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View Poll Results: Which of the three toilet doors?
The right one 9 20.93%
The middle one 4 9.30%
The left one 17 39.53%
I don't care 11 25.58%
I'd take a dump in the urinal 2 4.65%
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:04 AM   #1
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Toilet behaviour

Hi all,

I'm wondering something. Imagine yourself in the following situation:
  • You need to go to the toilet (to "warm the royal throne")
  • You're in some kind of public place (restaurant, hotel, café, ...)
  • There are three toilet booths (is "booth" the right word for this; three doors with a toilet behind them is what I mean)
  • Each of the three toilets is as clean as the others.
  • The booths have solid walls, i.e. you can't see the shoes of the one next to you.
  • None of the booths are occupied or have been occupied during the past half hour.

Now: which one are you most likely to choose?

Note: this is not some kind of riddle or joke; I'm just curious which door will win. That way one could know which toilet is the cleanest of the three.


EDIT: I added the pic to describe the situation.

T = toilet (in reality they have the same width)
WB = washing basin
Window = Window
Entry = Entrance
Urinals = Urinals (only for men's toilets)
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:11 AM   #2
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The Blue one next to the fish.

Did I win?

No actually the one that's... that's the fartest from the room's door.

Did I win?

...

OK, I give up. What's the proper answer?
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:11 AM   #3
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The left one... Closest to the window!
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No actually the one that's... that's the fartest from the room's door.
Ok I'll add the room door in the description.

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The left one... Closest to the window!
I removed the first; imagine that there are no windows in the booths, only one window in the room on the right side. (see new pic)

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Old 08-27-2009, 05:21 AM   #5
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If you're waiting for poll results to help you choose a clean toilet, you're likely to let go in your pants. Just sayin'.
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If you're waiting for poll results to help you choose a clean toilet, you're likely to let go in your pants. Just sayin'.


Seriously though, I really wonder if there will be a significant trend towards one or another booth. I think that the middle one gets used less for some reason.
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It would depend on how the booths are made. Are they made out of solid walls or those "removable" ones. Can you look from one booth to the other (or, can you see the shoes of the occupant of the booth next to you?)

Oh, and was there just another occupant in one of them?
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It would depend on how the booths are made. Are they made out of solid walls or those "removable" ones. Can you look from one booth to the other (or, can you see the shoes of the occupant of the booth next to you?)

Oh, and was there just another occupant in one of them?
Added details in the original post.

Solid walls, no occupants for the past half hour.
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I always go for the one furthest from the door - so the noise disturbs as few people as possible.
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middle one, because I think that is the least used one. But if all three are really identical, from usage, cleanliness and condition, I'd say left one because I like solid walls
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None! I avoid like stink (pardon pun) taking a dump in public toilets.
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None! I avoid like stink (pardon pun) taking a dump in public toilets.
Ah, that's what that phrase means...

None would be my answer too then.
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Seriously though, I really wonder if there will be a significant trend towards one or another booth. I think that the middle one gets used less for some reason.
With this group there's always a trend.
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