>Am I the ultimate moron or are disposable toilet seat covers nearly impossible to figure out?
I’ve been wondering this for years now and only recently acquired the confidence necessary to go public with my question. I mean, at 33, I feel I’ve established that I’m a reasonably intelligent person. If it turns out that I’m the only one out there who has trouble using a disposable toilet seat cover, I think I can handle the stigma.
So here goes. My name is Lindsay Ferrier and I can’t figure out how to use a disposable toilet seat cover.
There. I said it.
For one thing, the center part of the disposable toilet seat cover is loosely attached to the “seat” part of the paper. Leave those two parts attached and you end up doing your business on the paper itself. Gross.
Tear the center part loose, on the other hand, and you’re likely to rip the whole thing in two. If you’re lucky enough to have detached the center part and kept the seat part of the paper intact, you will quickly find (if you’re me, anyway) that the middle part of the seat cover hangs down into the toilet, and once that middle part touches the water, it ends up dragging the rest of the seat cover into the toilet with it before you’ve had a chance to sit down.
And now, five minutes have passed and people outside are wondering what has happened to you.
It’s far simpler, in my opinion, to simply place two pieces of toilet paper on the seat. Or, if you’re really in a hurry and/or the stall reeks of stank, you may opt to simply “hover” (briefly and gracefully- think hummingbird) over the toilet, avoiding the seat entirely.
Imagine the trees we could save by disposing of disposable toilet seat covers.
I don’t mean to gross you out or anything. I’m just doing my business for the environment…