Dec 15, 2010
Last year, we wrote about how Harvard University students were given a list of bathroom etiquette rules.
The Daily Princetonian recently published an article about the bad bathroom habits of Princeton’s students that janitors have to deal with. From piles of toilet paper on the floor to vomit and bottles of urine, students leave messes to be cleaned up by janitorial staff.
One of the reasons cited for inconsiderate behavior is the lack of visibility and contact between students and janitors.
“It’s not that they’re disrespectful, they’re just not conscious of [the janitors],” explained Hana Passen ’12, an RCA in Mathey College. “Everything happens in the morning. It’s all hidden under the rug, which makes it very easy for people to overlook. They figure the trash gets picked up and don’t really think about it.”
These problems seem to be ubiquitous- with the majority of people cleaning up after themselves. But there’s always a few stories that stick out in people’s minds that give the impression of disrespect.
What bad bathroom etiquette and habits have you encountered?