do not hover over public toilets, you idiots

At last, it has been proven with science that hovering over the toilet seat does basically nothing for you. Behold, firm scientific evidence!

(via Jezebel)

This gives me an opportunity to go on a rant about how much I hate people who do this. Here is why:

Hover-peeing isn’t fun. No one hover-pees in their own home. (Hopefully. Right??) But most people must make the choice to hover-pee sometimes. When things are too gross to handle. When someone else has managed to pee on the seat.

But why are people peeing on the seat in the first place?

When I’m in a unisex bathroom, this is unavoidable (I guess. Men should learn how to not-pee-everywhere, but I understand that it’s an occupational hazard of penis-having). But in the ladies’ room, very few people have penises*. Very few ladies are likely to pee on the toilet seat in the course of their usual bathroom habits.

Unless these ladies are hover-peeing. And maybe those ladies had a good reason to hover-pee too, but eventually, if you trace it back, you’ll find one person who decided to hover-pee for no good reason.

Please stop, y’all. Your irrational germ-phobia is ruining things for the rest of us.

*Some do. 

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