There’s little else Brits love more than having a moan; The Telegraph once dubbed our habit of complaining as a “defining British characteristic”. Whether it’s grumbling about bad weather or long commutes, bonding over life’s little annoyances is undeniably inherent in UK culture.
Now, new research commissioned by Mira Showers reveals all about the nation’s pet peeves when it comes to bathroom behaviour.
A nationally representative survey uncovers the biggest pet peeves about bathroom behaviour at home and in public toilet facilities:
|Pet peeves in the bathroom at home:||Pet Peeves in public toilets:|
|Not flushing the toilet after going||No toilet roll|
|Leaving wee on the toilet seat||People who don’t flush after using the toilet|
|Leaving stains in the toilet||Poor washing facilities, such as no soap, no paper towels and a lack of hot water|
|Forgetting to replace the toilet roll or soap||Stains in the toilet or wee on the seat|
|Leaving wet towels on the floor||People who don’t wash their hands after using the toilet|
|Never cleaning the bathroom or shower themselves||Wet floors or toilet roll stuck to the floor|
|Clogging the shower drain with hair and never cleaning it out||Poor maintenance, such as broken hand dryers and door locks|
|Leaving the toilet seat up||Either no or broken toilet seats|
|Causing a mess in the bath or shower with bathing products (i.e. spillage or leaving remnants behind)||Overflowing sanitary disposals and rubbish bins
|Not turning the shower or tap off properly||People who block the toilet and don’t report it|
For men, their biggest pet peeve about the people they live with is not flushing the toilet after they use it. For women, nothing annoys them more than those who don’t clean their wee drops off the toilet seat. Overall, it’s clear that women are less tolerant of bad bathroom habits than men; only 1 in 10 women answered “none of these would annoy me” when presented with a list of pet peeves, compared to 22% of men.
For those either married or in a relationship, the habits of their partners that grate on them the most change depending on how long they’ve been together: