Some people “public restroom”, others do not. Unless it’s an emergency.
According to the latest research from the Bradley Corporation, 60% of Americans use a public restroom one to five times a week. And it’s not just for a drop-and-go.
The biggest visitors are those between the ages of 18-34, and they use the public restroom for more than bodily functions.
“When we looked at how people ‘get away’ in a public restroom, we found 27% use it as a place to take a mental health break, avoid someone, hide, and even cry,” said Jon Dommisse, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development for Bradley Corp.
The Top 5 Things done in a bathroom:
Check their appearance
Blow their nose or cough
Get away from someone
Use their cellphone
But(t)… things can go awry in the P.R. The biggest issues? Toilets that don’t flush, or are clogged; empty or jammed toilet paper dispensers; and partition doors that don’t latch.
Back-in-the-day we were flexible enough to hold a door shut with a leg or arm and still take care of business. Now, we’ll just squat behind a bush…