A survey of 1,000 men revealed that they spend seven hours a year on average hiding in the bathroom. The main reasons are: For some quiet time, to get away from their partner nagging them, to get a break from their kids, to avoid their chores, and to use their phone.
The research also found one in 10 visits to the bathroom is interrupted 171 times on average a year. In the study, it was found that disturbances are most likely caused by the men’s partners, with interruptions from the kids not far behind.
A spokesperson for bathroom company Pebble Grey said:
“We all need a little bit of time to ourselves – to take stock or switch off completely. And the bathroom appears to be the go-to place for those moments – it’s very much a sanctuary, somewhere we can cut ourselves off from the outside world, albeit just temporarily. As the results suggest, peace and quiet are sacred and clearly, men take the opportunity to get this where they can – often in the bathroom.”
A little below 50 percent said that it was a struggle for them to get some time alone. A quarter of them then shared that their partner does not realize that they have a busy life.
Twenty-five percent of men even said that if they wouldn’t have the chance to hide in the bathroom, they “don’t know how they’d cope.”
And 23 percent describe their bathroom as their “safe place.”
One thousand women also took part in the survey, and more than one fifth described their bathroom as the place they go “to escape everyone and get some much-needed peace.”
The spokesperson added:
“Apparently some things aren’t sacred anymore – including being left alone to use the loo. So it’s no wonder so many households have introduced rules to prevent disturbances. Sadly though it seems few people adhere to this rule or respect the hallowed ground that is the bathroom.”
As it turns out, this hiding spot is not just beneficial for men, but for women as well.
Wanting a “me” time is not selfish at all, it just means that we needed a little break to recover.
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“Just in case no one ever told you (or you need a reminder): YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LEAVE.”
Most of us have dealt with uncomfortable situations on a regular basis. However, one woman wants you to know that you are allowed to leave at any time. It's a valuable lesson that she actually learned from her own mother.
Erynn Brook decided to share her story on Twitter. The young woman revealed that she had dealt with an uncomfortable situation when she was younger. Not surprisingly, her mother's insistence on making her comfortable has helped her throughout her life.
This young woman had an interesting lesson to share.
Author Presents Painful Analogy To Explain Women’s Rage Over Brett Kavanaugh
“Imagine all the older girls at school would make jokes about kicking you in the nuts.”
People still can't get over Judge Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed to the US Supreme Court. Interestingly, one author decided to present a painful analogy that would explain why women are opposed to Kavanaugh's new position. He made sure that the explanation would be understood by men from all walks of life.
A.R. Moxon is an author who wanted men to participate in an exercise of empathy. To do so, he used the act of being kicked in the nuts as a euphemism for women being assaulted. It's a painful analogy yet it may have sent his message across to thousands of men.
Moxon wanted men to understand women's rage in the most painful way possible.
Tourists Destroy Rare Pink Grass For Selfie
“No matter how pretty the pictures are, it will be embarrassing to post them now.”
It is evident that people enjoy taking selfies. Gone are the days when you need to wait for one week to see the results of your camera. Today, it only takes one tap, and you can share your amazing selfie to the world.
Selfies are more popular than ever, thanks to social media. Most of the time, selfies are harmless but there are instances when they can cause destruction. Just take these selfie-mad tourists in China, for example. They were so busy trying to take the best shot that they ended up destroying a field of rare pink grass.