Convention is a thing that often emerges after hundreds of years of custom and practice. Take a seat momentarily, girls, whilst I make a male observation. Given that a man needs the lavatory seat 'up' to urinate and a woman requires it leaving 'down', doesn't a man have as much right as any woman to express his preference of toilet code etiquette that should prevail in the matrimonial abode. Why should he always be rebuffed by his wife for having, yet again, forgotten to 'leave down the lavatory seat?' Why should he always be the one that risks infection by forever lifting and lowering the lavatory seat when his wife is cooking cup cakes in the kitchen with her nice clean apron around her?
Also, who should be the one to replace the toilet roll when a new roll is required; the person who took the last sheet of tissue from the last roll or the person entering the loo to find the toilet roll empty?
I remember as a child that whenever our family left a holiday cottage we had been staying at, mum would tidy up the place and be sure to leave it cleaner than she found it! 'What about the poor cleaner who risked being made redundant if every rented occupier of the property followed suit?' I used to ask her.
I recall an old workmate of mine in a Brighouse mill called Albert. He told me that once you have heard the unguarded flatulence of your wife and seen her on the loo without blinking an eyelid, that's when you know that you are well and truly wed! " William Forde: June 7th, 2017