It’s funny the things you find when you go to the toilet! It appears that some creative sorts have left their mark on these restroom walls and given people something to laugh at while doing their business.
On the surface, this just looks like a bit of random graffiti from someone who likes cats. However, those in the know will recognize this quote from long-running animation The Simpsons.
It was spoken by Ralph Wiggum – because who else? – at the end of the season six episode, Lisa’s Rival. The boy’s wisdom knows no bounds.
The hipster joke
The hipster culture seems to have simmered down a little recently, but a few years ago, it had infiltrated every coffee shop and new age store in existence. The prevalence of these people inspired a new wave of jokes, many of which poked fun at their tendency to like things that are ‘cool.’
That’s precisely what this one does, with the humor coming from the double meaning for that word. We wonder how many people lol’ed at this one when they went to use the restroom.
How low can you go?
We’re not sure how some public restrooms manage to pass inspections before they’re opened to the public. Who considers a gap this size to be acceptable for a toilet stall? We can’t think of anyone who would be okay doing their business when someone can easily poke their head (or phone!) under the door.
At least this bit of graffiti makes light of the situation by warning people of any nearby limbo dancers. We imagine there must be someone out there who’d try to limbo under this door.
For the love of Crocs
If there’s one craze we’ve never been able to understand, it’s Crocs. We’re not sure what it is about them, we just can’t get behind wearing those unique shoes. Obviously, we’re not the only ones, hence why so many people joke about them.
According to this person, no-one actually likes Crocs, although we know that’s not true. There are plenty of people out there who appreciate them for being comfortable and practical. Unfortunately, they’re probably in the minority, which is why comments like this get such a big reception.
Sunday dinner with your nan
Messages posted on public restroom walls have a habit of being sleazy, and they often start with the phrase “For a good time call…” Thankfully, this note is a bit more wholesome than most.
Rather than offering the number of some random person who might be willing to do questionable acts, the writer advises people to call their nan instead. They suggest you invite her over for Sunday dinner and spend some time together, assuming she’s still alive. Now that’s the kind of restroom message that we’re happy to obey.
It seems that whoever wrote the original message in this restroom was feeling a little philosophical. They decided to get deep and offered up the advice that people should “Question Everything.” They believed that you should never do anything in life without thinking about it first.
Of course, this person didn’t anticipate that someone would respond to their statement with “Why?” Well, they did state that people should question everything, and that’s exactly what this guy or girl did. We wonder if they ever got an answer.
When I’m alone
When you’re anonymous, it’s a lot easier to confess things that you might be embarrassed by. You don’t have to worry about people you know judging you, so there’s no fear of any repercussions about your admission.
Perhaps that’s why this person used the restroom wall to reveal what they like to do when they’re alone. Apparently, they enjoy filling their bathtub with tomato sauce and pretending to be a meatball. Well, to each their own. At least they’re not covering themselves in dirt and pretending to be a carrot.
Their own worst enemy
If we all loved everything, the world would probably be a boring place. It’s natural to hate things, just as this person demonstrated. However, judging by what they wrote on the restroom wall, it’s clear they’re their own worst enemy.
After all, number one is vandalism, followed lists at number two. By the time they put down irony, it was clear that they were trying to get people laughing. Well, there’s nothing wrong with getting a chuckle out of someone when they’re in the restroom.
Typos have a way of ruining a person’s message. This person was apparently attempting to hail a certain demon, but in getting one of the letters wrong, they ended up making a strong statement about a fabric.
Luckily, another restroom user was on hand to point out their mistake, stating that while satin is “a nice fabric,” they weren’t sure if it “rules.” What we’re curious to know is whether the typo was an accident, or if they did it intentionally to get a response out of someone.
Read it again
After looking this over a few times, we’ve finally worked out what this person was trying to say. We expect most people who encounter this restroom message probably have the same issue, eventually unraveling it when they interpret it in a different way.
Our minds are trained to read things from left to right, top to bottom, so this note looks like “You miss you 100% of don’t the shots take.” However, when you realize that it’s supposed to be read from one tile to another, it suddenly makes sense.
Who wants bacon?
We’re not sure how to feel about restroom bacon. Given that these places aren’t always the most sanitary, we don’t know if we’d feel comfortable eating cooked meats that came from there. However, when you see an offer for free bacon, it’s hard to turn it down.
That’s what this person was probably hoping for when they left their note. There’s no denying that those heat waves look like rashers of bacon, so we’re sure they must have fooled someone. Imagine the disappointment when no food popped out though.
A questionable opinion
One thing that always causes debates is sweeping statements about popular films. If you’re willing to claim that something was bad – or in this case “ok” – you have to be ready to back it up. Unfortunately, this writer didn’t give any insight into why they don’t think much of Toy Story 2.
All they did was slam a beloved film from people’s childhood and left everyone else to pick up the pieces. We wonder if they think the other movies are “ok” too, or if they just hate the whole series.
Left and right
This piece of graffiti is a bit like one of those catch 22 situations. The note tells you to look left, but doing so achieves nothing. However, doing the opposite results in a failure, leaving you confused about what to do.
There is no right answer here, mainly because it’s just a random piece of text on a restroom wall. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not frustrating when you encounter this and don’t know what to do. You tell yourself it’s meaningless, yet you still turn your head.
The secret entrance
Whoever wrote this bit of graffiti is obviously familiar with the Harry Potter series. Viewers of the seventh film will remember that the protagonists gained access to the Ministry of Magic by stepping into a public toilet and flushing themselves down it.
