The lid of the toilet

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  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I was sitting on the lid of the toilet cutting toenails, and my friend walks in saying you are not supposed to sit on the lid of the toilet, only the seat. He claims that the lid is not designed to hold your weight and it would break.

    Is he right? I have been cutting my toenails on the toilet lid for years. It does feel a bit flimsy, but so does the seat (its plastic)
     
  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I do the same thing.

    We can be rebels together :cool:
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I really don't see the problem with doing so myself. However, you might want to fit a lock to that door.
     
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    I will admit to sitting on the lid sometimes. I use it to rest my hair dryer and straightening iron on while I'm using them also, in my current apartment, simply because the bathroom is so small and there's no counter space (only a pedestal sink).
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    i suppose it might depend on what you're wearing at the time......if you were sitting on the lid with an unclothed butt, well, I can see how some might find that undesirable....on the other hand, if you were fully dressed, then it seems ok to sit directly on the lid....unless others in your household sit on it when they aren't wearing any clothes
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

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    There are times when sitting on the lid is less practical than sitting on the seat, but cutting your toenails is not one of them...
     
  8. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    he probably said that because some lids are thin, which would create wearing not only on the lid, but the seat (friction because the lid is moving on the seat's concave) IMO sitting on it a lot - could cause a crack rather easily..


    if your seat isn't "bendy" - then aslong as you remember to lift the lid when you're takin a poop then i think it's ok aha
     
  9. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    You can get a new toilet seat for less that $20. Who cares if you sit on it or not?
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, I rarely take off my pants and sit on the seat to cut my nails. I guess it would be pretty handy though. Just dump the nails in between your legs and into the toilet water, and flush....
     
  11. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thats why you sit on the lid, and not the seat when cutting toenails. I usually sit on the lid with a garbage can in front of me, or cut it straight into the bath tub and wash it down the drain.
     
  12. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    This has to be the weirdest discussion I have ever seen on MR...
     
  13. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Yeah but you've only been here a little while. Stick around...
     
  14. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    rather sit on the seat then fall in. ever fall in before, you go to sit down and the seat is up. so you go falling into the toilet like its 100 miles deep but its only lke 5 inches.
     
  15. JNB macrumors 604

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    The rules are:

    • Sitting and clipping toenails only - lid down.
    • Sitting and clipping toenails whilst pooping - lid up.
    • Standing and clipping toenails whilst peeing - pics or it didn't happen.
     
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    He speaks a lot of sense.
     
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    Better. Stronger. More sophisticated!

    [​IMG]

    Matching ottoman sold seperately.
     
  20. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

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    I said the lid though, not the seat. To clarify, the part without the hole, the LID.
     
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    That's awesome!
    Space for the place!
     
  22. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't sit on my toilet's lid since it seems pretty weak. I once lived in a place that had wooden lids on all the seats. I didn't mind sitting on those to do things like cutting nails
     
  23. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You didn't get splinters?
     
  24. Melrose Suspended

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    I sit on the seat, not to clip my nails, but once in a blue moon.

    Generally, toilets are small enough that even if the seat broke only the usual amount of your butt would fall through anyway, ya know?

    I lost my virginity on a toilet seat. Oh, wait, wrong thread..
     
  25. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I've heard of guys preferring porcelain looking skin, but this is ridiculous

    :p
     

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