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The office bathroom

The office bathroom is like any complex ecosystem: populated by wild beasts you must detect and avoid, with names like the Mole, the Narcissist, the Mad Pinger, and the Howard Hughes. This is your guide to surviving the scariest place you go one to three times a day

The only place more tribal, more dangerous, more fraught—and yes, more sociologically revealing—than the white-collar office is the white-collar-office bathroom. You could even argue that it is the one place where grown men reveal their truest selves. Don’t buy that? Just think for a second about the director of sales who quotes Vince Lombardi in meetings and bats cleanup on the company softball team yet refuses to touch the doorknob unless he’s got a baby wipe. Think about the dude who brags about having spent not a minute preparing for the marketing meeting as Read more »