This may or may not be a surprise to you, but there are people who avoid public restrooms. Be it fear or psychosis, some obsessive compulsion to avoid germs or a need to control their environment, public potties are a deathtrap.
To understand the reasoning behind this avoidance strategy, please indulge this vocabulary lesson.
Lutropublicaphobia: fear of using public restrooms
Paruresis: The inability to pee in the presence of other people (real or imagined). Also known as a bashful bladder.
Parcopresis: The inability to poop without a predefined or preferred level of privacy. Also known as psychogenic fecal retention or shy bowels.
Now imagine my horror when I step into the bathroom this afternoon to do my duty and see this poster covering the toilet side of the stall door:
I’m certain that the Mad Hatter is not helping any of the preceding psychological conditions.