Our ACD once went to get a drink out of an open toilet...she had a bone in her mouth. She dropped the bone to get a drink and the bone went down the toilet and got stuck in that twisty drain area. Of course, we weren't aware that this had happened until the toilet overflowed the next time it was used. We had to take the whole toilet out and spin it around until the bone fell out. You'd THINK that incident would have been enough to make DH remember to put the lid down, but it wasn't. I'm NOT helping with any other "lid left up" disasters...he's on his own.
My husband can't reply since he's not on Coth. However he does put the lid down. Always has, his mom taught him that.
However we did have a 7 year period where the lid was almost always up despite the family always leaving it down. Our GSD insisted toilet water was Da Bomb. And he was smart enough to learn how to lift the lids himself to get at it.
Looking back, he was smart enough for me to have taught how to put the lid back down when he was done, LOL! He did learn to put his own toys away and put his food bowls in the sink when he was done eating so they could be washed. He also learned to pick up sticks and branches off the lawn before I mowed, but had a hard time leaving them in the woods where he'd put them. That boy LOVED sticks and balls.
Lordy I miss that boy.
FWIW, I'm in CT and have well water. The interior of the house never gets warm and damp enough to grow mold in the toilet...not to mention the year round temp of our well water is between 40-45 degrees. Keeps the toilet bowl cold.
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I recently had to retrain my husband to quit putting the lid down.
I found out I have ulcerative colitis - when you're in full flare, as I was until about a week ago, the urge to go strikes often, hard, and with little to no warning, and it is messy. There is no time for niceties like oh, grabbing a book on the way or even closing the bathroom door and firing up the fart fan. A couple of times I've screamed at him to put the magazine down, wipe and get off because I'm coming in and cannot be stopped!
So I don't want him putting the lid down. Thankfully everything is getting back under control with meds, but when I need the john I just want to sit and release, no extra steps, thanks. And I don't want to have to clean the lid either.
I'm a female and I can't speak for any guys but my cat is determined that the toilet is the place to sit in the bathroom and that she obviously can't jump on the counter without using the toilet to get up there (though she can get on my kitchen table....cats). She fell in the toilet once and trying to bath her wasn't enjoyable so now the toilet, at least the one that's off my bedroom, has the lid down all the time.
THANK YOU!!!! I was reading these responses about mold and mildew and it was giving me the creeps! Do you people who have a mold/mildew problem when you keep the toilet lid closed not clean your toilets? I close my toilet lids all the time except for when they're in use....never had a mold problem. BECAUSE I CLEAN MY TOILETS REGULARLY.
People call themselves animal lovers, then let their dogs chase the squirrels. You're scaring the shit out of the squirrels, you schmuck!
Actually we women can sit on the rim when the lid is up.
I can't think of any reason why we'd want to, but we can ...
Can't think of any reason why some moms teach their sons to pee sitting down, saw that in a movie once and thought, "Oh, that poor kid, he's old enough to go to school, don't the other boys make fun of him?" (One Fine Day -- NOT for him!) I've helped to housebreak boys and they stood. Not a derogatory term, just less offensive to me than "potty training" but then I'm not a mom ... and when I talk to kids I speak regular English.
Anyway, just saying ...
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Makes sense but still doesn't answer the question why GUYS put both the lid and seat down.
I don't understand the question. You have gotten many responses with good reasons for putting the lid down. Doesn't it seem reasonable that guys who put the lid down do it for these reasons? Or do you think that we're too weird to do anything for logical reasons, and that there must be some mysterious "guy thing" involved?
Why don't women put the lid up? Sitting to pee doesn't rank higher than standing.
Guys consider it a minor thing when women leave the lid/seat down...we just have to put it up...not a big hassle so we don't complain about it.
The consequences are different. If the seat is down, the worst that will happen with a man is that he won't notice and might create a little splatter. If the seat is up, the worst that will happen with a woman is that she won't notice and will fall in. Falling in is worse than splattering.
I read MistyBlues response too quickly, and wondered why her husband cleared the lawn of sticks before mowing but wouldn't leave the sticks alone. Had to read it twice before I got that "boy" was her dog.
I have Toto toilets, after doing 6 months research. It's has a slow moving self closing lid. It is convenient.