Toilet seat lid etiquette

Toilets should be left with the lid down, Mr Tara Plumbing believes, it looks tidier.

Perhaps he is influenced by the Feng Shui notion that all the good energy which is swirling around the house seeking a means of escape will find it by plunging into the pan.  With all our internal door constantly open AND the lid up we are doomed!  Strangely, there is no suggestion that negative, bad energy would feel compelled to drown in the toilet water.  I’m a little cynical, myself.

A few days ago I knocked Mr T.P.’s toothbrush out of the cupboard and straight down the loo.  No I didn’t swill it in the sink and put it back! I owned up and threw it away.  So, that is why the lid should be down!

I had suspected it was an equality campaign.  If those who stand up to wee are to lift the seat and replace it when they have finished, then there is a certain equality if we all have to lift and close the lid. As you can imagine, this very subject is the focus for many a web page, for various reasons most seem to agree with Mr TP, although, don’t quote me on that as I did not conduct a full review! For those interested on what others have to say just search on the title of this page.  This blog site is dedicated to it:http://www.icbe.org/icbe.shtml

Blog on all toilet related matters here: http://www.icbe.org/blog/

2 Responses to “Toilet seat lid etiquette”


  1. 1 bogman May 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    My missis insists I leave the top lid up and the bottom half down so she doesn’t have to think about it at 2am. (so I try all combinations just to annoy her) 🙂


  1. 1 Mrs Tara Plumbing Trackback on July 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm

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