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Dear Lady at Work:<br><br>
There are 9! stalls in the bathroom. Why would you choose to use the stall directly next to me when I am the only person in here and there are 6 other empty stalls not *right next* to someone else then proceed to fart like your life depended on it? Seriously. Give a girl an air buffer or something.<br><br>
Thanks.'Kay?bye-byenow.<br><br><br>
(This happens almost every time I go to the bathroom at my office! If I didn't know better I would think this woman watches me and does it on purpose!)
 

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though I would love to have a bathroom with 9 stalls - we have 2 for like 30 women on this side of college.
 

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Oh I hate that!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">
 

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My suggestion would be, lock every other stall when you get to work so she can't use the one next to you.<br><br>
As is Open, Locked, Open, Locked, Open, Locked...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My suggestion would be, lock every other stall when you get to work so she can't use the one next to you.<br><br>
As is Open, Locked, Open, Locked, Open, Locked...</div>
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But...ewwww...if you lock a stall you would have to crawl under the door <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross">.
 

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MD- but then she'd have to crawl under the doors. Ewwww. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
This happens to me too. I'm a magnet for people. They also sit right next to me in movie theaters when it's almost all empty, so now I will only sit in the last row on the very edge. I hate people being in my space! I have learned that the most used stalls are in the middle, so see if she still does it if you choose the one closest to the wall or sinks.
 

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Or climb over...
 

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I'll talk to a friend, even when a place is packed she somehow manages to avoid having anyone sit next to her. I shall learn her secret and pass it on.
 

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On the topic of bathroom etiquette-<br><br>
I was in the bathroom at my previous place of work and there was a lady in a stall talking on the phone. Okay, that's weird enough by itself. I've talked to VERY good friends on the phone while peeing at my own house before, but never in a public restroom. And then it just got weirder. She was on the phone with a company of some sort! She started giving out her credit card number, while sitting on a public toilet. And THEN. She. Flushed!<br><br>
I wonder what the person on the other end thought.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">LoL..<br><br>
Watch people, see what stalls are used most. Us the ones that are least walk to.</div>
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But seriously, even if you have your favorite stall....wouldn't you still use a space bubble if someone already claimed the stall next door? It just makes sense.
 

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This is completely my pet peeve. We have 8 stalls in the front section of the bathroom, and 3 in the back. Why is it that people insist on the stall right next to me? I just don't get it.
 

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A while ago, I remember reading a fun study on the science of choosing a public bathroom stall: middle vs. the edge, the one next to occupied, vs. one next to an empty one, etc. Don't remember the details to share, but this thread reminded me of that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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Ewww, I hate stalls in the first place, but I definitely get as far from others as I can. But I'm emetephobic, and being in there in the first place kills me. I'd rather pee in the woods!
 

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Ugh. That makes me crazy! I never go next to a person in an empty restroom unless every other stall is disgusting.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A while ago, I remember reading a fun study on the science of choosing a public bathroom stall: middle vs. the edge, the one next to occupied, vs. one next to an empty one, etc. Don't remember the details to share, but this thread reminded me of that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"></div>
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Oh sure, tease us with this incomplete information. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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The stalls on the edge get used the most often. The middle ones are less popular. I find this to be true as I used to peek to see if a stall has toilet paper before heading it. The ones on the edge are most often out.
 

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I just want to know why people feel the need to TALK to me when I'm trying to pee. Talk to me when I'm washing my hands if you feel the need, or get me in the hallway. I hate that. I work in a call center, and anyone who's ever had the pleasure of that line of work knows breaks/etc are strictly scheduled and must be adhered to. I hate wasting too much of my break time in the bathroom when people want to "bond". lol
 

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I HATE that! That is the worst, also when it happens in the movie theater, or dmv, or doc's office....why do people sit right up on you when the entire room is empty? So strange!
 
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