So when does something inappropriate becomes ok? Throughout our childhood years we are taught to not pick your nose in public or fart in public or may be not fiddle with your panty stuck between your butt cheeks!
Yesterday while entering the office restroom I was accompanied by 2-3 other women from my office one of them being my manager. We proceeded to the respective stalls and one after the other started our business. In the pee noise filled restroom I started wondering where do the boundaries of etiquette or decent conducts change? You would not talk to your boss (in most cases) about peeing or farting or fart a noisy one in a meeting filled with people but with same people present in the restroom the pee sounds, farts and blows are not embarrassing or taken offensive! So when does the boundary change?
Is it when that you don’t see people you feel it safe to do what you need to do? The stall partition door isn’t really a sound proof door, it does not keep the noise or smell locked in your stall! So, is it ok to do noisy, smelly things there just cause you cant visually see people. Have you lingered in the stall a little longer just so that the restroom is empty when you leave? Or have you actually done the opposite, just lingered a little longer in the restroom or outside to see who was making those crazy noises inside. Its stupid and crazy but I will accept of being guilty of both the crimes above :P…. I have actually purposely avoided being in the restroom with certain people, just cause I do not want to witness their not so appealing behaviors. May be I am being a little too opinionated here…. huuhhh ….but thats ok I guess…..
To the rescue and being a little fair I think that when one has to attend to nature’s call or cater to the itch…..one just has too!!….. probably the boundaries of etiquette or division between decent /indecent just does not seem that important in the pseudo privacy (of the stall or when no one is looking) just because holding in that stream of pee or that big stomach aching, bloating fart is impossible to hold anymore!