OK, so a cousin who shall remain nameless lost her cell phone at our place last week – um, in our toilet. And get this, she “accidentally” flushed it down rather than fishing it out. Now I’d like YOU to come clean – are you a toilet talker?
Some people are so addicted to their BlackBerrys (BlackBerries?) and iPhones they can’t even go to the bathroom without reading email, sending a text message or making a call.
And I don’t need to hear the *flush* sound to know when you’re sitting on the can because I can hear the echo inside the bathroom. Duh. And if you don’t flush because you don’t want to gross out the person you’re talking to, what if you forget to flush later – and it’s no. 2?
If you’re still reading this then I haven’t offended you just yet (give me time), or you’re guilty of this kind of multitasking.
In fact, there was a recent study that found women are more likely to use their cell phones while on the toilet than men – but not by much. A U.S.-based iGR survey from April ’09 found women were 8 percent more likely to make phone calls while on the toilet than men and 5 percent more likely to send a text.
The same study found cell phone users between 18 and 24 years of age were the most likely to use their mobile phones in the bathroom or on the toilet than other age groups in the study.
Be honest, now. Do you text or talk while doing the deed? Remind me not to borrow your phone.