Harvard grad students may be smart, but still need someone to hold their hands when it comes to going to the bathroom
Sep 8, 2009
A high GRE score doesn’t equate to high levels of common sense – or at least that’s how administrators at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences feel. Upon arriving for school this week, grad students at the school who reside on campus were presented with the usual garb of campus gear – school IDs, housing rules, safety precautions, fire exit locations – and a guide to proper bathroom etiquette. In case they weren’t smart enough to figure it out themselves, students at one of America’s most highly respected and prestigious universities were actually presented a pamphlet of appropriate and inappropriate actions for toilets, urinals, sinks, and showers.
The checklist included rules such as:
– Don’t leave bodily fluids on the toilet seat
– Don’t stand on the toilet seat
– Don’t collect or store urine and then dispose of it later in the bathroom or shower
– Don’t urinate, defecate, or excavate the naval cavity in the shower
– Don’t urinate, defecate, vomit, or wash feet in the sink
– Urinate in the urinal with the proper aim
– It’s OK to smile at yourself in the mirror
Well I’m glad someone is teaching our Ivy League students not to stand on the toilet seat! That’s been a real issue bothering me for awhile now. If you are interested in educating yourself like a true Harvard student, click here to read the full list of bathroom rules.