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2017-10-06 02:53:31 AM  
17 votes:
"If you have a daughter that attends our middle school, I would talk with them, try to be honest with them, see what they have to say and just, you know, make sure that they're alright and they seem OK."

And tell them not to throw their used tampons in the farking toilet.
2017-10-06 02:40:00 AM  
13 votes:
I worked at a taco and sub shop that was frequented by very drunk college students late at night.

This would have been better than some of the shiat I had to clean up.  Women's bathrooms were terrible.  I have no idea how you can miss a toilet when you're taking a shiat, but the people who used dirty tampons to write on the wall were the worst.

I mean, dudes are farked up, but at least they just pee on the seat.
2017-10-06 10:09:51 AM  
8 votes:
When I started bleeding out of my snatch, I was absolutely told that it was okay to flush tampons, just to make sure to throw away pads. I didn't hear "don't flush tampons" until I was an adult and landlords specifically told me to not do that when I signed the lease.

I'm way more disgusted by the folks in this thread treating a junior high school girl like trash than I am by a used tampon floating in a toilet.
2017-10-06 08:40:01 AM  
8 votes:
And NO COUNTRIES HABE ADEQUATE TOILETS FOR TAMPONS. That is the whole point of why you don't flush tampons; they just plug the toilet, or worse the drain further down, resulting in cleanup and possibly having to hire a plumber.
2017-10-06 08:35:07 AM  
8 votes:

davidphogan: I worked at a taco and sub shop that was frequented by very drunk college students late at night.

This would have been better than some of the shiat I had to clean up.  Women's bathrooms were terrible.  I have no idea how you can miss a toilet when you're taking a shiat, but the people who used dirty tampons to write on the wall were the worst.

I mean, dudes are farked up, but at least they just pee on the seat.


Women, in their prissiness, are too often afraid to admit everybody has bodily functions or that they are in a process of theirs, or good forbid their pristine buttocks touch a toilet seat, etc.

Ironically that purity obsession results in them being even filthier. Flushing tampons to avoid being seen in a trash can, hovering over toilet seats, making themselves uncomfortable by holding in a poop for ridiculous amounts of time.

Crazy.

And no it isn't all women, but as a fellow bathroom cleaner in the past, and having had female roommates, you ladies are ridiculous.
2017-10-06 10:16:32 AM  
6 votes:

gonegirl: When I started bleeding out of my snatch, I was absolutely told that it was okay to flush tampons, just to make sure to throw away pads. I didn't hear "don't flush tampons" until I was an adult and landlords specifically told me to not do that when I signed the lease.

I'm way more disgusted by the folks in this thread treating a junior high school girl like trash than I am by a used tampon floating in a toilet.


wut

Where, exactly, do you see anyone treating the girl in TFA like trash?
She's barely even mentioned in this thread.
2017-10-06 11:22:33 AM  
5 votes:
As a custodian for over 16 years, listen to my proof of authority!

Gals, holy shiat, they can either be the cleanest or the messiest in those restrooms.  I've noticed it tends to rely on the factor of "group restrooming" than anything else.

At wondercon (twice) and two winter wonderlands (raves) I was assigned to a mens/womens restroom area.  So I decided to keep track of dirtyness.

Men, these folks tend to be just nasty in general.  Not out of malice though, they just seem to "not care" about the restroom experience other than "Don't look at my dick!"  It was fun watching them be awkward at the sinks, many avoided washing hands altogether. (gross if you shiat)  If you pissed, well I assume your peen is clean.

