This Story About A Guy Who’s Been Pooping Wrong His Entire Life Will Confuse The Hell Out Of You

No, we’re not talking about Butters from South Park, we’re talking about poor Reddit user jaydogsmith, who apparently didn’t know how to poop correctly until now. If you ever have one of those days where you think to yourself “I hate my life,” just remember this story and realize that, at the very least, you were potty trained correctly.

So I’m hoping a load of people are going to come out in support of me here but I’ve got that sinking feeling I may be alone in this.

Our toilet broke so I was in shopping for new ones and the sales person joked (no doubt for the millionth time) that I’ll want one that automatically puts the seat down after I’m finished with it. I ‘joked’ back and said if I didn’t have a wife I could save money and not buy one with a seat and I’d never have to hear women complaining about putting it down again. To which he gave me a strange look and said “but what about when you need to poop?”. I naturally pointed out that I’m a guy and therefore don’t put the seat down, I sit on the rim of the bowl. Several embarrassing moments later, I realize that I’ve misunderstood my entire life and that guys do indeed use the toilet seat. I left empty handed and red faced.

Thinking about it now, it makes sense. Especially how men’s restrooms have seats. But I just assumed it was a unisex/cost saving/oversight deal.

The rim underneath the actual toilet seat is one of the most disgusting places commonly found all over the world. Sure your actual butt sits on the seat, but that under spot? That’s where all the splashback ends up. To put it in layman’s terms, I would much rather lick a toilet seat than even touch the rim sitting underneath it.

[H/T Reddit, header image via Shutterstock]