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Sticky Toilet Seat Cover

Not as disgusting as it sounds
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At my current place of employment, the bathrooms are provided with paper toilet seat covers. Unfortunately, the design of the toilet seats is such that when the covers are placed on the toilet seat, they immediately slip off and into the toilet bowl. Even on seats which do not have this design flaw, the covers can still accidentally slip in if not positioned carefully. This is obviously counterproductive and wasteful, and can currently only be solved by either awkwardly holding the cover in place by hand until seated, or else going without entirely, which defeats the purpose of providing such covers.

I propose making toilet seat covers with a small amount of mild adhesive strategically placed in a few locations around their perimeter--something like a sticky note. This adhesive would easily secure the cover to the seat until the user is seated, and could be then be peeled off in order to flush the cover as usual.

5th Earth, Sep 12 2010

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Go for it ... [8th of 7, Sep 12 2010]

circling the seat... http://1.bp.blogspo...Grand+Hyatt+013.jpg
[xandram, Sep 13 2010]


       Germicidal wipes ?
8th of 7, Sep 12 2010

       Hire better cleaners? and less disease-ridden co-workers?
pocmloc, Sep 12 2010

       //Hire better cleaners? and less disease-ridden co-workers?//   

       [poc] before making such lighthearted comments, may I ask, are you aware of the number of people who contract infections from loo seats every year in the United States?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 12 2010

       @MaxwellBuchanan: Actually, the health risks are probably overrated. It's not like the bathrooms are disgustingly dirty or anything, if I'm honest with myself. It's just a psychological thing. I know it's wasteful and probably unnecessary, but I still use them. I just don't want to compound the waste by having them fall into the toilet half the time.
5th Earth, Sep 12 2010

       I think it's a good idea.... many unwanted pregnancies are also caused by toilet seats.
xenzag, Sep 12 2010

       Okay, I'm posting a warning for everyone:   

       I've found a troll. I have deleted all involved annotations. Please don't feed it.
5th Earth, Sep 12 2010

       Does it stick to the seat or to the sitter's upper thighs?
swimswim, Sep 12 2010

       The seat. Point clarified.
5th Earth, Sep 12 2010

       not bad, but better to stickify the covers rather than the seat.   

       what troll ? 8th ? he always looks like that
FlyingToaster, Sep 12 2010

       I swear I once saw someone come out of a stall with one of those paper rings around his neck. I didn't ask...
Boomershine, Sep 13 2010

       why not make the paper barriers slightly sticky -- and stick them to the user?   

       If the seat is sticky, it will attract grime and/or get washed off and need to be reapplied.
ericscottf, Sep 13 2010

       At airports and casinos I have seen the toilet seats which have a type of celophane-paper that encircles the seat and then one presses a button and it circles around to a clean section of new paper. It seems to work well, unless someone doesn't refill the dispenser and that paper stops circulating...[see link]
xandram, Sep 13 2010

       This sticky sheet will undoubtedly be left stuck on the toilet seat by people who are squeamish about *their own* germs. (Yes, amazingly, people seem to be more repulsed by their own germs than other peoples', and are willing to flush or wipe off other people's toilet seats before using, but not their own when they are done).   

       So the toilet flushing mechanism will have to be upgraded too, to pluck the sheet off the sheet and down the drain, automatically.   

       I suggest a slimy swamp hand that reaches up from the murks of the toilet water to grab the sheet, and then reverts back down.
phundug, Sep 13 2010

       Wiping the seat with toilet paper also assures you that there is, indeed, toilet paper.
baconbrain, Sep 13 2010

       Aw, I wanted to see the troll.
rcarty, Sep 14 2010

       So did I. Bring on the troll anno's! I rather suspect that trolls have very specific bodily needs as regards toilet seat covers...
Grogster, Sep 14 2010

       I like the notion of partially stickificating the paper covers. Perhaps they should be distributed like post-it notes.
fridge duck, Sep 15 2010

       I hate current toilet seat covers! Some of the most hastily designed products freaking ever!! +++++++++++++++++++
daseva, Sep 15 2010

       I hate current toilet seat covers! Some of the most hastily designed products freaking ever!! +++++++++++++++++++   

       But the sticky part will impart sticky seats... but, who cares if everyone's using them?
daseva, Sep 15 2010

       [swimswim]//Does it stick to the seat or to the sitter's upper thighs?//
[5th_Earth]//The seat.//
mouseposture, Sep 16 2010

daseva, Sep 16 2010

       Comedy gold if you accidently use them upside down.
doctorremulac3, Sep 17 2010


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