Women, these folks are just as nasty as the men.  But I witnessed several malicious dirtyings of the restrooms by the gals.  Each time was a "they didn't have" or "not my fault they"  The best one, a tampon clogging a toilet.  "Not my fault the toilet can't handle a little thing like a tampon" to which I replied "Who's fault is it that your bio-hazard isn't in the sanitary napkin bin right next to the stool?" (There was a loud argument after this, and doesn't add to the story)

Which brings me to the point: I don't know if your blood has the aids or a plethora of other pathogens, why not help make sure I don't have to think about that.  I mean I am already cleaning up your excrement, is that not nasty enough?
2017-10-06 09:19:17 AM  
5 votes:
Even if it was a fetus, why did the police have to get involved?  At that size it would've meant it was a miscarriage.  Last time I checked, even with the current administration, having a miscarriage wasn't a crime.
2017-10-06 06:06:21 AM  
4 votes:
Where I work, the most common problems are clogged toilets in the men's room, and diarrhea that gets sprayed on the wall behind the toilet in the women's room.
2017-10-06 03:46:17 PM  
3 votes:

Fliegan: TNel: "Police were called, an investigation took place, Fox 2 reported breathlessly from the scene - and then, by this morning, the station reported that the object turned out to be nothing more than a feminine hygiene product.
You know: The sort of thing that's often found floating inside a bloody toilet bowl."
"Posted By Elizabeth Semko"

WTF how can an adult woman not know you aren't supposed to flush feminine hygiene products?!?!  I give the young girl a pass but come the fark on.

I am 48 year old woman who NEVER heard that I shouldn't flush tampons until about two years ago.

I own my own home, I don't care if I have to call a plumber every year*, I am not putting my drippy tampons into the trash. They're getting flushed.

*have never had to call a plumber for tampon-related plumbing issues.


Some smokers never get cancer.

Some live into their 90s.

You should take up smoking, because by your logic shown here you must believe it is harmless.
2017-10-06 12:59:02 PM  
3 votes:

Jake Havechek: Smelly Pirate Hooker:

Jesus Christ, take a farkin' chill pill.  Along with the other woke "feminists".


I don't blame her in the least.

1) This topic is very very touchy due to how women are treated socially.  I could see this whole discussion touching on the "sex is dirty when women do it" arena.

2) Even if I am way off base with that guess, it is talking about a bodily function.  America likes keeping that shiat private.

Smelly Pirate Hooker is a great poster/contributor to Fark.  Sorry I had to butt heads with her :(

But my only argument is the sanitary angle, with a side note about plumbing.  Even if a toilet can handle a tampon, that doesn't make tampons not bio-hazards.  Just because you don't see blood residue in the toilet, doesn't mean it's not there.  And I don't see it either, what's worse I don't know what you tossed in there before I get to cleaning.

I wear/use a multitude of PPE, but the best way to keep contamination down?  Knowledge.
2017-10-06 12:33:40 PM  
3 votes:

TNel: Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.

For the last time IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TOILET!  It's about the sewer lines.  All toilets will flush the damn thing but you are hurting the sewer lines.


They do not care of others, only their own existance.

As evidenced by a complete lack of understanding for those who clean up after their nasty mess making ways.

/Dirty janitor, who cares
//They're paid to clean my blood!
///Wasn't said here, but I've heard it countless times minus the blood part of course
2017-10-06 12:25:28 PM  
3 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.


Not talking about "the crapper" I'm talking about plumbing/pipes.

And there isn't some new-fangled pipe they invented that can whisk away your bio-hazard packet (yet).  If in a public restroom, and not "your crapper" please throw your napkins in the bins provided.

(I only use such strong terms -bio hazard- to point out that i don't know what's in the blood I have to clean up.  That means I prefer to clean up the least amount of it as possible.  If it's too much trouble to toss your bloody mess into a bin, that's fine.  But I get to beef about it, since it was a choice drop and not a forced one.)

/I don't complain about cleaning the bins
//Cause they have a bag in them, and are self contained (hopefully)
///Ug I hate blood, too many variables for sickness
2017-10-06 12:17:18 PM  
3 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I have disposed of tampons in the toilet for the entirety of the time I menstruated and it never caused a problem. My parents had 3 daughters (plus my mother), so if disposing of tampons in the crapper was an issue, we would have known it.

LOL, modern toilets can handle a tampon.


