Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Shut the door Tarhole

Now, I’ve posted more than once about the poor public restroom habits of men in JoCo, but things went way to far on Friday night.

This young man comes in wearing a North Carolina t-shirt…letting me know that he was a misguided young man. He didn’t smell of liquor. He didn’t have the “I've smoked way too much pot” eyes. He  seemed to be in good shape.

Now, it’s about 11:50 at this point. I’ve already cleaned the bathrooms for the night and have the door to the men’s room propped open so that it’s easier to mop when I close.

So, junior wanders around and i see him head for the bathroom. What happened next folks, well it’s just too much.

He doesn’t bother to shut the door, so I assume that he’s just going to wash his hands. But I’m wrong.

I hear the sound of young Tarhole peeing.

With the door open.

In public.

I’m just standing there, with a bewildered look on my face as Tarhole pees for what seems like an eternity. WITH THE DOOR OPEN.

Who does this? Really? Who decides, i have to pee so incredibly bad that I'm not going to waste time shutting the door?

Do I hear a flush? Hell no. So, the exchange goes something like this.

ME: Excuse me Tarhole.

HIM: Yes?

ME: I feel like since you felt comfortable enough to piss in front of me with the door open, I’m comfortable enough to tell you to march your ass back in there and flush.

HIM: Well, you had the door open so I thought you didn’t want it closed. Do i really have to flush? I didn’t use toilet paper or anything.

ME: Yes, you have to flush regardless of your toilet paper usage. Also, it’s ALWAYS okay to shut the door of a public restroom. Were you raised in a barn?

So Tarhole goes back and flushes the toilet and comes to the counter to buy his drink. Now, let me mention that i didn’t hear him wash his hands either when he went on the great pee adventure. So when he goes to hand me his money, i ask him to lay it on the counter. Because I'm not going to touch the money that he was handled by his pee hands.

He on the other hand, doesn’t see that he’s done anything wrong. Stupid Tarhole. Peeing in public SOOO trumps leaving the seat up.

Welcome to my world folks.


  1. I just got dropped into the c-store world, but I am the owner (and believe me, I don't want to be here either--long story). We could have a contest to see whose world is weirder. A friend suggested that I create a blog to get through bizarro world until we can get 'er off our sausage & biscuit plate and onto someone else’s plate. I think you might be one of the few people who understand just what I’m talking about. Thanks for your exposé!

  2. Further proof tarholes are idiots.

  3. This blog is priceless. Are you sure you haven't worked at a big membership warehouse? As the greeter? (again, no job and you take any seasonal gig you can) I used to make up stories about our 'guests' to pass the boring 8 hours at the door greeting or checking receipts.

    I will be back to see how your week goes.