Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Is it wrong....

....to be on the telephone while using the toilet?

34 comments:

eclectic said...

Ewww -- YES! Especially if I'm on the other end of the line!!

Unless one of two conditions is met: 1) The situation does not permit the sound of the bathroom goings on to be heard by the other person; and/or 2) The other person is someone in front of whom you'd go to the bathroom in person, such as a spouse, or a toddler (since they won't let you use the bathroom by yourself, anyway).

Toady Joe said...

Not at all, unless you flush. Always hang up first, or at the very least run the water in the sink to mask the sound. ;)

mrtl said...

Yes. Unless it's your spouse and you have full disclosure and approval to do so.

Jewl said...

Ahhh, that depends if you have alot of gas... or if you keep making alot of "Ploping" sounds...

Susie said...

What mrtl said.

Jon said...

it's only wrong if the person on the other end KNOWS you're on the toilet, due to various sounds and grunts. otherwise, it doesn't matter...when ya gotta go, ya gotta go. just don't flush.

- Jon
- www.daddydetective.com

Kami said...

As long as the person on the other end either knows or can't tell, you're good.

That said, it is NOT OKAY to be on your cellie in the potty at Target.

Meegs said...

Depends on the situation... someone very close to, family, long time friend, probably okay (with some restrictions: the flushing thing, major straining noises, etc). Anyone else, most likely no!

Circus Kelli said...

Yes. Unless you're on the phone with a telemarketer.

ieatcrayonz said...

Only if it's long distance.

Effie said...

Only if you have to "think" really hard or have long pauses on your end of the phone--that's just wrong. Being on the phone in the tub is completely OK--and flushing is a no-no. Basically--if the other person can tell you're in the bathroom, don't do it!

Tammy said...

Y-E-S. I mean, is nothing sacred anymore?

Why not just grab a burrito and take it in there with you.

Mainline Mom said...

Not as long as the other person can't hear you peeing or pooping or flushing!

I'm with Kami though, I hate hearing girls on their cell in the stall at the Target.

No_Newz said...

My mom does that. All. Of. The. Time. When she flushes in my ear I always say, "I ove you too." ;)
Lois Lane

Jim said...

Not according to to the following;
The Borgata Hotel and Casino AC, NJ
Hilton Hotels (Blame Paris)
Sheraton Hotels

In all three of the above, I have found phones in the potties in the upgraded rooms.

Just ask Miss Manners about protocol;
Announce or don't announce
Flush or don't flush
Grunt or don't grunt
etcetera,...

Doris said...

LOL oh this question makes me laugh, my husband is the emergency contact for his team. He supports places around the world. This means our nights are their days type thing. He has been called more then once while sitting on the pot.

LOL He hates to have to answer the phone but has no choice, the stuff he supports is mission critical and has to be dealt with ASAP LOL I laugh every time I hear his cell ring when he is in the bath room.

My answer is Yes its wrong, but sometimes I guess can't be helped LOL See this is why I leave my cell out side the bathroom LOL

kimmyk said...

Yes especially if you're tossing out a mean grumpy and grunting away- I'd be a bit disgusted being on the other end.

I'm just glad we're not that good of blogger friends.

Lauren said...

Ok, how about, is it ok to FART REALLY LOUD while on the phone with your brother on Thanksgiving... so loud, in fact, that your wife hears it from 2 rooms away?

Charlotte in Pa said...

Is it wrong for me to comment on this blog while using the toilet? Oh, the glories of a laptop and wireless!

Dancewriter said...
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Dancewriter said...

Hey, when duty calls, duty calls!

Twixie said...

no it's not... as long as you don't flush like they said, or make sounds that give it away. I can't tell you how many times I do it-- doesn't matter who I'm talking to ;-)

Christine said...

What they don't know won't hurt 'em. I am partial to running the overhead vent, myself.

Or, if I know there will be noise, I just say, "Pardon the noises, I'm helping my daughter go to the bathroom" HA! They never know what hit them!

I'll do anything to multi-task.

G-Side Pride said...

i do it all the time
and i flush while still on the line

jd said...

Grandma has done it since phones came into existence... In fact, she has a phone line in the bathroom!

Just saying that if Grandma does it, then it must be ok. LOL

Ben Loony said...

Yes, most definitely. Absolutely positively wrong to be on the phone while using the facilities.

Even scarier is to hear typing noises coming from the restroom stall at work. We have a phantom typist where I work who takes his laptop in with him so we hear his clickity clackety typing practically every day. We have yet to determine who this person is. I work in the Computer industry and have techs who keep an industrial sized bottle of hand sanitizer in the room for this very reason. It creeps them out to think they might unknowingly be working on this person's laptop and therefore "sanitize" themselves upon returning from their service calls.

SoozieQ said...

It's not wrong if you don't mind poo germs on the phone. It's not wrong if no one else ever has to use the same phone. It's not wrong as long as no one else has to hear the noises.

kalki said...

Yes, william. SO wrong.

Susie said...

Not if you are my husband. And apparently, the laptop or blackberry is also appropriate. Can I get a collective EW!? I swear he's going to set up a desk in there and REALLY get down to business.

LizzieDaisy said...

I'm in the "Oh please don't!" group. Unless it's a telemarketer like someone pointed out. LOL.

Listened to the whole cell convo of a girl in a stall next to me at the airport, and while WOWED by her cell connection, was very disgusted the lack of concern she about about her noises and those around her. Blech.

SuzanH said...

So wrong when someone else does it.

Completely acceptable when I do it.

Suzanne said...

I ythink farting is rude if yuo try to do it. Go to the bathroom! I don;t thing going to the bathroom while on the phone is rude just try to make it quiet - I do it all the time - LOL

Cat said...

Unequivocally, yes.

Unless, of course, you are talking to a telemarketer, in which case you have carte blanche to piss and grunt and plop and flush to your heart's content.

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