We've all been there — you dash into the workplace toilet and reel with disgust at the state of the facilities. Sending a simple office-wide email often results in the offender just ignoring it, so are more extreme tactics called for?
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Gossip newsletter Popbitch reproduces two examples of the "signs placed in office toilets" genre: an uber-polite version seen at newspaper the Guardian, and a particularly graphic example sent around by the UK division of TV production company Endemol. The full version of that message is rather NSFW, so proceed with caution, but it does end with a suitably caustic remark:
Here's a vague idea — try pointing it even vaguely towards the water. You might enjoy the tinkly sound.
Conversely, the Guardian example ends with the phrase "Surely no one would leave a toilet in that state at home, would they?", which ignores the fact that some people will figure "It's the cleaner's problem, not mine". I suspect the image pictured above would be even less effective.
What tactics have you used to ensure that the office toilet stays presentable for everyone? We're all ears (and toilet brush) in the comments.