Opinion: Ew, don’t go in there! Keep your bathrooms clean

I’m not the biggest germa­phobe on the planet, but when it comes to the clean­li­ness of a bath­room, I become a big clean-freak. I lived in Ross Hall and on 3rdfloor last year. For the first part of the year, the men’s bath­room was kept in pretty good con­di­tion by the res­i­dents, but by the mid­dle and end of the year, the men’s bath­room became a dis­as­ter. Chew and beer cans were found in the uri­nals and toi­lets, as well as in the show­ers. Toi­let paper was all over the floor and hair was in the sinks.

I don’t know what pro­pels peo­ple do these types of things. It’s a com­mu­nity bath­room, so you should feel oblig­ated to do your part in keep­ing the bath­room clean. I under­stand that you can’t con­trol what other peo­ple do when they are drunk or want to cause trou­ble, but know­ing you didn’t have a hand in the destruc­tion of a bath­room should make you feel good. Just because the bath­room isn’t “your” bath­room at your parent’s house doesn’t mean you can make a mess and expect the jan­i­tors to clean it up.

It got so bad last year, that I started going down to sec­ond floor to use the bath­room. Thank­fully I live off-campus this year so I don’t have to put up with other people’s mess. It’s dis­gust­ing, imma­ture, inap­pro­pri­ate, irre­spon­si­ble and dis­re­spect­ful to not only you, but your floor mates, your hall, and your school. Have some pride and keep the bath­rooms clean. Tech­ni­cally, you are adults, and in col­lege, so it shouldn’t be hard to keep a bath­room clean and in work­ing con­di­tion. I don’t know what pro­pels some stu­dents to remove stall doors from its hinges? What’s the point of that? And why do peo­ple write things on the stalls? It doesn’t make much sense to me. I under­stand that there are a lot of unan­swered ques­tions, but I guess only one ques­tion mat­ters. It’s not your prop­erty, so why are you destroy­ing it?

Image cour­tesy of Felic­ity Bosk — The Stinger
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