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Old 03-02-09, 11:26 AM   #1
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Should I flush the toilet?

This is in my dorm, not my home. There are two showers on my floor of the dorm, one in each bathroom. If anybody on the floor flushes the toilet, the person in the shower gets burned by very hot water. I don't feel any shame if I flush the toilet and someone in the other shower gets burned because I would have no way of knowing if they were in the shower. But what if there's a person showering in my bathroom? If I flush that toilet, they are going to be burnt -- I will knowingly and willingly burn them. It's considered proper etiquette to flush the toilet after each use though. What should I do? Is their pain simply a sacrifice to be made to preserve a tradition that society values, or should I refrain from flushing and let them shower in comfort?
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Old 03-02-09, 11:28 AM   #2
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If they can hear you, just yell "FLUSHING!"

They'll catch on plenty quick.
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Old 03-02-09, 11:28 AM   #3
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I take it you're on the can writing this ...
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Old 03-02-09, 11:29 AM   #4
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Bad plumbing....get a petition going to the school to fix this problem.
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Old 03-02-09, 11:31 AM   #5
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"If it's yellow, let it mellow;
if it's brown, flush it down"


...a philosphy which I personally abhor, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to quote some poetry.
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If it's yellow let it stay. If it's brown flush it away.
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Yes, but yell "FIRE IN THE HOLE!!" first.
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Old 03-02-09, 11:48 AM   #9
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...a philosphy which I personally abhor, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to quote some poetry.
LOL....almost posted that the first time.

I heard its from a NYC ad slogan back in the 70s or 80s one year when there was a drought and they were trying to conserve water.
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I think a warning before flushing would be appropriate. Not unless you think it's funny to listen to someone scream in the shower. In that case don't say anything.
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When your done you can ask them if they want you to flush now? or would they like to flush when they're done?
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I guess I should have mentioned another factor: nobody in this hall talks to each other. I have only spoken with my roommate (who is also a very good friend of mine) and briefly with one other person out of the remaining 5 who live here.
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The problem is living in a dorm. You need get a roomate (maybe current one) and get an apartment close to, but off campus.
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The polite thing would be to pull the fire alarm, so the guy gets out of the shower. Then you can flush the crapper w/o scalding him.
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That's why I just poop in the shower!
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What kind of toilets are these? It should be very easy to shut them off and flush them with a bucket of water or something.

You're better with mechanical stuff than I am, so I'm sure you can figure an easy fix out.
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When I lived in a dorm it was custom to yell out "shower!" immediately before flushing.
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You could have them turn the heat of the water down so you don't burn them.
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You could have them turn the heat of the water down so you don't burn them.
It's a dog eat dog world. Remember when you got burned when some a-hole flushed during your shower?
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I guess I should have mentioned another factor: nobody in this hall talks to each other. I have only spoken with my roommate (who is also a very good friend of mine) and briefly with one other person out of the remaining 5 who live here.
Then it's easy:

PC2: John [roommate's name], is that you?

Shower: No.

PC2: (flush)
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Yes, but yell "FIRE IN THE HOLE!!" first.
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If it's yellow let it stay. If it's brown flush it away.
What if it is bloody?
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Agreed. Chances are, they deserve it.
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I heard its from a NYC ad slogan back in the 70s or 80s one year when there was a drought and they were trying to conserve water.
Right era, possibly wrong coast. I remember it from when I lived in Los Angeles in the 70s and 80s.
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