Do You Use Your Mobile in The Toilet?

I saw someone coming out of the toilet punching away at their mobile.
Who does that and how often do you disinfect your phone?

Do You Use Your Mobile in The Toilet?

Poll Options

  • 811
    Yes
  • 121
    No

Comments

  • +156

    No, I generally use toilet paper

    • I wipe it with a sponge

      • +5

        The soft end, or the scourer?

      • +8

        I personally prefer three seashells

    • +7

      There's an crapp for that.

  • +18

    A bidet is more hygienic than a mobile phone.

    • +2

      I'd believe that…
      Apparently mobiles have 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat!
      https://time.com/4908654/cell-phone-bacteria/

      • +1

        You shouldn't!

        Not specifically a bidet but considering where most are located, both the bidet and toilet seat have bacteria strains that are significantly worse than whats on most phone surfaces - Myth busters done a segment that included bacteria on the surface of a toilet seat, compared to something else.

        • my readings suggest that the toilet - at least the bowl, tends to have some of the fewest bacteria, being frequently washed with fresh clean water

          the most bacteria typically being in the kitchen sponge - collecting food scraps, left to fester, infrequently fully washed

          if you're sitting on a toilet seat that's not clean, I'd suggest wiping it down first

          • @Hangryuman: Do you wash your dishes in the toilet bowl?

            • +1

              @LordSydney: Look, it works, don't judge me! It might take half a dozen flushes for the dirtiest dishes but they come out smelling piney fresh.

    • I doubt that.

  • +18

    No, I generally use it whilst on the toilet

  • +5

    Being in the toilet doesnt mean you stop being productive. You can get a lot done in 5-10mins or more if you take your time.

    • +15

      "5-10mins"
      what the hell you doing in there? personally not in there any longer than necessary
      .

      • +12

        Kenny : There's a smell in here that will outlast religion

      • +1

        Erm…replying emails? What else do you think im doing?

        • +9

          Why not reply to emails somewhere more pleasant and hygienic?

          • +1

            @morse: Multitasking.

          • +1

            @morse: some emails don't deserve my quality time

            Shit time for shit emails tbh

          • @morse: When in Rome, as they say

      • +3

        Sometimes there is some dangling or waiting to drop out

      • +1

        waiting for the big one one to drop

    • +1

      i hope you stocked up when they had the 10% off during black friday
      https://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/shop-online/1272/metamuc...

  • +2

    New way to swipe? might be a little smelly….

  • +35

    I accidentally dropped my phone in the toilet a few months ago. I recommend not doing it as it was an expensive lesson.

    Also, I have a slightly water damaged iPhone XS for sale if anyone is looking for one. FaceID has stopped working, probably from when it tried to identify a poo and committed suicide. Bargain price!

    • +1

      If you had a waterproof phone you'd be right! After a lot of disinfectant.

    • +29

      Isn't the iphone xs meant to be water resistant up to 2 metres? Is your toilet bowl more than two metres deep?

      Go to apple and see if they can fix it. Tell them the story while their "geniuses" are holding it…. 🤣

      • Less a toilet bowl, more a toilet lagoon.

        Can't be fixed and a common problem. The electronics on the face id sensor are exposed and it's very easy to short something out, apparently it can happen from the steam in the bathroom. Since it's tied to the motherboard, it's not replaceable as a single module either. Would have cost less than a new iPhone 12 mini to repair, so I went with the iPhone 12 mini (happened like a month before the iPhone 13 launched, boo).

        Plus it's more than 2 years old, so no warranty.

    • +5

      What if FaceID had recognised the poo as the owner of the phone? Would YOU have committed suicide?

    • Name checks

    • this happened to a friend's teenage daughter - expensive iPhone - daddy, can I have a pink one next time … ?

      it nearly happened to me, with iPhone in jeans back bum pocket - as I pulled the jeans down to sit on the toilet, I noticed the iPhone being pushed up, out of the pocket, at just the right height to then simply slide across and drop straight into the toilet bowl

      so for thoughtless folks carrying the phones in their rear pockets, I'm guessing this is a common story !

  • +19

    I couldn’t think of anything worse then going to the toilet with out it.

    • +63

      Days of old when you use to read all the information on the toilet spray can…

      • +13

        Haha! Exactly what i was thinking as i typed the above.

        I remember the days where you would just read what ever was around you to pass the time.

        Never got around to calling johno for a good time though…

        • +10

          Mobile phones killed the art of toilet graffiti

          • +3

            @GG57:

            Mobile phones killed the art of toilet graffiti

            Replaced with online trolling.

          • +12

            @GG57: The universities always had "Get your Arts Degree here" over the paper roll

          • +9

            @GG57: Here I sit, broken hearted,
            Tried to s*** but only farted.

            • +1

              @Lurk Hartog: .
              For a good time
              call Like Barton 0412 345 678

          • +2

            @GG57: (Left cubicle wall panel)
            To play toilet tennis look right

            (right cubicle wall panel)
            To play toilet tennis look left

        • +1

          I remember the days of analyzing tile patterns and wall decorations

      • Days of old when I read the newspaper squares nailed to the wall.

