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whatsanenigma

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Re: Um... a polite bathroom sign? I need help.
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 03:52:59 PM »
Does your boss want a sign forbidding the spitting of the tobacco, or forbidding the chewing of it in there in the first place? Around here, smoking in public buildings is absolutely forbidden and I would assume the use of other tobacco products is also.  If this is the case, or you just don't want him chewing it in there, you could write something like "Please do not smoke or use chewing tobacco in the restroom" and cite local laws if they happen to apply.

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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 03:57:54 PM »
Just "Please no tobacco products in the urinal" should be enough, I think. That could also disallow, say, cigarette butts and things of that nature.



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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2012, 04:04:28 PM »
It's not an employee.  It's almost certainly a client, but we literally cannot figure out who it is.

It's that one with the brown and yellow teeth and the obnoxious breath.  :)

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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2012, 06:24:19 PM »
I would suspect the issue isn't the spit, but rather the tobacco itself.  I'd suggest a sign, "Please only flush liquid in the urinals" or "The urinals are designed for liquid only".

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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2012, 06:36:54 PM »
Sterlings' response is great.

I had a plumbing problem and my plumber told me that no matter what a package states, the only thing that is made to be flushed down the toilet besides the waste is toilet paper.  Nothing else should be flushed into the system.

How about wording the sign like the bolded lines above?

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Re: Um... a polite bathroom sign? I need help.
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2012, 06:37:53 PM »
Does your boss want a sign forbidding the spitting of the tobacco, or forbidding the chewing of it in there in the first place? Around here, smoking in public buildings is absolutely forbidden and I would assume the use of other tobacco products is also.  If this is the case, or you just don't want him chewing it in there, you could write something like "Please do not smoke or use chewing tobacco in the restroom" and cite local laws if they happen to apply.

I wouldn't assume this, because the problem w/ smoking is second-hand smoke.

There isn't much of a second-hand risk with chewing tobacco.

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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2012, 07:06:41 PM »
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How about wording the sign like the bolded lines above?

The problem with that is that tobacco and spit would be considered, by many, as "waste" as well.


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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2012, 07:26:22 PM »
I was going to say that it should be obvious who's doing it, but maybe not. Do many of your clients walk around with a spit cup?

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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2012, 10:55:33 PM »
I think most of these suggestions are WAY too wordy - especially for men.

I'd be more direct.

"Stop Spitting!  Tobacco clogs the drain"

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Re: Um... a polite bathroom sign? I need help.
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2012, 12:24:20 AM »
"The plumber says that our pipes can't handle any tobacco!"
Let sleeping dragons be.......morning breath......need I say more?

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Re: Um... a polite bathroom sign? I need help.
« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2012, 01:52:02 AM »
I think most of these suggestions are WAY too wordy - especially for men.

I'd be more direct.

"Stop Spitting!  Tobacco clogs the drain"

That's, actually, not bad. Not because they're men, but because its short, direct and gets the point across.


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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2012, 02:24:12 PM »
I think most of these suggestions are WAY too wordy - especially for men.

I'd be more direct.

"Stop Spitting!  Tobacco clogs the drain"

I like this though I'd probably say, "Please stop spitting - tobacco clogs the drain!  Thank you"

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Re: Um... a polite bathroom sign? I need help.
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2012, 09:19:22 PM »
I like the idea of telling people *why*.

So, I'm going to suggest:

"Spitting tobacco, even juices, into the plumbing fixtures clogs the pipes. Current plumbing bills: $150 + $150. Please don't spit here."

Place it over the urinals AND over the sinks.

I rather like Toot's suggestion.  I don't think the culprit will understand fully unless he has all of the information.  People never think that you mean  - them.-

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Re: Um... a polite bathroom sign? I need help.
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2012, 03:10:34 AM »
I'm lousy at wording, but be concise and direct. Also, ask the men on staff for a top 3-5 possible culprits. They should be able to narrow the list a bit. Also, if there is a toilet with the urinals, put the sign there too.