Bathrooms are a public domain, so when using a public bathroom, you should treat it the way you treat yours at home. There have been countless times when I’ve sent a support staff team member to clean up a shit demon’s explosion (see: Dogma). It would be on the walls, toilet paper, paper towel, sink, and floor. The floor is never a place for fecal matter, unless you are donkey, and donkeys are doing it for mating purposes. Unfortunately, some humans have a donkey core. Men especially have a problem aiming correctly—restaurants always have to wipe walls and sides of toilet bowls through the night. Recently, just after I’d finished cleaning a toilet seat of urine, a man walked in to the bathroom, peed, walked out without washing his hands, and I found urine all over the seat. Is it not an unspoken to rule to clean up after yourself? So when using any public restroom, wipe, shake, twist, flush—do whatever is necessary to make sure you (and the bathroom) are tidy. Remember, people eat here.—Gerardo Diaz
Gerardo Diaz is Toronto’s gayest server, or so he says. He has over a decade of experience working in some of the city’s busiest restaurants.