The wrong kind of sticky pad

July 5th, 2011 · 63 comments

I get that you’re trying to make a point here, lady…but…really?

Please put the toilet seat back down if you use the ladies room...thx!

(And if you just had to go go there, you could have least written, “Always put the toilet back down.” Just sayin’.)

related: The bathroom battle of the sexes…a true race to the bottom.

FILED UNDER: battle of the sexes · California · office · thx · toilet


63 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Quite Contrary

    I wish someone had warned me about this note writer in high school. Ewwwwwwwwww!

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   tishi

      ewww if it was used, LOL

      Jul 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Peony

    Don’t leave it up! PERIOD!

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm   rating: 81  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   tishi

    Oh.My.God!!
    I think that is a clever use of your time in the loo! LOVE it!!

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Mrs.Beasley bang

    OH LORDY, that is tacky! Almost too much to absorb!

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Holly

    Like. Guys shouldn’t be in the ladies’ room. I was told that it is some sort of criminal offense to go into the opposite sex bathroom if they are marked as men and women, but I haven’t found proof of that. Only a man would be offended, truelly.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Clumber

      ummm.. no. I have XX chromosomes and I would backup slowly and with terror if I started into a stall with a pad stuck to the wall. I probably wouldn’t even read it. Hell, I might even start using a different floor’s restrooms… Yeah. Female and would absolutely offended. Sorry to mess with your schema.

      At least it wasn’t a red sharpie…
      ..oh bother, now I have gone and offended myself.

      Jul 6, 2011 at 12:23 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   The Elf

      Likewise, Clumber. That note is just nasty. In that purse of hers, she didn’t have a scrap of paper? That was the only thing she could find to write on? Seriously?

      Jul 6, 2011 at 6:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   TickleMyBambo

      Look on the bright side ladies! At least she didn’t write the note on the wall with her blood.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 12:47 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   noey1210

    At least whoever it was used a clean pad for her insanity…?

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:31 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Kelster

    I am a woman, and the only reason I ever put the seat up is to clean the bowl. So why is this sign even necessairy?

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Clumber

      I believe it is directed toward the twigs-n-berries equipped who may occasionally use the restroom.

      You know what though… It just occurred to me. Her premise may well be false. I have had to throw the seat upwards in order to ralph my frickin’ guts into the toilet at work, and would be lucky to remember to flush while laying on the floor in a heap of self-pity and raging stomach. I can nearly promise that I left the seat up in the women’s bathroom in such circumstance.

      Watch – someone clever and adorable like Rose or Mish will have already pointed this possibility out and I will, sigh, be an idiot.

      Jul 6, 2011 at 12:27 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   park rose

      ♥ Clumber, if I wasn’t shacked up with TOS (in a manner of speaking), you’d be top of the list! I look out for all of your entries, and I didn’t comment on this PAN, but did think, maybe she doesn’t have any tape in her bag. BTW, are you on fb? Some of us are over that way. ‘glo left an address in the community. Not too hard to find.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 10:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Canthz_B bang

      Oh, yes. Clumber is a keeper, rose! :-)

      Jul 7, 2011 at 10:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Poeta

    That is some real uncouth shit. Like…no friggin decorum.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Kaisha

    It’s not an always pad though… but yes, I do get the joke.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Danny

    Schrödinger wonders how this sign would be read by someone who did *not* use the ladies’ room.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:44 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Natalie

    Whoa.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Adriana

    Most people don’t carry notepads into the bathroom, so at the very least I give her credit for being creative.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   ligercorn

    Effective conveyance for those who don’t absorb the message the first time.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 6:54 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Kay

    Because it would be too small to read if she wrote it on a tampon.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 7:08 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   sol

      …and how would she stick it ?

      Jul 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Kay

      She would dangle it from something, of course.

      Jul 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   liddy bang

      ..tie it to the toilet handle?

      Jul 5, 2011 at 8:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   Clumber

      Or applicate it by shoving it into a smaller orifice.

      Like from the TP dispenser.

