The Shark Week Scriptures

September 16th, 2012 · 58 comments

Spotted by Rebecca in a women’s dorm at an evangelical college in St. Louis, Missouri…

Jesus shed his blood for me, so you don't have to as well. Wrap your pad! P.S. We know who you are, nasty!

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FILED UNDER: bathroom · bodily fluids · college life · hygiene · Jesus · message to all intended for one · St. Louis · that's disgusting · TMI


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  • #1   Jennifer

    That is disgusting. I’m always surprised at how nasty my fellow ladies can be!

    Sep 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Dee

      I’m not surprised after my SIL spent several weekends with me. She must live by that Foul Bachelorette Frog meme. After she used my bathroom, I’ve found pads wrapped in several magazines (that I had planned on reading, eww).

      Sep 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Jennifer

      Dee- WHY??? Why would anyone do that? Did you ever say anything to her about it?

      Sep 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Dan

      I’m never surprised at how disgusting anyone can be when they aren’t expected to clean up after themselves.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 5:23 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   DaveGI

      Also, you would think the opposite was true but women are much worse slobs than men when they are out.

      I had a job once where I would clean a bar/restaurant on weekend mornings, and the ladies room was always much, much worse than the men’s room ever was. I wasn’t sure at first if it was just the clientelle there, but talking to other people I found the same was true almost everywhere. As clean as women can be in their own homes, they turn into the biggest slobs when they don’t have to do the cleaning.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   redheadwglasses

      Dave, I worked at a nice department store. The old ladies who used one restroom in particular because of its proximity to our restaurant TRASHED the place. Periods were long gone, but old people still poop. And these dressed up old ladies — many with serious money — smeared their crap everywhere. Daily.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   feleepe

    and so, upon seeing that note, Edward Cullen had to find out who ‘nasty’ was.

    Sep 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Poltergeist

      Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter

      Coming to an Evangelical college near you.

      Sep 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Mel

    We know who you are, SIGNED Nasty

    Sep 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   linda

    ewwww

    Sep 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   havingfitz

    We used to have a problem with the stall walls where I work ending up blood-splattered. We never did figure out who was doing it, and eventually it stopped, but one of my co-workers said the only possible explanation was that someone was whipping out their tampon and twirling it over their head like a bolo. Sadly, I would not be surprised…

    Sep 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm   rating: 74  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Sorcha

      That seems to have happened at my work, but we have clients that include people with drug and mental health issues.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Mantis bang

      Not ‘their’. ‘Her’. Her tampon. Her head.

      Sep 19, 2012 at 7:44 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   66Sick

      In this context, yes, since only the ladiez use tampons. But in a broader sense, I say let’s all embrace they/their as plural OR singular. It really helps to get beyond the difficult of third-gender or non-gendered pronouns like Ze/Hir. Let’s embrace THEY!

      Sep 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   JESUS H. CHRIST

    I know some people love Jesus, the Bible and being the best Christian they can be, but why does every aspect of their daily life have to be Jesus-fied. Stop shoehorning your faith into everything, it loses meaning and significance that way.

    Sep 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm   rating: 67  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Jami

      In this case though, the blood reference is kind of fitting. Only other thing I can see working maybe half as well is a comment about Moses parting the Red Sea.

      Sep 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Dot

      I think TheLibertine made a good point. Yes, those ‘super-Christians” who put God into everything and can’t go an hour without mentioning their faith are annoying, but if you think about it, those are exactly the people who would go to an evangelical college in the midwest.

      Most (for the lack of better word) “normal” Christians probably wouldn’t want to go to a place where God was the centerpiece of life on campus. So this isn’t as obnoxious as it might be at a non-religious school.

      Sep 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Humid Hockey

      “Most (for the lack of better word) “normal” Christians probably wouldn’t want to go to a place where God was the centerpiece of life on campus. So this isn’t as obnoxious as it might be at a non-religious school.”

      Dot, do you actually know any Christians at all, or have you just read about them in books?

      Your statement boggles the mind.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Sorcha

      Well, not if you’re at an evangelical college.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   TheLibertine

    @Jesus H. Christ: Did you read that this came from the dorm at an evangelical college? Not to state the obvious, but my sense is at such an institution, espousing one’s faith would extend beyond Sunday services. Think about it.

    Sep 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm   rating: 51  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Ben

    I’m sure some of the other males are wondering.. ok, I’ll bite..

    wrap your pad? When? When it’s removed, put in trash, not sure of the mechanics of this or why other ladies would care/notice.

    Sep 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Janie

      When you take your pad out, you roll it up, kind of like you would roll up a diaper, and then wrap the wrapper of your new pad around it so that it stays rolled up. It’s just a courtesy thing so that people don’t have to see it in the trash.

