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Does anybody know why…?

bathroom_door2.jpgWhen I was a kid I remember a television commercial for a magazine (I think it was Psychology Today or something like that) that posed a number of questions to try and get you to subscribe to their magazine.   The idea was that if you wanted answers to those types of questions then this was the publication to read.

So, there was this one question that I remember from the commercial that, since we never subscribed, I’ve always wondered about.  They showed a person entering a bathroom and closing the door and then asked, “Why do we close the bathroom door when we are home alone?”
Put an end to my years of wondering…Does anybody know why?
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Karen Redington Fernandes

posted July 6, 2010 at 12:24 am

Loved the magazine. Didn’t see the commercials. Have to say the question is presumptive. I don’t know why people “do” as I “don’t” but I assume habit, or fear of someone coming home unexpectedly, or to keep the pets out, or to prevent odors from spreading. That’s all I got! Looking forward to reading responses from those who “do”.
Seems that your mind is enjoying a leisurely stroll during this well deserved break. Enjoy!

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Lynda Woodward

posted July 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I don’t either. Maybe some close the door because of habit.

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posted July 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I agree with Lynda, force of habit for one and perhaps a degree of comfort? We might feel a bit “safer” in a rather private time.

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Hugo De La Rosa

posted July 29, 2010 at 10:38 am

I never shut the bathroom door @ home unless we have company over -neither does my wife, and our son has that habit as well. :)

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Dale Wetmore

posted January 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I got a chuckle out of this … I was hoping for a deep question!

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