      Jul 6, 2011 at 12:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Elwing

      Wet it and throw it against the ceiling. It will stick.

      Jul 6, 2011 at 3:22 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   TickleMyBambo

      No, that is not being creative.. that is being lazy. Being creative would mean making a chandelier out of multi-colored tampons, because honestly that restroom could use a little lighting.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 12:50 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Who passed out the Haterade?

    Personally, I think she’s a genius.

    Ever seen one of those cheesy movies where brandishing a cross makes the vampire recoil in horror? Same principle, just for men. (^_~)

    Jul 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Andrea

    it’s usually cleaning women who leave the seats up – that’s what happens at my work every day lol

    NOW SHE’LL ALWAYS LEAVE IT UP TO SEE WHAT YOU DO!

    Jul 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Nunavut Guy

    All pads should come like this in the package,each with a different message.Kind of like fortune cookies or those little love heart candies.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   TickleMyBambo

      Today’s fortune ” Cheer up! You’re going to have your period for a extra week.”

      Jul 7, 2011 at 12:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Catt of the Garage

      One of the brands did that for a while, saccharine little encouraging thoughts and fun science facts. They were on the wrappers, though, not the pads themselves.

      Can I just say I personally find this hilarious.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   liddy bang

    this just begs for a note of some sort or smart aleck comment and I cannot think of one clever thing to say. Rats!! I’ll be back….

    Jul 5, 2011 at 8:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Smokes70

    So THATS why they added “wings” to them! I’ve always wondered…..

    Jul 5, 2011 at 8:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Windsor Grace

    Ooooo, that is soooooo nasty!

    Jul 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Pay The Piper

    I guess it just depends on your point of view…

    Jul 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Lindsey

    Better question: Who in Hell is leaving the lid up in the LADIES ROOM?! (I’m assuming that it isn’t the cleaning people).

    Jul 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Dallas_Gal

      Actually, I would guess it probably IS the cleaning crew. Especially if this chick repeatedly encounters “the seat up” in the morning. Which we have no idea of knowing.

      Jul 6, 2011 at 10:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   dixiechick

    Sandra finally really and truly went round the bend.

    Jul 5, 2011 at 10:35 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   anonymous

    STEPHEN ROOT IS A KLINGON!

    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   havingfitz

    I had an awesome comeback carved into a suppository but I couldn’t find any tape….

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   jilly

    I think she should have stuck it onto the front of the toilet so the seat would NOT stay up. Go team notewriter!

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Canthz_B bang

    I’ll bet the note writer padded her resumé as well.
    Don’t think it worked though. It’s bloody easy to spot a liar.

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:56 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Nahhh bang

    I don’t see what’s PA about this. It’s a simple enough request. Sometimes guys just gotta use the ladies’ if the men’s is being cleaned, fumigated, raided by the FBI, or whatever.

    I also don’t get squicked out about clean, unused sanitary napkins. It’s like being skeeved by a box of Kleenex. [shrug]

    Jul 6, 2011 at 3:00 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   k

      Seriously. Pads have to be some of the most sanitary things in existence. The surrounding wall is almost certainly less sanitary than that pad.

      Jul 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Carl

    Men have to lift the toilet seat up, women have to put it down.

    I’ve never understood all the sniffiness and division around this topic.

    Jul 6, 2011 at 3:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   The Elf

      Yup! Although it is a ladies room and thus anyone using it should default to putting it down, who doesn’t look before they sit? This isn’t a sleep-fogged 3am pee, this is an office bathroom where presumably you’re awake enough to check the seat position and wearing clothes you need to take a moment to unfasten anyway. If you’re not, I’d consider that to be the bigger problem!

      Jul 6, 2011 at 6:17 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Canthz_B bang

      See, that’s what I’ve never understood. Why is it that when men say “Just put the seat down”, women claim they’re sleep-fogged, but never consider that maybe men are sleep-fogged when they leave the darned thing up?