      Sep 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm   rating: 57  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Heather

      We don’t want to see it. Smell it. Get a disease from it. It’s just bad on so many levels.

      Sep 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Wait..what?

      Heather..hun…how could you possibly get a disease from a used pad?

      Sep 17, 2012 at 10:34 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Jami

      Bacteria growing on the old blood. Plus if it sticks to the side of the can you have to physically pull it off.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 11:03 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   >^. .^

    Ben- when you don’t wrap a pad (and well for that matter) a smelly, vile, bloody mess sits atop a trashcan for all to see, or worse the adhesive sticks to things whilst the other side is in the above stated condition. I’ll let you figure out the remainder of that equation.

    Sep 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Polly

    The Note: TMI
    The Comments: TMI

    Signed,
    An Old Crone

    p.s., Tampons FTW

    Sep 16, 2012 at 10:40 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   kermit

      Er, tampons have to be wrapped just like pads. Also, if menstruation grosses you out, growing up helps.

      Sep 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm   rating: 68  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Nicki

      Er, tampons get flushed, not wrapped.

      Sep 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Lurker

      @Nicki

      Some plumbing systems cannot handle tampons at all (since those suckers are meant to absorb liquids), so it’s best to wrap and trash them no matter where you are.

      Sep 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm   rating: 93  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   ano

      Nicki, are you the author of 50 Shades of Grey? She made her male character do the same thing.

      You don’t flush tampons, they absorb the water, grow in size and cause extremely disgusting blockages. Clog your own toilet all you want, but the public ones are disgusting enough without your help.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 4:09 am   rating: 53  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   The Elf

      ….. I don’t think I want to know why the male character in 50 Shades of Grey had a tampon.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 7:05 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   Purr Monster

      Er, yeah. NEVER flush tampons. A plumber I know says only put toilet paper in toilets. The fact that people put other things in toilets, though, gives him a job.

      @Polly–I used to believe the same about tampons until a condition forced me to use pads. Never assume or judge.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 7:07 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   Mawwd

      @kermit

      I dunno…the dead lining of a uterus falling out of a person is pretty disgusting, and I’m one of the people it happens to. Of course it’s a fact of life but that doesn’t make it any less “wow I really wish this didn’t have to happen to me”. I think it’s one of those things anyone can be grossed out at, at any age. I’m not talking about shunning talking about it or doing a cooties sort of dance around it, but plain old “wow, okay that’s gross.” It’s not just blood, it’s also old, nasty, clotted up dead cells. Nobody really wants to sit around thinking about it or hearing about it.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 9:36 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   Jami

      Tampons are not for everyone. For some pads are FTW.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 11:07 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.9   Hmmm

      No ladies, you are all wrong. Menstrual cups FTW

      Sep 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.10   kuppi

      Screw both tampons and pads, the cup will save you from ever having to discard anything into the trash–and it’s better in so many other ways, too. Moon cups FTW!

      Sep 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.11   Adriana

      I use pads and tampons – pads as liners in case my tampons leak and for the days when my flow isn’t heavy enough to use even a light tampon. I’m sure you all wanted to know this.

      For the moon cup / diva cup crowd, I thought about it, but honestly it just freaks me out. I’m not saying it’s rational, but it was hard enough for me as a teenager to put a tampon inside me.

      A friend of mine uses Glad Rags, a reusable pad. One, the thought of washing out a bloody pad several times a day bothers me, but two, I don’t know about you gals, but they would not contain everything I have to give.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.12   kermit

      @Maawd – There’s a huge difference between being grossed out by a bloody tampon and calling it TMI. It’s not TMI if that’s a problem the note writer needs to address. This isn’t freaking Victorian England where people need to speak in euphemisms lest someone keel over on their fainting couch. By my interpretation, calling it TMI means that Polly finds the whole idea of menstruation revolting.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.13   Seanette

      You’re definitely male, Kermit. I’m a middle-aged female, and frankly find the whole process disgusting. Natural, yes. Also disgusting. I feel that way about fecal matter, too.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.14   nikki

      I find menstruation gross in the same way I find other body fluids gross… I don’t want to be exposed to another person’s poop, pee, snot, blood, or dead cells when they could be more discreet and sanitary about it.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.15   Jami

      @The Moon/Diva Cup Crowd,

      Not every woman is comfortable with putting things inside herself there. Some of us find it insanely painful. (And no, nothing medically wrong. Just – well, won’t go into it.)

      So again, pads FTW for some of us.