Because plumbing is the same everywhere. Because there couldn't be a difference between towns or cities. Or houses.
Newer sewer lines are much wider than old ones.
2017-10-06 10:27:14 AM  
3 votes:

lindalouwho: gonegirl: When I started bleeding out of my snatch, I was absolutely told that it was okay to flush tampons, just to make sure to throw away pads. I didn't hear "don't flush tampons" until I was an adult and landlords specifically told me to not do that when I signed the lease.

I'm way more disgusted by the folks in this thread treating a junior high school girl like trash than I am by a used tampon floating in a toilet.

wut

Where, exactly, do you see anyone treating the girl in TFA like trash?
She's barely even mentioned in this thread.


Nobody's actually celebrating the endless awesomeness of women's capacity to create life, as evidenced by their menstrual flow. That's the same thing as treating girls like trash.
2017-10-06 06:16:56 AM  
3 votes:

Jake Havechek: Where I work, the most common problems are clogged toilets in the men's room, and diarrhea that gets sprayed on the wall behind the toilet in the women's room.


I've found that women are more likely to "hover" in a public restroom...
2017-10-06 01:02:39 PM  
2 votes:
The point people seem to be avoiding is not just the immediate consequences to your own toilet, but what happens further down the line. Unlike the usual suspects that pass into and out of our toilets, tampons are not especially biodegradable. Neither are condoms.

If in your happy little world it's all "out of sight, out of mind" then the magic porcelain chair simply makes icky things go away and that's it. But, as children sometimes learn in something called object permanence, things you flush actually continue to exist. The non-biodegradable things are bad for sanitation systems. And so, ultimately, it's a rather anti-social thing to flush tampons. Not that those who did regularly do so, or have occasionally done so should do strong penance, but it simply is not an enlightened behavior, condoms or tampons or anything that isn't naturally broken down by bacteria and other useful microorganisms. 'Kay? Good.
2017-10-06 01:02:27 PM  
2 votes:
If you want pads and tampons to be thrown away rather than flushed, make sure there is a trash can IN EACH STALL.  The trash can by the sink is insufficient.
2017-10-06 12:52:53 PM  
2 votes:
Smelly Pirate Hooker:

Jesus Christ, take a farkin' chill pill.  Along with the other woke "feminists".
2017-10-06 12:30:35 PM  
2 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.


For the last time IT'S NOT ABOUT THE TOILET!  It's about the sewer lines.  All toilets will flush the damn thing but you are hurting the sewer lines.
2017-10-06 12:25:27 PM  
2 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: lindalouwho:
Because plumbing is the same everywhere.

I didn't say it was. Christ, you people are dim. You just made my argument for me. I've lived in numerous places in my life, houses, apartments, etc. I've flushed tampons everywhere, except in places that had signs posted that specifically requested they not be flushed.

Maybe YOUR crapper can't handle tampons. Other people's can.


My, aren't you in a delightful mood!

You missed posts talking about plumbing not in buildings, too.
2017-10-06 07:12:59 AM  
2 votes:
Wait until he checks the dumpster after the prom
2017-10-06 05:50:37 AM  
2 votes:

davidphogan: I worked at a taco and sub shop that was frequented by very drunk college students late at night.

This would have been better than some of the shiat I had to clean up.  Women's bathrooms were terrible.  I have no idea how you can miss a toilet when you're taking a shiat, but the people who used dirty tampons to write on the wall were the worst.

I mean, dudes are farked up, but at least they just pee on the seat.


Had a night-shift job at a convenience store many moons ago. Got fired for locking the bathroom because I got tired of cleaning up the aftermath of teenagers p*ssing/sh*tting/f*cking in there.

And most of the time, they didn't even buy anything, you know?
2017-10-06 04:02:25 PM  
1 vote:

ElizaDoolittle: fusillade762:
And tell them not to throw their used tampons in the farking toilet.

Please explain where they should dispose of used bloody tampons 5 days out of 28 on average, arsehole.  Because the toilet is exactly where I threw my used tampons back when I had periods.  Some countries don't have adequate toilets: they ask you to put tampons in the provided bins. That is a problem of their sanitary systems, not female bodies.

