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The Amazing Puddle Under The Urinal Stall at Work

Right now, I consult for one of the major studios in Burbank, CA.  The building is well designed and modern to the current age, including the bathrooms.  However, I’m not loving the urinals too much.  After working here for a month now, I noticed something very interesting in the men’s bathroom.  I noticed that the puddle that is under the urinal stall grows larger as the day passes by.  I understand that people are missing the stall but what I do not understand is why.  All one needs to do is stand at least 1 feet from the stall and they should hit it fine.  My theory on why this is occurring is because from the 10 people that initially use the stall in the morning, there is one person that can’t appear to make their lemonade in the pitcher.  As a result, there’s initial spillage.  What this initial spillage creates is a trickle down effect to the rest of the parties that use the same stall.  As a visitor to the stall, the first thing the person will notice is the small puddle that was left by the previous visitor.  As a result, he will move his stance a little back which increases the chance of spillage.  In the end, you have visitors moving farther away from the urinal stall as the day passes with the puddle increasing in size from the increase in spillage.

Solution: The person missing it in the beginning of the day needs to stand closer to the urinal stall.

Update 1/16/2009:
Interesting update.  I noticed someone mopped the floors in the afternooon the day.  This hasn’t happened since I’ve been working here.   I know this because I usually take 2 bathroom breaks.  One during the day and one before I leave the office.  Thus, the floor is usually mopped at the end of the door.  Seems like someone has been reading my post..  Thanks reader.

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  • Michael Chu

    Dude… my bad. That was me… don’t tell the guys at work!

  • Albert Somlith Bitches

    Can you take a picture of the puddle?

  • Sung Cho

    hmm very wise observation…

  • Coolest Person You Know

    That’s because men can never aim. This is an example of how they go about life.

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