Parents, teach your children well. Lest they grow up to be like this man, who had to be schooled by a salesperson on how to use toilets properly.
“Our toilet broke, so I was in shopping for new ones,” he begins. The salesperson joked that he’d want to buy one that “automatically puts the seat down” after he was finished with it, so he could remain in his wife’s good graces. To keep in line with the salesperson’s humor, this guy “‘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’.”
This understandably confused the salesman, who “gave [the customer] a strange look and said, ‘But what about when you need to poop?'” Apparently, that prompted this guy to “naturally [point] out that I’m a guy and therefore don’t put the seat down, I sit on the rim of the bowl.” It took him “several embarrassing moments” to realize that he’d misunderstood toilets for his “entire life” and that “guy do indeed use the toilet seat.”
Until then, he’d just thought men’s restrooms had toilet seats for “unisex/cost-saving/oversight” reasons.