The Courtesy Flush: Gallant or Futile?
I've recently observed that the so-called courtesy flush is not doing what it is
intended. I have courtesy-flushed in the past, but my recent public poops have
been accompanied by a single, final flush. I decided that the courtesy flush is an
urban legend and should I cease wasting precious water by propagating this nonsense.
My logic is this: when poop is released, the bulk of the odor is emitted at the opening
of a bunghole and while it is in the air, enroute to the water below. The turd in the
toilet water emits minimal odor. What is out is out, and flushing doesn't pull in enough
air to rid the space of poop-stench. The courtesy-flush is, in essence, a mere
"statement" to people who might be in adjacent stalls or awaiting your departure.
If the courtesy flush could speak words, it would say:
"I know I stunk up the area and I am letting everyone know that I am doing the only
thing I can imagine that would help. I am a sensitive person who is embarassed by my
poop stench. I would give up my left toe if the smell would go away."
Oh what a shameful act! tsk tsk tsk
-- Skiddy Poo
Hey guys, I can't competely agree with you on this one. It's true that most of the
stink comes when the logs are coming out of the asshole, especially if there is a lot of
farting. When the logs hit the water, the smell is reduced if they are covered by
Hey, but shit still stinks! Being in construction, I've taken a shit in all
kinds of portable crappers. When you can't flush and many dudes just shit on top of
others' crap, the smell at the end of the fucking day can be unbelievable!
forget to flush after shitting at home. If I come back a couple of hours later the
smell can be real bad. I don't use a courtesy flush in a public restroom because anyone
worried by the smell should stay out of public restrooms. For those who are worried by
their smell, however, a courtesy flush will reduce the stink while not completely