitter Erica in New York City, “As bad as it can get in the ladies’, I’ve been told the men’s bathroom is even worse.”

PLEASE LADIES........PLEASE

FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · bathroom · bullet points · Comic Sans Alert · ellipses-crazed · exclamation-point happy!!!! · hygiene · New York · office · spelling and grammar police · toilet


24 responses so far ↓

  • #1   glittersmama

    I wish every women’s bathroom had signs like this. It could use a little less punctuation though.

    Jun 3, 2007 at 6:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Catsoup

    And dammit, they use Comic Sans in this! I’d stick pads to the sign in protest.

    Jun 3, 2007 at 6:49 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   RandomD

    I’m more unnerved by the prospect of “ladies” using handtowels to clean their cooz, and then flushing them, than by somebody using too much puctuation in the note to tell them not to do it. I’d tell them that, if caught, they’d have to bob the damn things out.

    Jun 3, 2007 at 8:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Mark Davis

    comic sans is outright aggressive.

    Jun 3, 2007 at 8:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   bluespike

    “we are all grateful for the respect we give to each other”..lol !

    Jun 4, 2007 at 1:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   mothmanbr

    The person who wrote this has issues.

    Jun 4, 2007 at 1:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Melina

    Oh nooooo! NOT COMIC SANS!!!!!……!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    Jun 4, 2007 at 11:17 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   mollysusie

    “If you sprinkle when you tinkle”…what is the rest? I’ve never heard this lovely phrase.

    Jun 4, 2007 at 12:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Anruiishi

      If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seat-y! – - -I had to look it up. But there ya go.

      Jun 24, 2010 at 4:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Just Sayin'

    I have to agree with the note writer. Women are really bad about leaving paper litter where it falls in public restrooms. I’m pretty sure they don’t tolerate this being done in their homes. The ones who hover in my work area miss the bowl entirely! EEEEWWWW

    Jun 4, 2007 at 12:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   My Bologna Has A First Name

    If you sprinkle while you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat

    Jun 4, 2007 at 12:48 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   dettaglio

    Thank god the note writer put the extra exclamation points.
    I don’t think the perps wouldve gotten the idea without them.
    Oh and another version of the classic toilet poem is; “If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweety and wipe the seaty”

    Jun 4, 2007 at 10:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Certified Wackopath

    “Can we not work together to make sure it remains neat and tidy”

    Can we not use a question mark in the above sentence? Brothers, sisters, come together and help the ellipsis to form at least one question mark in this lovely note!

    Jun 16, 2007 at 9:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Explainer

    The full quote goes:
    “If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatee.”

    Good poetry is hard to find. I’m still looking…

    Jun 18, 2007 at 12:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Pix

    This is just too weird for me. I work in an office building with several hundred people and our bathroom is always lookin’ good. Never any surprises. We ladies keep our ladies’ clean!

    Although I always ALWAYS check before sitting in ANY situation!

    Jul 19, 2007 at 7:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   JASON

    You can find all sorts of novelty id and humourous cards on this great site

    Jul 29, 2007 at 10:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Mara

    Obviously the only reason that paper towels are in the toilet bowls is because nobody keeps the toilet paper stocked. There must only be male janitors in this office… come on guys, don’t you know we need paper EVERY time?

    Dec 14, 2007 at 12:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   2 Cents

    “If you sprinkle when you tinkle?”

    The only bathroom rhyme I learned as a kid was from our cottage toilet:

    “If it’s brown, flush it down.
    If it’s yellow, let it mellow.”

    (We had a small sewage tank, lol)

    Apr 1, 2008 at 1:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Pilcrow

    Here’s how my mind filled in the rest of the poem — “If you sprinkle when you tinkle, then sit when you shit!”

    Apr 1, 2008 at 10:20 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   xD

      pahhahaha
      It makes sense!

      Apr 10, 2008 at 12:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
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  • #21   Melissa

    in my dorm we used to have signs outside the bathroom that said:

    “Men: We aim to please! You aim too, please!

    Women: Please stay seated for the entire performance!”

    We also had problems with women not flushing during that time of month, so someone made a pretty sign saying “FLUSH YOUR BLOODY MESS!” It included a beautifully drawn bloody tampon.

    I wish I had gotten pictures of those signs :(

    Dec 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   lateonenite bang

    You just know that most of the other ladies in the office were looking at each other, thinking “what on earth happened there? – I always leave the seat clean….”

    Aug 6, 2009 at 8:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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