Really, Take a Seat - Try Personal Toilet Seat Covers
For many, the white toilet bowl of an office or public restroom can look more like the Ring of Fire - a hotzone of unpleasant stains and odors, nasty temperatures and textures, and lingering germs and disease. In reality, it's not as bad as all this, but the perception is there. Over the years, a number of clumsy solutions have come about in the effort to separate upper legs and toilet seats. They don't really work.
The Toilet Paper Halo
In this maneuver, users tear off 3 or 4 lengths of toilet paper close to the dimensions of the seat. Then, they carefully place them one-by-one along the rim of the offending bowl. Inevitably, at least one wall of this flimsy fortress falls into the water before setup is complete. Once the scene is finally set, the user then tries to sit gently upon their papery pew. The wind created by the downward motion will move at least one of the sheets, either casting into the water or moving it enough that leg-seat contact is made anyway. Once seated, the sliding begins. A lot of toilet paper is wasted, and the toilet paper halo fails once again.
Others are convinced that the best way to deal with a toilet seat is to refuse to deal with it altogether. In an attempt to hover over the seat, users put a huge strain on their leg muscles, demonstrate new levels of physical awkwardness, and actually end up moving more germs than they would have anyway. As athletically difficult and mentally stressful as it is inefficient, the hover always results in a lot of resentment in most users.
The Water Closet Walk Away
In this worst-case scenario, a person in need of the facilities simply walks away. Unhappy and uncomfortable, their needs have gone unmet and their morning or afternoon will likely suffer. The water closet walk away will not leave a good impression on anyone.
But there's hope! SCOTT® Personal Seats and other similar products are changing the way we sit. Disposable, lightweight, and sanitary, these sheets let both users and building managers sit back and relax. Visitors to the facilities get a quick, hassle-free solution that separates them from toilet contact, and bathroom maintenance gets less wasted paper, less mess all over, and much (much!) happier users. If someone tells you there's no quick way to improve a public restroom, tell them to sit on it.