I live in Park Place and have a question about roommate etiquette. If I go to the bathroom after I know everyone is already asleep, do I flush? Regardless?
In the Can
First off, you are a considerate roommate. Good for you. Just to be thinking about this issue reflects well on you, so I will abstain from asking potentially embarrassing questions like “Do you have a drinking problem” or “Do you think a burrito at 1:30 a.m. is absolutely necessary?”
Now, I would say the best option is simply to wait until morning to relieve yourself. That said, trying to wait and not making it until morning is without doubt the worst option. Therefore, if you absolutely have to produce after your roomies have already begun catching Z’s, follow the age-old rule:
If it’s yellow, let it mellow…if it’s brown, flush it down.
And if you do have to flush, I would recommend lowering the lid before pulling the handle. Just a little extra consideration.
I can’t believe this is what my mascot life has amounted to.