Here's something I've been curious about for awhile and I need to know what you think.
OK, say you have to pee. You approach a toilet that obviously has been recently cleaned. You know it's been cleaned because the the water is still tinged with blue, indicating the person responsible neglected to give that final flush to clear the last traces of the toilet bowl cleaner.
Do you sit and do your business, or do you flush first?
I know it's a dreadful waste of water, but I must flush first. I am afraid that a) there might be splashback, causing traces of the cleaning solution to come in contact with my, uh, lady parts, which can't be good, and/or b) the ammonia in the urine will react in some violent manner with the chemicals in the cleanser and release a toxic gas that will knock me out. And wouldn't that be embarrassing? Perhaps even more embarrassing than flooding the joint with one's coat.
But what about toilets with water colored blue on purpose, with those giant Sweetart-looking things? Well, I'm not a fan, but I figure it must be fairly safe to pee in that water. I haven't seen Mythbusters tackle any myths on hazardous blue potty water so it must be OK.
Go ahead and laugh, but I'm not as bad as Young Son, though. If he enters the bathroom to find a tissue floating in an apparently clean bowl, he must flush before proceeding.
What about you guys? Is it just me?
Maybe next time we can discuss leaving the faucet on while brushing one's teeth.