The debate to end all other debates! That pesky toilet seat. It has been the cause of numerous heated arguments between men and women. He needs it up, she needs it down. Premium sanitation service providers, Ecotact Limited, want to throw in their two cents.
A wise man once said that one ingredient for a happy marriage involves having two separate toilets. Let’s not laugh about this. There is little doubt that this seat has led to a few divorces. A couple already on the verge of dissolving its relationship will be pushed over the edge thanks to a constant bickering over whether the seat needs to be left up or down.
Let’s analyze this for a moment.
• “The toilet looks far much better with the seat down”.
• “I don’t want to look every time I need to use the toilet. Why should I have the tiny inconvenience of falling into the toilet because you’re either too lazy or too inconsiderate to put the (explicit) seat down?”
• “I don’t want to touch it all the time!”
• “Be a gentleman.”
• “I need it up. Am terrible at aiming.”
• “I don’t want to deal with spills when I use the toilet with the seat down.”
• “Look before you sit down.”
• “I don’t want to touch it either!”
• “Who really cares how a toilet looks? It’s a toilet! Women!”
• “ I forget to put it down all the time”
• “What happened to equality? Why can’t you leave the seat up for me then?”
Scientists have weighed in on the debate and a researcher even took some time out of his busy schedule to formulate an equation:
Conclusion? The seat remains down.
Both genders need it down to poop while only men need it up to pee. Mathematically, leaving it up always will inconvenience both. While there are no written rules that oblige men to put it down, it’s an act that ensures that everyone in the house or an office with a gender shared toilet remains happy. For the sake of peace and quiet, spare a few seconds of your time to touch and descend that seat. It takes the minimum possible effort and won’t hurt.