By Carol Kasujja
Sarah Nabawubye, of Kenno enterprise in Kisaasi, says discussing rest room habits in public is not an appropriate topic for most conversations but she is tired of colleagues who lack toilet manners.
Nabawubye advises people to treat public toilets with just as much care and respect as they treat their toilets at home.
“Most women, after combing or brushing their hair, do not remove broken strands that may have fallen in the sink. Others splash water all over and mess up the sink. Before you leave, take time to clean up after yourself,” she says.
“I find it strange that some people take phone calls while in the toilet. It is disrespectful to the other person you’re talking with. No one wants to hear your flush on the phone. Besides, you might get excited with the phone call and forget to wash your hands. Avoid toilet phone chats,” she says.
Sanyu Marjorie, an intern at Kisa Babies Home in Nakawa says, whenever she goes to the toilet she does not want to fully sit on the toilet seat for fear of germs because it seems everyone who leaves the toilet leaves urine splattered on the seat.
“I wish people who stand on the toilet seats and those who wash should become more careful and wipe their seats after wetting them for the next occupant to enjoy. After all, the cleanliness of the seat reflects directly upon you.”
She adds: “If it is that time of the month, women should not dispose of sanitary towels or toilet paper anyhow, they should wrap them well before putting them in the dustbin.”
Joshua Kagume, says he has realised men like chatting in the toilet like they have just met.
“Do your business and get out and save the conversation after exiting the bathroom. Most people do not want to chat while urinating.”
Kagume says an office toilet is not your personal bathroom so do not cut nails and read in the toilet because someone else wants to come in
The case of the office bathroom