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For the Love of God…Toilet Bowl Etiquette

April 15, 2011 2 comments

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One thing I don’t miss about college is community bathrooms. Those things are terrible! Since you aren’t home, some people believe that because this isn’t your house, so you can do whatever you want in the bathroom. These people are wrong.

Being a guy, I have more experience with the male restroom. A major issue in the male restroom is the toilet bowl area. There is some nasty stuff around there which honestly is easily avoidable.

Due to utter selfishness and disregard for others some men ask like animals and piss all over and around the toilet. The toilet is something where stuff is to go in, not around, and unfortunately some men don’t care.

On some occasions, I can understand that you miss your target. When that happens, clean up after yourself! You’re “potty trained!”

Now, not everyone pisses all over the place, thankfully. Unfortunately, there is another basic rule with toilet bowl etiquette which some simply neglect. This is flushing the damn toilet. There are few things that piss me off, pun intended, more than going to the bathroom and seeing that the toilet wasn’t flushed.

I can understand that you don’t want to touch the handle because you don’t know what other people do around the toilet bowl, since some act like animals and piss all over. However; you can do what many men have figured out, to flush the toilet in public restrooms use your foot instead of your hand to push the handle down.

To sum this up, people need to take better care of public restrooms. This is getting out of hand!

To go, or not to go. This is the question.

After doing another course evaluation form, I thought about the overall effectiveness of the courses at Hofstra University. I thought about the mandate at Hofstra that attendance represents a part of an individual’s grade.

The notion that you being by not going to class is a faulty one. This notion is faulty by three main points. The first being that if you don’t have to go to a class to learn the information provided in the class, what is the point of being there in the first place. The purpose of a class is the increase your overall knowledge about a subject; however, if you don’t need to go to the class to gain knowledge about the subject, what exactly is the point of going? Secondly, in classes which there are assignments due on a regular basis, you’re obligated at the very least to show up to class to hand in the assignments, so why are you obligated through an attendance policy to show up to a class; in this case the assignments are attendance in itself. Thirdly, by the time you’re in college you should be accountable to go to class on your own without being threatened by an attendance policy. A college student should know whether they need to go to class without the notion that they’re going to lose a letter grade by missing three or four classes through a semester where you have a professor talking at the class for an hour and a half 25-30 times.

Furthermore, the Hofstra attendance policy is very hypocritical. After conserving with my mother, many of these professors don’t even practice what they preach. For instance, I’ve had multiple classes canceled this semester which is the equivalent for a student of an unexcused absence. Professors are given schedules which they are available to teach just the same as students make their schedules for times which they are available to go to class.

To show the hypocritically of the attendance policy I’ll use an example from a class I am taking this semester. Currently, I am taking a linguistics course which is on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s. The class was canceled two times this week and two others times this semester which is a total of four times for the semester. This linguistics class on the syllabus permits a maximum of three unexcused absences before you are adversely affected. This shows a glaring problem with the concept of mandatory attendance, how can you have a professor at a university put on their syllabus that you can have only three unexcused absences before it’ll adversely affect you grade when they have missed four themselves. Is the result for this class that you gain a letter grade because they’ve missed four classes?

Of course not…