I have a peeve about public restrooms that goes well beyond my issues with people leaving enough pubes
on the toilet seat to knit a sweater.
My issue is the stink.
You know the one I'm talking about - where you walk in and are assailed with a stench so foul that your eyes tear and you start to gag?
Yeah, you guys know. I hate walking in on that.
First off, it's just gross. I mean, everybody poops, but what exactly are you eating that it smells like rotting cauliflower and battery acid mixed with roadkill on a hot summer day?
Second, it's awkward if you happen to be walking in just as the culprit is walking out of their stall. What are you supposed to do? Fake a smile while you're wiping the tears off your cheeks and pretend it wasn't them?
Thirdly, once the person leaves and you're left in the bathroom, you're just a sitting duck for the next person that walks in. You know damn well that once they come in, see you standing at the sink washing your hands, then take a whiff, they're going to immediately think you're the one who stunk up the joint.
You just can't win.