A female co-worker has explained to me that there is a spray can in the women’s restroom which has a notice on it that it should not be used due to allergies. This is very much how my company works. The people here like to put notes on things.
When I first started the two stalls in the upstairs men’s bathroom had a note above them explaining in a whiney fashion how to properly use the toilet from the standing position. Apparently someone years ago got some pee on the toilet seat and this now deserved a notice.
Back to the women’s bathroom. The note also explains that the use of a spray will be available again as soon as a suitable non-scented alternative can be found. In the meantime everyone smells what goes on in that room.
I have allergies and I can sympathize with people who are impacted by scent. I wonder how many people have an averse reaction of smelling everyone else’s bowel movements? Does this even make sense? Everyone has to smell each other’s fecal matter because someone may get a temporary headache or a runny nose from potpourri?
What reasonable arrangements can be made in this case. One thing is for sure: Everyone is smelling something they don’t want. Whatever the solution is, I know that in this place it will be handled by a small sign. Idiots.