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September 27, 2012 4:08 PM Subscribe
Help me write a funny, effective, non-shaming sign asking people to please not talk on their cellphones in the office restroom.
posted by elizeh to human relations (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I hate it when people talk on the phone in the bathroom stall. I feel like it's a total invasion of privacy. I realize that the bathroom may be the only private place to take a personal call in cubicle-land, but man, it feels like the equivalent of having a live mike hidden next to the stall.
Is there a reasonable way to address this? I know I'm not the only person who feels this way in my office--not by a long shot.
I kind of feel that a face-to-face confrontation on the spot would not be productive--I would be nervous, the offender would feel defensive. Not exactly conducive to a harmonious work environment.
Alas, several offices share our floor's bathroom, so this isn't something that could go out around in an office email blast or something. And our building manager doesn't get involved in stuff like this.
So, is it possible to effect change with a funny, kind sign in the bathroom? If so, what should I say?