Originally Posted by pebblegrain
bout to get scientihfikal on his ass
Okay, what do we know:
1. Someone (a male) is closing a bathroom stall door *from the outside* by wedging a paper towel between the latch and the door, multiple times per day.
2. The bathroom stall otherwise functions properly according to good Pat.
3. Stall is not out of TP
4. There is no message written on the paper towel.
5. Said someone continues to do this even though others disregard the paper towel and use the stall anyway. Said someone just re-wedges again next time he is in there.
What can we deduce?
1. Someone wants the stall door closed.
2. Although he wants it closed, he is not batshitcrazy enough to lock it for real from the inside and *crawl out underneath*
3. Reasoning for #2: someone either wants the stall readily accessible despite wedgepaper, or wants it inaccessible but is not bold enough to risk getting caught crawling.
4. Still, someone bears some risk - if anyone walked in while he was positioning his wedgepaper, he would get caught.
What do I want to know:
1. Is it the same stall every time?
2. If so, is there anything unusual about the stall? Is it the last one in a row? Is it the closest stall to a certain wall or a window?
3. How many stalls are there?
4. Are there other bathrooms in the building?
Temporary conclusion: Someone wants the stall door to remain in a closed position for as much of the day as possible, even though he knows it will occasionally still get used.
deduction: something about the stall door being open or used bothers him. I will guess that it is next to his office and the door creeks, or he is right below the toilet and can hear it flush, something like that.
Answers to your questions:
1. No, it is not the same door every time. It is most often the second from the entrance, however.
2. See #1. I cannot see why anybody would favor this particular stall. However, the stall to the right of it does not flush well.
3. There are four stalls
4. Yes, there are many bathrooms all over the building and at least one other on my floor.
I am thinking that maybe the person puts that in there and uses a stall closest to the entrance so nobody will use the stall next to him while he is doing his business? He assumes nobody will use the stall to the right because it is known to not flush well.
It is not a proximity issue with any offices. The bathrooms are way out of the way of any work areas.