  • +2

    This is the holding your 💩 post, until releasing at work hours…

    • +1

      I'm the opposite, getting paid to 💩 is not worth breathing in the humid fog of tradie fecal musk in the work dunnies. Sitting on your own on is a small slice of heaven.

  • +2

    you need more fiber and gut health

  • +25

    I’m in the toilet now

  • +22

    Only at work.

    Paid to poop.
    Paid to ozbargain while pooping.

    Win win!

  • +4

    Get off the dunny and let others use it ffs.

    You have problems if it takes you > 5 mins to shit.

    • +2

      While my boss ears a dollar and only flips me a dime, I'll be taking more than 5 mins and poop on company time.

      • Good, just don't do it in a public toilet or at home.

    • +9

      Get off the dunny and let others use it ffs.

      Why would others need to use my phone? 🤔

  • Whatever turns you on I guess

  • +2

    Back in the days of working in an office there used to be people that would not only browse on their mobile but make and receive calls while on the dunny as well.

    • +1

      At least they weren't taking their work laptop in with them.

      • I can't be certain. Then again, most laptops never leave the desk so probably not. Previously working corporate IT I have seen some laptops in disgusting condition though so nothing surprises me.

  • +2

    Pokemon Go battle league is best played in the toilet.

  • +4

    "in" the toilet, no. It isn't IP rated.

    • +1

      Welcome to Aussie English

      • +2

        "On the toilet" would be Aussie English. "In" is very American. ie: "don't you kids go out and play in the road…", In Australia, it would be: "don't you kids go out and play on the road"

        • AFAIK US folks go to the 'bathroom' - toilet is more often used like the French, a la boudoir, for make up preparation, etc.

  • The correct term is tinkering.

    • OK tinkerbell - just a tinkle !

  • +2

    OP trying to justify it to their other half?

  • how else can I play mini golf without a screen and keyboard?

    • Some public toilets looks like they decided to play it with the toilet brush and their deposits

  • +4

    I need both hand to strap in and feel the G's

  • +2

    I always thought this was a bit of a gendered thing. A lot of men I know seem to do it because they seem to take a while on the loo, whereas I believe a lot of women are fairly quick to do their business.

    • +2

      They're taking a while because they're using their mobile, has nothing to do with gender. FWIW I know women who use their mobile in the loo as well.

    • +13

      The men are just escaping their families and having some alone time.

    • Men only pee sitting down, but women pee and poo.
      Average toilet time for women should be lower a) because pee time < poo time; and b) pee frequency > poo frequency.

      • Men only pee sitting down

        Are you sure? The only "men" i know who pee sitting down are "WOmen". lol

        It would be interesting to know if any guys actually pee sitting down (not when they're also taking a dump!)

        • Guilty :)

      • Uhm..genders mixed up .lol

        • +1

          not in thailand

  • +2

    "Do You Use Your Mobile in The Toilet?"

    Only if absolutely necessary. Like when my tablet runs out of juice an other such emergencies.

  • +1

    The poll results are disturbing. Especially if referring to public or work toilets.

    • +1

      Work toilet gotta take the phone. How else to get a peaceful break away from everyone else.

    • +1

      Honestly i voted yes as a joke

      • That’s reassuring

  • -2

    As modestly amusing as this troll post is, I'm surprised it hasn't been shut down.

  • +7

    This is my favourite first world problem: I forgot to take my phone to the toilet and I was bored the whole time

    • Mine is: I forgot to bring my earphones on public transport and somebody talked to me.

  • Only when doing a number 2 , to hard when doing a wee

    • You'd be surprised how many people Ive seen holding the phone in one hand while using the urinal!!

      • one would hope they washed the sausage before handling the goods

      • Hahaha I suppose the real challenge would be using both hands on the phone !

        • It's easy. Once you pull the old fella out, just thrust your hips forward a bit. Still need to aim a bit with a sway of the hips, but its definitely doable.
          Maybe harder with a little willy, but I wouldn't know about that.

  • +2

    how else do you post to https://www.reddit.com/r/ratemypoo/

    • WTF! I thought that was a joke post. 🤮

      • +1

        Back in the day used to be a website, not a reddit sub..

  • +1

    Plenty of people read a book on the dunny too. As a kid, the toilet in one of my friends house had a bookcase in it as the space was quite large. I don't really see the difference.

  • I don't spend long enough on the toilet to use a phone, or read anything. I probably spend about 20 minutes a week on the toilet and I don't know why some people take so much time.

    • Peace and quiet

  • +2

    I saw someone coming out of the toilet punching away at their mobile.

    I know is off topic but people used to read newspapers whilst "sitting there". (Probably a good idea to allow the intestines to do their trick.)

    Now, of course, they didn't leave the newspaper just there, they took it back with them.

    And no one dare to ever mention nor question hygiene … so why now with a phone?

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