Apparently, they’d never heard of using the front door! We expect there were plenty of people who got intrigued by this and wondered if it could actually happen in real life. Those gullible enough to believe it would probably leave this restroom with wet feet feeling very embarrassed.
Haikus are easy
In case you hadn’t worked it out, this restroom message talking about haikus is actually a haiku itself. Formed of three lines split following a five-seven-five syllable structure, the note does a great job of emphasizing how they work.
They also show that haikus don’t always make sense, especially when you’re restricted on what you can say. While the poets who write haikus probably wouldn’t throw in random words like “refrigerator,” we imagine they understand the difficulty this person faced. What would you put in its place?
The praise she deserves
It’s always good to pay a compliment to the people you love. That’s apparently what this person was looking for when they wrote a note on the inside of a portapotty. The innocent comment that “Your mom is a nice lady” makes for a pleasant change from the typical ‘Your mom’ jokes that people usually throw out.
Normally, the phrase is followed by rude or cruel remarks about someone’s mother, but not this time. Instead, they’ve turned it on its head and actually made it into a sweet compliment.
Not worth the effort
Looking at this note, it’s clear what the writer thinks about people who get arts degrees. It’s not uncommon for arts students to be looked down on by those who study in industries like business or education.
The idea here is that an arts degree isn’t that hard to get, and they mean very little in the real world. While that might be the case, we’re sure all those academic types would struggle if they had to get a passing grade as a writer, photographer, or dancer.
The restroom is hardly the place you go to for an intellectual debate. However, this person thought that a toilet stall was the ideal canvas for posing a discussion about “the purest form of art.” We certainly understand where they’re coming from, as this graffiti obviously wasn’t done for wealth or critical acclaim.
However, we’re not sure we want to ponder such a profound question when we go to the toilet. Moreover, is there even a marker pen in the stall for people to continue this deep discussion?
The grammar police
You have to be very careful when you make a sweeping statement about someone. It’s bound to offend them, and there’s a chance they’ll decide to fight fire with fire. That’s what this person did after being called ugly by the restroom wall.
Not only were they upset by the rude comment, but they also couldn’t stand the poor grammar skills on display. Mistaking “your” for “you’re” is a basic error, and one people should know not to make. Also, does anyone else think that “G” looks like an “e?”
Hypocrite at work
As funny as these restroom wall messages are, it seems that not everyone appreciates them. In this person’s eyes, only truck drivers and children write on the walls. Everyone else should apparently know better than to stoop to that level, which is why they asked for people to “please stop.”
However, there’s one issue with their message – they wrote it on the wall! So, either this person is a child, a truck driver, or a massive hypocrite. We’ll leave it up to you to decide which they are.
No, this is Patrick
We don’t expect that Nickelodeon realized they had such a meme-worthy show on their hands when they greenlit Spongebob Squarepants. The animation, which has been on television since the late ‘90s, has had a resurgence in popularity recently thanks to all the memes it keeps producing.
One of the earliest and most popular of these is the “No, this is Patrick” meme which this person reproduced marvelously on a restroom wall. We appreciate that it’s been used in response to the beginning of Queen’s epic Bohemian Rhapsody too.
Lost for words
Imagine seeing all these restroom messages and being inspired to add your own to the mix. You keep forgetting to take your sharpie with you when you go to the toilet, but then one day you finally remember.
However, once you uncap it and put the pen to the wall, you realize you have nothing to say. At that moment, you have a choice. You can either walk away defeated or add to the graffiti with an admission of your failure. It seems that this person opted for the latter.
In case of emergency
Physics is hard. Like, really hard. All those numbers and symbols can sometimes be impossible to get your head around, especially if you’re not a very academic person. Fortunately, you no longer need to worry about failing any tests, not when the restroom stalls have all the answers you could need.
It might still not make any sense to you, but at least these notes are there to help. Just excuse yourself during the test and will be fine. Well, unless you get caught by the teacher, of course.
Kindness costs nothing
Sometimes, all you need to perk you up is an inspirational message from someone you’ve never met before. That’s basically what this restroom is offering thanks to a stranger’s piece of graffiti. It reads a bit like a fortune cookie, but it’s sure to offer peace of mind to anyone who needs it.
“May your life be like a roll of toilet paper, long and useful.” We’ve no idea who wrote this or why they put it on the restroom wall, but we appreciate the effort they went to.
No chance in history
Restrooms are the place where a lot of people hope they’ll get lucky. They’re hardly the nicest spot to hook up, but they’re apparently a great place to put your number out there and attract some interest.
This person obviously thought they had a chance with a girl, but they ended up striking out pretty badly. They asked how free someone was “on a scale of 1 to America,” not expecting to get the response “Germany, 1942.” Anyone familiar with their history will know what this person was getting at.
The future is feline
At a glance, this message seems like a positive one. After all, it starts off by saying that the reader “will live an amazing life.” What’s not to love about that? However, things then take a turn after they add cats into the equation.
Suddenly, you go from being on top of the world to someone who’s destined to live alone with a dozen furry felines. While we certainly don’t have anything against cats, we don’t want them to be our only companions in the future.
Consumed by fear
There’s so much going on here that we’re not quite sure to make of it all. It seems that several different people have contributed to the wall of graffiti, with a couple of them talking about their greatest fear.
The third statement about being afraid “that we are powerful beyond measure” is enough to send a shiver down your spine. However, the terror quickly subsides when you read the follow-up of “I can count to potato.” Well, at least they seem proud of their achievement, so good on them!