If someone walks in on me using a single user bathroom, is it their fault for invading and not knocking or my fault for not locking the door?
The other day I was using a single toilet bathroom and forgot to lock the door which I didn't realize until later when this other random person walked in while I was in there. Anyway as soon as the door opened I shouted "woah, occupied" while pushing the door back closed and he literally wasn't at all apologetic and said "lock the freaking door!" i feel like it wouldn't have costed him a thing to say sorry for intruding on me occupying that bathroom even if it was a mistake on his part!
In a scenario like this... is it his fault for not knocking on the door first causing him to intrude on my privacy OR is it my fault for not locking the door?
- HMFanLv 74 weeks ago
How is the person on the outside supposed to know if the facility is occupied or not UNLESS the door is locked? He probably should have said “Sorry!” but I think the fault lies with you.
- John PLv 71 month ago
Your fault for not locking the door. Nobody really thinks about it when they enter a toilet cubicle, they just go in if the door yields to their touch. On some cubicle doors the indicator 'Vacant/Engaged' does not fall readily under the eye.
Yes, it would have been polite of him to have apologised, but that is a different matter. Lack of apology does not shift the fault.
- EastLv 41 month ago
His fault. It's a good idea to knock before opening any door, particularly a bathroom.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
Yes, he could have been politer about it, but the initial, basic fault was YOURS.
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- PearlLv 71 month ago
he mightve thought noone was in there cause it was unlocked
- guitarrman45Lv 71 month ago
Your fault for not locking the door.
- AnonymousLv 41 month ago
Yours - you'll remember to lock the door next time won't you?
- 1 month ago
If you locked it and he somehow manually unlocked it from the outside, then he'd be to blame. Although you clearly failed to lock the door on your way in so it's 100% your fault.
- Anonymous1 month ago
If you forgot to use the lock then it's your fault.
- MarkLv 71 month ago
If you "forget to lock the door", it's YOUR fault. (That's sort of like saying "I forgot to have children" or "I forgot to eat".)