      Every woman is different.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 10:04 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.16   Mawwd

      Kermit, even the tags for this note, made by the blog owners, says TMI. TMI to me simply equals “wow that’s gross, I’m going to think about something else now”. I think Polly was just trying to say how gross it was, and maybe a gentle nudge to the blog owner that she doesn’t want to be thinking about bathroom stalls covered in other people’s bodily fluids, i.e. the blog owner doesn’t HAVE to post these. Of course, that may never happen and we may have “shark week” happen (blood – sharks – get it)

      Either way, sorry Polly, stop reading here, at my public state university it wasn’t bad at all, I think only once did I find a toilet covered in blood. My boyfriend’s private expensive-as-hell college continually had a women’s bathroom literally covered in female stuff. Like, 3 tampons on every seat, 5 pads rubbed across the wall and sticking there from dried blood, blood literally everywhere – on the ceiling – on the walls – on the seats – in the sink – in the showers. They did it every day. I never walked into the place without it being covered in nasty. It was unbelievable. I felt so bad for the cleaning ladies. For some reason every time I was there I would have a morbid curiosity of opening the door to see if it was still like that before running off to another building to do my business.

      I don’t know what it is about some people, but when faced with “wow, I don’t *have* to clean up after myself?!” they make a point to make the biggest, nastiest mess possible.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.17   Ali Longworth

      “Moon cups” indeed! Just call them what they are, blood shot glasses. And for a real FTW, there a couple of little pills out there that stops the entire mess and nuisance.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.18   Sorcha

      Moon/Diva Cups are okay – I used one for a while – but damn, so many users get so, well, evangelical about them. What works for one body might not for someone else’s, but a lot of the people who use them act like they’re getting some kind of reward for each person they convert.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.19   Bex

      I’m all for the diva cup, but I’m sure there’s going to be SOMEONE out there, SOMEDAY, who empties the damn thing into the garbage pail (instead of the bowl) and puts a whole new spin on nasty….

      Sep 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Seanette

    I prefer pads myself, but clearly remember seeing tampon packaging strongly warning AGAINST flushing them, and I’ve heard plumbers say that’s a major source of income for them, fixing toilets, etc., that got clogged with tampons.

    Sep 17, 2012 at 1:15 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   The Elf

      Especially in septic systems. Tampons are apparently a major clog for drain fields.

      That said, it’s not that hard to wrap either in a wad of TP. Ladies, please, no one wants to see that. Not even the lady it came out of wants to really spend a lot of time looking and handling it. So why would anyone else?

      Sep 17, 2012 at 6:59 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   redheadwglasses

      I’ve never flushed a tampon (grew up with a septic system), but I worked with a woman who flushed full-size pads! I remember a plumber having to come out TWICE and finding maxipads in the pipes. That woman was an IDIOT.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 11:49 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   kermit

      I want to visit this marvellous toilet that allows/encourages people to flush their tampons. I have yet to see one – especially now that toilets are being converted to the low-flow kind which use less water and can’t even handle loads of toilet paper, let alone a tampon.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Jude

      Tampax must be in cahoots with plumbers, then. This is from the FAQ section of the Tampax website:

      Can I flush the entire thing?

      Yes. The Tampax Cardboard tampon, wrapper AND applicator can be flushed in toilets connected to city sewer systems. Frequent flushing of tampons is not recommended for septic systems.

      Sep 21, 2012 at 9:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   trillion

      Ironic considering this is passiveaggressivenotes.com: hasn’t every woman seen at least 100 signs in her life in bathrooms stating “Please do NOT flush your feminine hygiene products”?

      Oct 23, 2012 at 1:50 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   The Elf

    Wait, Jesus shed blood for you so I don’t have to? I can avoid my period? Hallelujah!

    Sep 17, 2012 at 7:01 am   rating: 59  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Dane Zeller

    Bumper Sticker: Don’t Make Your Curse My Curse

    Sep 17, 2012 at 7:40 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Adriana

    I learned in 4th grade sex ed, otherwise known as menstru-cation, not to flush pads or tampons and to wrap up both in the new wrapper or toilet paper. It’s easier to discard that way, too. I use toilet paper to pull on the string, the tampon comes out in the toilet paper, and my hands stay clean. It’s like magic!

    Sep 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   kermit

      It would be magic if, once you pulled on the string, you discovered a bouquet of flowers or a rabbit. If all you’re pulling out is the tampon you put in, that’s just a plain example of the conservation of matter.

      Sep 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm   rating: 50  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Polly

    Looks like we’ve got a mansplainer aboard.

    Kermit, thanks for continuing to make post after post explaining the process of menstruation to all the females here. What would we do without you, buddy?

    Sep 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   anonymouse

      I think Kermit is probably a menstruation fetishist. It is the only reason for his obsessive interest in stalking and replying to everything on this thread. Gross.

      Sep 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     

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