We’ve all used a porta potty at some point. Whether we can recall the experience or not, this public and very common ritual is one where there are a set of undefined courtesies that we should all be following. As with any public event, it’s impossible to control the actions of your guests. However, the more prominent these standards become, the less likely it is that someone will violate them. And so with this, we bring you our porta potty etiquette 101.
1. There’s Always a Line, Be Sure to Follow It.
Don’t be that person. You know the one who sees the long line of people waiting their turn to use a porta potty and makes their way to the front? There are exceptions to this, of course, if let’s say, for example, you’re having an emergency. Additionally, people in line will allow for someone waiting for the handicapped restroom to move ahead when it becomes available. Lines move rather quickly when everyone chooses to be courteous and friendly with one another.
2. It’s Not a Place to “Hang Out.”
Most people wouldn’t want to spend more than a couple of minutes inside a porta potty but for some reason, there always seems to be that one person who slows things down by doing other things inside the porta potty. Whether it’s sending a private text message or attempting to re-do one’s makeup, it’s never a good idea to do anything besides go number 1 or number 2.
3. Don’t Draw Inside.
There’s something about public restrooms that brings out people’s inner child. Similar to the last recommendation, besides using the restroom for its intended use, please refrain from doing anything else, especially drawing inside its walls. Just as you wouldn’t draw on the walls of someone’s bathroom inside their home, you should treat porta potties the same way and refrain from writing a cheeky message in sharpie.
4. Hold the Door For the Next Person.
This one isn’t followed as much as it should be. So the next time you’re at a public event with porta potties, consider holding the door for the person coming in next. It’s a courtesy to them and a small gesture that they are more likely to repeat for the next person.
5. It’s Normal.
There’s no need to point out how “smelly” or “gross” you find the scene unless there is something obscene or out of the norm. Otherwise, just remember that porta potties are a public place that are secure and sanitary so that everyone has a place to go! Porta potties tend to get a bad rep by nature but we guarantee that if you follow this set of porta potty courtesies, you’ll have a pleasant experience.
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