× Use the Public Restroom Like a Gentleman Frame 1: Always leave a buffer. If possible, leave a urinal or stall between yourself and other bathroom occupants (even if it means the short urinal). Frame 2: No phone calls. Period. Frame 3: No eye contact with other patrons. Eyes forward at all times. Frame 4: Keep talking to a minimum. Under no circumstances do you talk to a man while he's pooping. Frame 5: Always flush. Flush a second time if needed to clear up leftover...stuff. Frame 6: Wash your hands, even if you're not an employee returning to work.

| May 1, 2015

Last updated: October 15, 2018

Etiquette, Relationships & Family, Visual Guides

How to Use the Public Restroom Like a Gentleman: An Illustrated Guide

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While it may seem that the laws of etiquette only apply to dinner parties and theater outings, a certain decorum should prevail even in a public restroom. Today we illuminate the unspoken (and too often unfollowed) code of conduct for using the bathroom like a gentleman.

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Illustrated by Ted Slampyak

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