A brief rant – out of character, I think/hope….
And first, a preamble: I close the toilet seat in my house after each use. The toilets in my house uniformly are closed – seat and cover down – when not in use. I was raised to close the toilet cover after each use, and that’s just how it is chez moi. Not because I ever insisted on it – it’s just how it is.
But I confess, I’ve never understood those women who speak authoritatively about the “correct-ness” of men’s putting the toilet seat down after each use. The argument they offer – “It’s just so awful to sit on the rim in the middle of the night and feel the chill porcelain as an unwelcome surprise” – has just always struck me as remarkably lazy. Whence the right to sit without checking? No man would ever do that or, if he did, wouldn’t think to blame anyone other than himself. Given that approximately 50% of the population pees standing up, with the seat up, it seems only reasonable that everyone ought to have the instinct to check to see if the toilet is configured as you’d like it to be prior to using it. Just sayin’.