Monday, March 17, 2008


Expectations are amazing things. You go to work expecting to be compensated. You plant seeds expecting them to germinate and grow. You have expectations of yourself and others.

Recently I discovered there are now bathroom expectations. Below is a picture I took outside a rest room. The first one made me laugh, “Clean up after yourself”. Not sure what they meant by that.

And what about - “Be here. Be ready. Be quick.” You know, some things cannot be rushed.

I’m not even going to address the one that reads, “Keep feet on the floor”.


Anonymous Sorso said...

Eyes of the beholder... Ummm

When reading this sigh threw the eyes of a first grader it was not all that bad.

It has a whole different effect when you read it thew the eyes of Ralph.Heck it is down right hilarious.

Great Post !

6:54 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

That right there is first for me. There are many times in my life when I didn't have time to read rules. Just the 'expectation.'

7:28 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hey Ralph, I can use that stuff! Thanks a lot.
Tonight we have to go to airport to pick up XYZ and I will try this 'being respectful' out over there.
1. Yes, I will clean myself up. That is last on my list, not first? Possibly I'm too dirty to use the facilities until I wash?
2. I'll knock on the stall doors to let everyone in there know I'm respecting their privacy.
3. Then I'll talk to each one of them in a nice kind and quiet voice. Question here, should I whisper to these strangers?
4. I will clean myself up again.

Good post, Ralph!
(Easter Bunny Rabbit courtesy of my granddaughter, BP.)

8:25 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Back again. I had to see what I had missed, things weren't working right. It was "Put water in the sink."

Now, I have made an award to you of the "You Make The World A Better Place" award. Merle, my blogging buddy of Australia, gave this to me, I couldn't see that you had received this one.
The details are on my JIM'S LITTLE BLOG. I hope you like it.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

Good grief. I hope I never have to use that bathroom. That's too much stress. Especially the Be quick part. Next thing they'll want you to Be nimble too.

Way too much stress.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Miki said...

I am glad that you didn't address the "feet on the floor" expectation. The images running in my head are enough. Thank you for this post, it really made me chuckle. But, I agree with SORSO through the eyes of a first grader ( I haveone too) it can be grounded in reality, through the eyes of Ralph, well, enough said!

5:39 AM  
Blogger Janell said...

Maybe they should have put one of these signs up in that airport where Congressman what's-his-name got caught playing footsie. That's probably what inspired the "Keep feet on the floor" rule.

6:31 AM  
Blogger bobbie said...

"Collections"? What kind of collections are you bringing to a public restroom?

Good one, Ralph.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I have never seen one of those signs before! I'm glad you shared it.

Gee, where else would your feet be but on the floor?? Makes one think, huh?? LOL

11:03 AM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

Grandkids here and others arriving for spring break. Must post this sign on bathrooms and see what responses we get. Great sign Ralph.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

This is funny and odd. It sounds like someone talking to a preschooler.
Be sure and flush.
Quit messing around in there!
Do your business quickly and come out!
Wash your hands and don't make a mess!!

No foot tapping allowed, especially if your name is Larry or Craig.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Now look here, I am only 5' 1" tall and my feet never touch the floor when on the toilet......I'll try, but I can't promise

I would hope this is for young children who are just learning bathroom ediquite, and not for grown ups who should know better...I do have to say, that I have seen some pretty messy bathrooms in my time.

I guess this is just like the directions you get with anything else....Please don't put the blow dryer in the sink with water in it....Sometimes they have to tell us, very common sense things because there are people out there that don't USE common sense..

Cute post.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I've never seen a sign like that. The part about keeping your feet on the floor reminded me of something my mother told me many years ago. She said that some women stand on the toilet seat because they think it's more sanitary.
She taught me when I was a very little girl to NEVER, under any circumstances, sit on the toilet seat, and when I was too young to comply, she used to hold me up over it.
I hate public bathrooms and always do my best to wait till I get home.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

I love this. I want this for my bathroom. *G*

12:18 AM  
Blogger LaDawn said...

I want to hang this in the toilet cubicles in my office!

1:02 AM  

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