Urinal Courtesy: The Splash Zone

Posted: May 11, 2011 in WC Courtesy

This one is for the guys. As for the girls, it could serve as an insight as to what might plague the male mind when going to the public restroom. So girls, please, if you see your man twitching before going to the public restroom please be sensitive and remember, he might not just be pressed to answer nature’s call, but he might be nervous to remember all those complex codes and etiquette that comes with using the urinal.

Ah, the urinal. A beacon of hope for all male bladders everywhere. But to use it properly without being shot dirty looks and cursed under your urinal neighbor’s breath, one should take special care to honor the law of the “Splash Zone”.

The concept of the splash zone is basically that whenever a guy uses a urinal, if another guy needs to use a urinal as well, a minimum of one unused urinal must be in between them if at all possible. It is true that this is an unspoken law, but it is one that has been implemented time and time again. The following diagram should be sufficient explanation:

Splash zone

The red zones represent the Splash Zone: A no (unzipped) Fly zone

As demonstrated in the diagram, we are discussing the basic 5 urinal configuration which allows for a maximum of 3 users without Splash Zone infarction. For advanced configurations and case by case analysis, please refer to www.icbe.org.

The following case represents a heavy violation of the splash zone law where the violator could possibly be labeled as a : ” creep, pervert, freak ect….” or the guy may only be genuinely interested in you or just for the sake of comparison…

A big no no

Take extra measures when this happens... or just run away really really fast

Now most guys tend to head for the urinal on the far side of the room, and in the case of 5 urinals, its all fine and well. However, if a guy heads for one of the adjacent urinals, it becomes a real insult and an unethical thing to do, kind of like double parking your car on a curb. Yea we all curse at whomever left his/her car there. The following diagram should explain why.


Stalemate. If a 3rd party wishes to engage in the urination process, an infarction is forced upon him or he has to wait. The blame lies on the 1st user of the urinals

So guys, please, next time you use the urinal have some courtesy and some taste. Oh and I hope it goes without saying: Please, please, please…. Aim, and flush.

Send a mail to the Janitor in Chief at: thepublictoilet@hotmail.com

  1. daddy g.b. luv bomb 1 says:

    As if a splash zone violation isn’t enough, some dudes opt to make eye contact and smile to the violated as they urinate in violation.

  2. CBK says:

    exactly. then you should be afraid… be very afraid. and be careful if they sneak a peek… thats when things get really freaky

  3. Emile Z says:

    hahaha or, to be on the safe side you could just use the toilet seat, how abt that?
    hilarious dude! 😛

  4. […] not too much.  And please take note that this could be an eventual after effect of breaking the Splash Zone code of conduct, so please, rules are there for a […]

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