      Frankly, I’d rather argue over some other non-issue in my marriage, because this one just doesn’t make as big a splash for me as it does for my wife.

      Jul 6, 2011 at 8:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   The Elf

      Hehehe “big splash”.

      I’m not defending the age-old argument of the toilet seat, over the sleep-fogged 3am pee turned into a now-fully-awake 3am bum bath. I’m just saying that even that reasoning doesn’t exist here, so it really doesn’t make any sense whatsoever not to look before you sit, thus negating any need to insist on the position of the toilet seat.

      Jul 6, 2011 at 9:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.4   Team Redhead

      I gotta disagree on this one: between men and women, three out of four functions (one of two for men, and two of two for women) are done sitting down. So the default should be seat down. I’m not crazy rabid about this–I just think the math here wins.

      Jul 6, 2011 at 12:19 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.5   Seanette

      My DH and I solved this by putting the lid down. That way, both of us have to move something to use the “euphemism” (as my mother calls it), which is fairer, and it’s safer for pets and plumbing (having to have the plumber come out because something fell into the pipes does tend to annoy landlords).

      Jul 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Grant

    Genuine LOL @ Always.

    “I see a little silhouetto of a man…”

    Jul 6, 2011 at 3:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Grant

    Oh, and she did sign it off with multiple periods.

    *boilk*

    Jul 6, 2011 at 3:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Erin

    I seriously hope this woman isn’t married…if so, I’m envisioning the type of wife that makes her husband sit to pee instead of putting up the seat. If this is a typical work environment, it’s highly unlikely her “culprit” is a guy sneaking into the women’s bathroom. More likely is the cleaning staff leaving it up after cleaning the toilets. Regardless of who leaves it up, is it REALLY that much of a trial to just put the damn seat down anyway? Unless you’re sleeping at the office, it’s not like you’re at risk of falling in half asleep in the middle of the night.

    Jul 6, 2011 at 6:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Jenny

    Ever since the day I went in the bathroom & noticed a spider in the toilet, I ALWAYS look before I sit!!

    Jul 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Linda

    I bet the woman who wrote this note is the kind of woman who hovers over the seat anyway. That’s why I always look before I sit – it is far worse to sit in a stranger’s bodily fluids than taking a cold dip in toilet water.

    Plus, the Mythbusters proved you don’t get diseases from the toilet seat, so sit the heck down already!

    Jul 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Isa

    Haha I think this is pretty funny.

    Why is everyone so disgusted? It’s a clean pad, ffs. And that’s all it is. A menstrual pad.

    Funny how many women are so squicky about menstruation. Why is this such a big deal? It’s a pretty bloody common occurrence (no pun intended, but now that I’ve noticed it, ehehe. Heh. Hehehe).

    PS: VAGINA. DO I MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, MR. LEBOWSKI?

    Jul 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Moe

    Guys get blamed for a lot of things they didn’t do.
    Now, guys do a lot of gross things but not all things gross are done by guys.
    Tinkle on the seat is often left by ‘sqatters’. That is, chicks who won’t let their pearly bottoms touch the seat.
    Sometimes sqatters, having been caught leaving wet gifts in the past, will lift the seat. After all, they don’t need it, lessening the likelihood of ‘overspray’. They may forget to drop the seat.

    Jul 6, 2011 at 6:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Sarah Ashley

    LMAO. Someone should reply ‘fuck you’ on a tampon and tape it up in rebuttal. The stuffy lady that wrote the pad note would probably be horrified. BWAHAHA.

    Jul 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   MitziBell

    @Seanette–Indeed, that’s how we handle it Chez Nous as well. Some people are too invested in winning the Battle Between The Sexes to look for clever ways not to have to battle at all, I guess.

    Jul 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Jesse

    Oh no! THX Sandra has returned!

    Jul 10, 2011 at 10:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   nona

    Reminds me of a sign I once saw in a restaurant’s bathroom:

    Please don’t tape sanitary towels to the wall.

    eww…

    Jul 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   founditonapostednote

    HIGHlarious.

    Jul 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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