Nobody really cares if you shave your pubic hairs or not, and during the pandemic many people let their pubic hair grow. When I was attending college, I got a part time job as an office cleaner. My boss seemed to think that it was my job to clean the bathrooms and I hated doing that. I had gloves, brushes and other cleaning products and mostly it wasn’t that bad, but I was always grossed out when I saw crotch hair on the toilet seats. I can understand pubic hair coming off a person’s body when they take a shower, but I had no clue why it was always on the toilet seats. I was not sure if the people that worked in this office were just really hairy, or if they were leaving their pubes there intentionally, just to creep me out. I have a basic understanding of quantum entanglement, but I couldn’t figure out why every time I went to clean the commodes, that I kept finding pubic hairs left on the seats. There were never any really nasty stalls covered with poop, like I have seen in some public bathrooms, but I just didn’t have the stomach for this job.
I quit that job, but I do enjoy a clean bathroom and the more often you clean it the easier it is to do the job. I know that a lot of women complain about men leaving the seat up, but I always put it down along with the seat cover, and I started doing that to prevent my dog from drinking out of it. My dog is gone now, but I still always lower the seat and the cover, because I don’t like looking at the insides of toilets, as I feel that they are filled with germs. I realize that the chances of getting an STI from a toilet seat are slim to none, but I guess you could still get lice and crabs, so I prefer to sit on something that is clean.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is to find a one- or two-syllable word that rhymes with “ode,” or use the word “ode.”