Above is the sign I put up in the bathroom a couple of months ago.
Below is the story behind it. Although it's probably fairly self-explanatory.
We live in an all-girl flat. Obviously, males do come and go fairly often since as far as I'm aware I'm the only single one and even I have male friends who pop by on occasion. We have two bathrooms - me and my two favourite flatmates share one, and the other three use the other.
But, for some unknown reason, the annoying boyfriend of one of our flatmates (she who spreads her shit out all over the flat's communal areas, from the dirty bike in the hall to the random shelf just sitting outside the bathroom where she keeps her shoes for some unknown reason - I'm being a little unfair because she seems friendly enough, just doesn't seem to care that she lives with other people!) seems to have appropriated our bathroom as his own on the regular occasions he is over.
Even more annoyingly, he seems to think he has every right to just leave the toilet seat up after he's done a pee.
Now, I know there is mixed opinions on the toilet seat issue. Girls always say it should be left down but lots of guys leave it up after they've used it. Personally, I think if you are living with a guy, you have to be prepared for them to do this. Let's face it, it's their home as much as yours. If they want to leave the toilet seat up once in a while, I suppose they have every right to. Just as long as they don't miss the bowl or splash everywhere, I don't really see the issue.
But I DO take exception to someone who is effectively a guest in an all-girl flat constantly leaving the toilet seat up. Especially given the fact that that sign, as clear as day, is RIGHT NEXT TO THE EFFIN' TOILET!!! And that every time I find that toilet seat up after he's been on the premises, I try to highlight the sign that little bit more. Yet it keeps happening.
Frankly, I just think it's rude. The other guys who come in here obey the sign. I'm sure they would obey the rule whether it was right in front of their eyes or not. What makes this guy so different? Why is he special???
Answer: He's NOT. He's just an inconsiderate prick, that's all.
Okay, deep breaths. Rant over. I'll open the floor to you guys instead while I try to stop fuming (it's not happened tonight - yet! - but the whole issue gets me riled up!) - what's your opinion on the toilet seat issue? Up or down? Do you even HAVE an opinion on it? Or does the whole thing just "piss" you off??? (Geddit???? Piss? Pee? Oh, whatever!!!)