To PEE or NOT to pee!

We ladies face a lifetime dilemma of using the public toilet. Unlike guys who can just urinate at the urinal and leave, we ladies have so much to battle before even able to ease ourselves.


Ladies seriously take more time in the loo. From the moment we stepped into the cubicle, you’ll be amazed at how much WORK we do before we can even pee! Forget about doing big business in the public toilet, we rather drive home (or in my case, being DRIVEN home) for that!

There are mostly only 3 or 4 cubicles in the ladies’ toilet as opposed to 6-7 urinals in the gents! *Toilet contractors obviously failed their Math*

If each lady takes approximately 10 minutes each, you can imagine the QUEUE for the rest of us waiting outside!

Guys don’t have to queue do they? They have more urinals compared to our cubicles and all they needed to do is shoot and go!

I sometimes wonder if it is appropriate for guys to share urinals since it is not covered? I mean, if you go to the loo with your guy friend and all urinals are taken up (except ONE), do you like.. urm.. tell your buddy, “Let’s PEE together?” Is that even allowed? o.O

The QUEUE gets worst during public event when public toilets are unisex.

Sometimes I laugh an evil laugh inside when I see the scenario above for I am glad that the GUYS have to queue just like us too! I mean, they have it easy at shopping malls, it is only fair to see them having to queue up every once in a while! Right? No? :P

I have not in my entire life get into one of those portable loos. I don’t know why, I just can’t do it.

Okay, back to the public toilet issue. We QUEUED and waited for like half an hour before we finally get an empty spot. Walking with all urgency towards that empty cubicle, we see this:

OMG WTF! The lid is DOWN!

What do you do? Do you:

a) Use your feet to pry it open?

b) Leave the lid close and just pull the flush and THEN open it and do your business?

c) Get out of there and get back to the line and queue for the next one?

Let’s try Option A

Since I needed to PEE so urgently, I use my feet (yeah, of coz we use our feet. U don’t seriously believe we will use our bare hands?!) to pry open that damn f@^king lid only to be greeted warmly by brown chocolate brownies! It’s enough to send whatever that I’ve just eaten right back up my throat and vomit big time!

Try Option B then

If the thought of seeing brownies when you open the lid scares the heck out of you, my friend suggested that we simply pull the flush before even attempting to pry it open. Let’s see. What IF that damn toilet bowl is clogged hence the previous user ‘politely’ leaving the lid down? Imagine pulling the flush and after hearing the sound of  whirlwind water action you see chocolate milk shake flooding out of that damn thing?! @_@

Last resort, Option C

I don’t normally take the risk of Option A or B and choose to get back in line even though I know sometimes people do that (leaving the public toilet lid down) just for kicks. It is appropriate to close the lid and flush when we are at home but seriously people, “We DON’T do that in public toilets, hokay?!”

And even if you are darn courteous to do that, PLEASE, lift that blardy lid up again so we can actually SEE what’s in it and save the whole lot of hassle of contemplating Option A, B or C! >_<

Now excuse me, I need to go QUEUE!

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    haha..u really like and can write well on a Pee journey :)

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      Well… haha.. it’s just that i encountered a lot of drama just to pee lah, u know? lol..

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    I have the fear to open the lid too.. U know those ppl covering the lid? Coz bacteria n germs will fiy out when you flush the toilet bowl. Off all the time.. ppl lazy to open back..Sighs

    If for me I don’t like to be cover mostly I prefer to open the lid even though when flushing coz I can see if is clean enough after flushing to otherwise I pump more water to clean it.

    Somemore I hate, those ppl wet the whole toilet bowl and the whole toilet seating including floor. I like to be clean when using it. Wet makes me feel even more unhygienic I feel so yucckss especially in public toilet.

    I like dry and clean toilets!!

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      GIANT has the worst toilet ever. It is ALWAYS wet!

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    Sigh….I hate this type of situation too. I will prefer wearing adult diaper.

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    I would rather wait till I get home.. sometimes you really kenot tahan those who go before you, They really can take their own sweet time peeing. >.<

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    LOL, this post should be named as “The Art of Pee-ing” :P

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    public toilets…its quite a major nightmare in Malaysia.

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    Hahaa!! I normally will pretend n keep knocking the door every 30second!!!!

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    Haha.. Funny but so true. That’s y I so hate public toilets.

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    toilet also can be so dramatic ah.. haha :P

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    haha I never go in those mobile loo b4. Everytime I go to toilet I would take a peek and choose a “cleaner” cubicle.

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    Is a guide for using public toilet or just something need to be caution when going Public toilet? keke

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    I can’t tahan pee pee, so die die also must go lor… :(

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    With two girls plus me 3, I will try my best to avoid going places that have dirty toilets!

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    yeeeeeeeeeeeeee~~~ This is super disgusting!!! But when I really really have no choice like I just ate bunch of vege last night, I will use hand and just sit on the bowl and worry later.

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    i’d rather go somewhere else (like a shopping mall) for the toilet, rather than going to those filthy-looking ones..

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    Haha ya, ladies definetely need to queue longer… What to do.. God’s creation, hehe.

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    Am I glad I am a guy! Hahaha!!

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    No we don’t share urinals. That’s a sin. LOL!

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      LoL! Muahahahaha… “That’s a sin”! LMAO! U got me laffing alone like crazy there Foong!

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    I hate queues! Don’t expect me to queue for toilets! I rather do it in the bushes! Haha!

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      It’s a general fact that panda poops in bushes :P

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    Aiyo! Why is the lid down?! If got tissue paper available, I wrap my hand with the tissue paper then open the lid. If no tissue paper available, use the leg lah, but make sure you throw away your shoes after that – burn them too!

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    Aiyoh…I don’t like such a situation…fortunately so far all my journey has been a pleasant one. No waiting to pee. :p

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    oh if the queue is that long.. then i might not pursue hahaha… I can just find a place somewhere to pee… though i think that is just an advantage for men like us… unfortunately for women.. it’s either they have to wait or give up and look for another place… >.<

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