High School Hot Topic: Bathrooms

As high school comes to an end, I’ve been reflecting on things; both the good and the bad. One of the worst things about my high school is the state of the bathrooms. Maybe it shouldn’t bug me, but I can be kind of a germiphobe and the bathrooms at my high school aren’t helping.

Let’s set the scene, shall we?

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At some point during the school day, you’ve just gotta go to the bathroom and there’s no holding it until you get home, especially if you’ve had coffee. So what do you do? You go to the restroom your school building has provided you with.

Upon walking in, the smell let’s you know where you are. Begrudgingly, you walk into a stall only to find someone didn’t flush; after walking into the next one you find urine on the toilet (lovely right?), so you go to the next one — thank goodness this one is slightly less disgusting. Sound familiar?

7689044102_bfffe0cfeeHere’s where our experiences might differ: after doing your business you walk out of the stall and proceed to the sink to wash your hands only to find they’re equally as gross. After suffering through, you look for the paper towels like the red cross guide to washing hands on the wall says to, but wait, there are no paper towels. Just a high powered hand dryer… ew.

Do I sound dramatic yet? Maybe. But the point is, going to the bathroom is a necessity of life and at a lot of high schools the students probably find themselves feeling grosser when they walk out of the bathroom than when they walked in.

To me, this is a tragedy. The bathroom should be a clean place to relieve yourself and freshen up, but no. In my high school, and certainly in others, it’s a place to relieve yourself and hope you didn’t catch that stomach bug that’s going around.

I know, this was kind of an unnecessary rant, but can you relate? Let me know in the comments below.



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