Yes, apparently I have gotten that desperate in keeping my blogging streak alive.
But in my defense, I came across this information from one of my more recent go-to sources for blog material – Study Finds, so it’s not like I was randomly seeking out articles about people’s bathroom habits.
A survey commissioned by Homecure Plumbers used Amazon’s Mechanical Turk network to reveal the bathroom habits of 1,128 people from the United States and the United Kingdom. Here are some of the interesting, and occasionally disgusting findings, with my comments in parentheses:
- 92 percent take their mobile phone to the bathroom (GUILTY)
- 60 percent are checking social media (GUILTY)
- 49 percent are checking the news (GUILTY)
- 4 percent admit to eating while sitting on the toilet (NOT THAT I CAN RECALL)
- 11 percent have taken phone calls while on the toilet (GUILTY)
- 4 percent have even taken a nap (OK – I KNOW I’VE NEVER DONE THIS…)
- 18 percent admit to participating in a conference call with work (GUILTY)
- 27 percent say they don’t always wash up after urinating (GROSS)
- 14 percent don’t always wash their hands after pooping (GROSSER)
- 2.5 percent of people between 45 and 54 years old actually admit to never cleaning up after going “number two.” (GROSSEST)
- 33 percent admit to using a bathroom trip to “escape” family members or roommates (THAT’S WHAT MY CAR IS FOR)
I wonder what Homecure Plumbers is planning to do with these results. Perhaps the company can install voice reminders in public bathrooms that tell people to wash their hands before they leave.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, I have never written a blog post from the bathroom…
*image from Commercial Integrator