Incidentally, since you seem to think that menstruating women are disgusting and fark up toilets: When I lived in Mexico, the signs said that the toilets could not handle used toilet paper. We were asked to dispose of our TP in the bin provided.

That's right.  Anyone who took a shiat had to wrap their used TP and put it in the bin.  It's sort of disgusting when you think about people pooping.  And they do it every day!!  Even worse, about half of them are men.  Where's the outrage about this?

Billions of people doing what comes naturally, what keeps us alive (pooping) and what keeps the species alive (women ovulating), and you have a hang up that women menstruate?  It's how you got born, you dolt.


Jesus chill the fark out. If you're in the civilized world your plumbing can handle toilet paper. NOWHERE can you flush tampons. I've replaced enough sewage piping to know this. Getting all indignant on someone for having the gall to comment that plumbing can't handle tampons and such isn't going to help anything. It certainly won't make the plumbing capable of handling feminine hygiene products.

This is why public bathrooms have those bags in the women's rooms. Men's rooms don't have them. Use them, and don't make what's between your legs everyone else's goddamn problem.
2017-10-06 03:36:53 PM  
1 vote:

TNel: "Police were called, an investigation took place, Fox 2 reported breathlessly from the scene - and then, by this morning, the station reported that the object turned out to be nothing more than a feminine hygiene product.
You know: The sort of thing that's often found floating inside a bloody toilet bowl."
"Posted By Elizabeth Semko"

WTF how can an adult woman not know you aren't supposed to flush feminine hygiene products?!?!  I give the young girl a pass but come the fark on.


I am 48 year old woman who NEVER heard that I shouldn't flush tampons until about two years ago.

I own my own home, I don't care if I have to call a plumber every year*, I am not putting my drippy tampons into the trash. They're getting flushed.

*have never had to call a plumber for tampon-related plumbing issues.
2017-10-06 12:39:19 PM  
1 vote:

dkulprit: Even if it was a fetus, why did the police have to get involved?  At that size it would've meant it was a miscarriage.  Last time I checked, even with the current administration, having a miscarriage wasn't a crime.


It was in an elementary school....if it was a fetus it could have meant that a young child was being abused.
2017-10-06 12:22:31 PM  
1 vote:

ArthurVandelay: Also:

http://www.theperiodblog.com/faq/faq-can-you-flush-tampons/


Well if someone's random blog says it, it must be true.
2017-10-06 12:18:52 PM  
1 vote:
Also:

"Unlike toilet paper, tampons DO NOT break down in water. In fact, they are made to do they exact opposite. Made of cotton, rayon, and other fibres that are meant to expand and absorb liquids, tampons do an excellent job at staying put in wet slippery places. 

Tampons do not immediately clog up your toilet after one flush so it may seem like they are safe to flush. Instead, flushed tampons build up over time. Once one gets stuck, it becomes easier for other tampons and non-flushables to get snagged and clog up the pipes. "
http://www.theperiodblog.com/faq/faq-can-you-flush-tampons/
2017-10-06 12:14:10 PM  
1 vote:

wademh: lindalouwho: lepidoptera: We had a septic system growing up. I always flushed them. Never had a problem.

I know theoretically sewer systems might have an issue but I've only heard of problems caused by baby wipes and fat. There are an awful lot of tampons getting flushed- maybe it's not as big a problem as you think?

We had a septic system when I was growing up, 4 girls (5 counting my mom) in the house. My dad was so pissed off after fishing out a tampon for the third time that no one ever flushed them again (we had already been warned).

Those bins on the stall walls in ladies rooms are there for a reason.
Maybe it's not such a problem because most of us follow the rules.

I would think that with that many women in the house, there would also be women visitors, and the inevitable. Somehow I don't imagine it would be typical to have a little chat with every visitor about household disposal rules.


We were pretty young when we did it.
Most women/girls do not do it.
2017-10-06 12:13:51 PM  
1 vote:
I have disposed of tampons in the toilet for the entirety of the time I menstruated and it never caused a problem. My parents had 3 daughters (plus my mother), so if disposing of tampons in the crapper was an issue, we would have known it.

