Too many dudes are ignoring proper men’s room protocol these days. Especially in public places like restaurants, businesses, theaters, churches, airports, etc. I don’t know if it’s because they grew up without dad’s, brothers, or what? But something’s gotta change.

To help, here are some guidelines for proper etiquette in the restroom.  I’m not a big “rules” guy, but in this case, it seems necessary.


  • Never saddle up next to another dude unless absolutely necessary
  • Always take the urinal farthest away from another guy.
  • If the option is to stand between two guys or take an empty stall. Take the stall.
  • Don’t talk.
  • Always look straight ahead.
  • Avoid eye contact.
  • If there’s a line, don’t stand behind someone using the urinal. Give them lots of space.
  • Aim (You’d be surprised. Well…maybe not).


  • If it’s locked, don’t knock.
  • Don’t talk.
  • Don’t tap your foot in view of others.
  • Don’t reach into another stall.
  • Don’t whistle.
  • Don’t externalize a sigh of relief.  Keep it inside like all good men.
  • DO courtesy flush.
  • Don’t call someone while doing your business.

And for the good of all mankind, wash your hands with soap. Especially in a public restroom.

To make this world a better place we need to make the men’s room a better place.

Aim Straight. Respect Others. Stay Clean.

Thank you for your cooperation.