I have discussed this before in detail but for some reason the world just doesn't seem to listen. It's as though my tiny blogs read only by a small number of people aren't getting through to the general populous.
I want to know what is the mind set of a person who enters a public bathroom. What decides which stall you will take. None of it is going to be prime real estate I can guarantee you that. It is all pretty gross. Now, short of an un-flushed toilet or a mysterious liquid on the ground they are assumedly all the same.
When you enter an empty washroom, you get the run of the place. You choose which ever tiny pee-cubicle pleases you most. The moment there is another human in the room, you need to watch where you go.
It is only common sense that you should, when given the opportunity, not choose the stall (or urinal I assume this would be just as horrible) directly beside the one currently in use.
If you are in a bathroom with three or more stalls and you have a chance to not pee within a foot of another human even though there is a metal divider between you, take it. I have no desire in any weird recess of my mind to hear what your urine stream sounds like. The only thing I want to do is pee and return to my movie, shopping, meal or what have you that I am engaging in that requires me to use a public washroom.
Public situations are horrible enough, then to have to be forced to use a public washroom and have to hear someone peeing right beside you, or you know... the other thing, is just gross.
There should be a universally understood rule that in a washroom environment, you always put one buffer stall in between people, until that washroom is too full and then feel free to use every stall I am not some kind of monster that will force you to wait until stall 3 opens up before you can relieve yourself after drinking a 4L soda while watching the most recent Melissa Mcarthy comedyt. I understand the need to urinate and I understand that sometimes you are forced to pick that stall. But when you are in an empty bathroom - as evidenced by me tonight at the movies - and you pick the stall next to me to let out a big ol' fart... just... come on.