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April 7, 2008

I’ve always wondered about public restroom etiquette – is it okay to talk on your cell phone while in the stall? Do you knock before trying the doorknob on a one-seater? And just what the heck is a “courtesy flush”? (Seriously – I don’t know).

In fact, I actually have a bathroom pet peeve that drives me absolutely over the edge – people talking to me while I’m in the stall. I’ve actually had a woman in the stall next to me say, “Who’s that?”, eager to start a conversation. Dammit, it’s “me time”, not happy hour. Don’t you have some business to attend to?

So, on a whim, I Googled “Public Bathroom Etiquette”, and I found an incredibly informative and wildly hilarious website, which addresses every concern one might have about what is appropriate in a public toilet. FYI – it’s okay to text while in the stall, but absolutely verboten to make a call. Who knew? Enjoy.

And, for heaven’s sake – stop talking!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2008 10:07 pm

    It is never, ever appropriate to talk on the phone while you’re in the bathroom. I don’t care if it’s a public restroom stall or your house, hang. up. the. phone.

  2. Joanne permalink
    April 8, 2008 9:48 pm


    Honestly, what could POSSIBLY be so important that you can’t call the person right back? I don’t even understand why this is a question. Texting, fine. I get it.

    I don’t even like hearing my husband in the bathroom. Gimme a break.


  3. Mom permalink
    April 23, 2008 1:26 pm

    Loved this post! Too funny — whatever happened to COMMON SENSE!

    Anyway, my comments today are mostly directed to your recipes. Tamale Pie caught my eye & I’m going to try that, but I’m mostly interested in your family’s Sauerbraten — even though my surname does not give it away, I am 1/4 German. My sister has my Mom’s recipe & I can’t wait to compare the two. Your Potato Pancake receipe is exactly the same as the one I’ve used for YEARS, copied onto an old IBM punchcard by my Dad eons ago!! The card would win a scratch ‘n sniff competition 🙂 They are awesome and have been a family favorite for decades — and the nutmeg is the secret ingredient indeed!

    Does anybody in your family remember Nicholaus’ in Schenectady? I may not be spelling it right, but the older generation of Heffs & other cronies took Jim & I there a couple of times as newlyweds (on our way to Saratoga, of course). Your recounting of the people, decor, and menu of the place you go now got me remembering. Fond memories!

    I’m glad I dropped into your blog today! Enjoy spring and keep cooking Ms. “W”. Hugs, Mom “H”

  4. wendalicious permalink
    May 6, 2008 10:18 pm

    I don’t remember Nicholaus’ (i haven’t lived here all that long), but I bet my father-in-law does…I’ll ask him!

    I’m glad you like the recipes – the Tamale Pie is one of my favorites, and it freezes GREAT. I make a big pan and have lunch for almost 2 weeks!

    I have scratch n sniff recipe cards, too – my mother loaned them to me years ago in the hopes that I’d create a family cookbook. I’m still working on it…

    Hope you’re doing well – I think of you often. So glad you stopped over!

  5. May 7, 2008 3:24 pm

    I like the look of that tamale pie to.

    Anyway, if you ever get cracking on that family cookbook, Wendalicious, you might take a look at my site, I sell a really nice software that organizes you family cookbook for you.


  6. wendalicious permalink
    May 7, 2008 8:09 pm

    I just checked out your website, and now I can’t wait to get started on that cookbook! Thanks for stopping by…and make sure you try that Tamale Pie recipe…

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