LOL, modern toilets can handle a tampon.
2017-10-06 11:55:34 AM  
1 vote:

lepidoptera: We had a septic system growing up. I always flushed them. Never had a problem.

I know theoretically sewer systems might have an issue but I've only heard of problems caused by baby wipes and fat. There are an awful lot of tampons getting flushed- maybe it's not as big a problem as you think?


Well if improper disposal hasn't personally affected you then it is just fine.

/Rolleyes
2017-10-06 11:22:03 AM  
1 vote:

lepidoptera: We had a septic system growing up. I always flushed them. Never had a problem.

I know theoretically sewer systems might have an issue but I've only heard of problems caused by baby wipes and fat. There are an awful lot of tampons getting flushed- maybe it's not as big a problem as you think?


We had a septic system when I was growing up, 4 girls (5 counting my mom) in the house. My dad was so pissed off after fishing out a tampon for the third time that no one ever flushed them again (we had already been warned).

Those bins on the stall walls in ladies rooms are there for a reason.
Maybe it's not such a problem because most of us follow the rules.
2017-10-06 11:15:56 AM  
1 vote:
We had a septic system growing up. I always flushed them. Never had a problem.

I know theoretically sewer systems might have an issue but I've only heard of problems caused by baby wipes and fat. There are an awful lot of tampons getting flushed- maybe it's not as big a problem as you think?
2017-10-06 10:23:46 AM  
1 vote:

lindalouwho: gonegirl: When I started bleeding out of my snatch, I was absolutely told that it was okay to flush tampons, just to make sure to throw away pads. I didn't hear "don't flush tampons" until I was an adult and landlords specifically told me to not do that when I signed the lease.

I'm way more disgusted by the folks in this thread treating a junior high school girl like trash than I am by a used tampon floating in a toilet.

wut

Where, exactly, do you see anyone treating the girl in TFA like trash?
She's barely even mentioned in this thread.


Yes, citation required on that, gonegirl.
2017-10-06 09:25:50 AM  
1 vote:

dkulprit: Even if it was a fetus, why did the police have to get involved?  At that size it would've meant it was a miscarriage.  Last time I checked, even with the current administration, having a miscarriage wasn't a crime.


Yet.
2017-10-06 09:20:47 AM  
1 vote:
Seems to me the janitor may be inexperienced in the areas of fetus identification and feminine hygiene products. You put on the glove, retrieve it, identify it and properly dispose of it.
As a practitioner of the Custodial Arts, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
2017-10-06 08:40:55 AM  
1 vote:

vudukungfu: Yeah, I worked in a poultry
Processing plant. The bathroom the Mexicans used 15 feet away from where they were cut to,g raw chicken had a bin full if fecal smeared paper.

But boneless, skinless tenders are on sale, so stock up.

Don't ask me about the fish plant.


That bin seems horrifying. Who gets to dump that thing? I hope they have bags in it, because I sure wouldn't want to have to scrap out the massive amount of tissue stuck to the side with butt glue. And I can only imagine the smell...
2017-10-06 08:37:38 AM  
1 vote:
Total overreaction on the janitor's part.

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2017-10-06 08:35:48 AM  
1 vote:

Jake Havechek: Where I work, the most common problems are clogged toilets in the men's room, and diarrhea that gets sprayed on the wall behind the toilet in the women's room.


Back in 93 when I worked at Food Lion, someone totally shiattied up the women's room. Best in can describe it, is that they stood at the entrance to the stall and fired a shiat cannon. It wasn't even a shiat blunderbuss, but a full on shiat cannon. There was a LOT of it. On the floor, all over the toilet, and across the three walls up to about 4 feet high. I have no idea how a human body could have produced that much shiat. Or why they decided a Food Lion bathroom was the place to do it.

Also someone once stuck a turd to the wall in the men's room. Just a turd hanging out on the wall. Like a friendly spider. If spiders were made from poo.
 
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