Wednesday, 20 June 2018
UP OR DOWN?
I heard a woman on some TV show a few days ago complaining about men always leaving the toilet seat up. I've heard a lot of women over the years wittering on about this - it seems to be one of their most 'popular' complaints about men. I can't remember ever hearing a man having a moan about women leaving the toilet seat down though, can you? Which leads me to wonder just what it is about women that makes them think their lavatorial requirements take priority over men when it comes to the time-worn custom of bladder-emptying. And just what is it about lowering a toilet seat that they find so egregious, so massively inconvenient (npi), that they need to bang on about it all the time? Do women ever raise the toilet seat after them so that a man, in for a quick pee, doesn't have to? Doubt it.
"Ah, but" you say, "women need to sit down for both functions when they go to the toilet, whereas men don't have to." So what? Are you suggesting that because women 'sit down' more often than men, then that should determine the permanent 'in-waiting' position of the toilet seat? Why? And most men as they get older suffer from an enlarged prostate, which means that they may well have to visit the toilet several times a night, but just because a man may require the seat being up more often than a woman requires it being down, we don't expect special treatment in the matter. Hell, we don't even think about it. If the seat is up when it needs to be down, we put it down; if it's down when it needs to be up, then we put it up. (Except for lazy, slobbish men obviously [there are some], who just point 'percy' at the porcelain and end up dribbling urine all over the seat. Another reason for leaving it up I'd have thought.)
"Ah, but it's considerate to leave the seat down for them," you say. Bollocks! But even if that were true, why do women expect a level of consideration that they themselves don't display towards men? And isn't it rather patronising in this day and age to treat women as if they're fragile, delicate creatures who are likely to break a nail in the herculean task of lowering a toilet seat? We've even put hinges on the bloody things to make it easy for them - that's surely all the 'consideration' any reasonable person needs. Another thing that occurs to me is that if a household has more males than females, you still wouldn't hear any of the males complaining about the toilet seat being down all the time, so in a reverse situation where there are more females in the house, it shouldn't be (but is) any different.
Some women clearly want the 'best' of both worlds. They want to be allowed to drink to excess, fart, belch, itch, scratch, and tell dirty jokes in public the same as some men do, yet at the same time be given a seat on the train or bus, have doors held open for them, be accorded special consideration, and generally be treated like royalty whenever it suits them - simply because they're women. Talk about double-standards? However, there's no point expecting women to behave logically about anything 'cos they can't even spell the word. If your wife buys you two ties for Christmas and you put one of them on to go out somewhere, the first thing she'll say - regardless of whichever of the two you're wearing - is "What's wrong with the other one I bought you?" Men just can't win.
Any thoughts on the matter, Criv-ites? Then you know where the comments section is should you feel the need to express yourselves.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, June 20, 2018