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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-06-2020, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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do you jiggle the knob?


do YOU?

if you're waiting for the bathroom and the door is closed. it could be:

- closed and locked and occupied
- closed and unlocked and occupied (possible horror scenario)
- closed and unlocked and unoccupied
(but hopefully not closed and locked and unoccupied!)

do YOU take your chances, and jiggle the knob so they know someone is waiting. how long do you wait before YOU jiggle the knob? some places closed signifies occupied, but some people close the door all the time so YOU have to jiggle the knob.

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i will wait a while before i do it... but i will do it passive aggressively if i know someone is in there for a long time

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I would knock. No response? Attempt to open.
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Usually what I will do is put my hand on the knob in such a way that if there is anyone in there, they will hear the knob being grasped. But I will wait a number of seconds before I try to turn it (in the thinking that if there's anyone in there they will probably hear that initial sound and make a noise). If there is nothing, I will turn the knob and open the door slightly (not far enough to see anything) and wait a few more seconds. If all is still well, I slowly open the door just to give them a few more seconds to say "HEY MAN! I'm pooping in here!"

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I would knock. No response? Attempt to open.
The suddenness of the knock usually makes me jump out of my skin. Which is why I don't do it. I don't know. Maybe I'm too jumpy though. That whole jumping out of my skin whilst on the toilet is one of my least favorite things to do.

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Usually what I will do is put my hand on the knob in such a way that if there is anyone in there, they will hear the knob being grasped. But I will wait a number of seconds before I try to turn it (in the thinking that if there's anyone in there they will probably hear that initial sound and make a noise). If there is nothing, I will turn the knob and open the door slightly (not far enough to see anything) and wait a few more seconds. If all is still well, I slowly open the door just to give them a few more seconds to say "HEY MAN! I'm pooping in here!"
its a dangerous business

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I would knock. No response? Attempt to open.
that's very bold of you

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The suddenness of the knock usually makes me jump out of my skin. Which is why I don't do it. I don't know. Maybe I'm too jumpy though. That whole jumping out of my skin whilst on the toilet is one of my least favorite things to do.

i'm so timid that i will not usually respond to a knock, being reasonably sure that i have locked the door. forcing them to try to open it. so far i've never mistakenly left it unlocked.

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I wouldn't abruptly try to open the door. Maybe slowly enough for someone to be like "I'm in here" if they didn't respond to the knock 🙂

I can see how a knock could surprise you if you're not expecting it. But that's gotta be better than someone just trying to open.
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i'm so timid that i will not usually respond to a knock, being reasonably sure that i have locked the door. forcing them to try to open it. so far i've never mistakenly left it unlocked.
My problem is that I'm just jumpy by nature. Any sudden noise freaks me the hell out no matter what I'm doing. It's never fun but it's just that much more unpleasant if you're pooping at the time. It would be just my luck to have a heart attack while pinching a loaf.

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I usually do it by accident before my dumbass brain can comprehend the door is locked

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My super power is knowing whether a stall or bathroom is occupied. I don't need to jiggle...unless it is the "Hey *******! People are waiting jiggle".
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Ask that question for my cousin. He knew that I was occupying the bathroom and he told another cousin named Stephanie that I'm behaving irrationally. Stephanie called my mother to inform her that i'm not behaving in the bathroom, and she said to my mom to come over quickly as possible. I'm an adult using the bathroom, and my cousin who doesn't want to use the bathroom is very angry at me.

The bathroom door was closed. Few days later my cousin Stephanie called the cops to say that I'm trying to harm the family with a knife.

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I only do that by accident if I grab the door besides realizing it's locked and probably occupied. If someone's taking a long time then I'm in no rush, air that mf out.

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I would knock or pretend I was trying to open the door to find out what would happen, or check to see if the light is on by looking at the gap under the door.

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I would knock or pretend I was trying to open the door to find out what would happen, or check to see if the light is on by looking at the gap under the door.
I do exactly this.

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He was going to fall in the toilet.


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I prefer to knock on the bathroom door with a fire axe. Jack Torrance style.

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