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Old 05-17-2003, 10:22 PM   #1
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When using campground bath houses do you leave it neat and nice for the next person or do you say to yourself - "I don't have to pick up after myself because the cleaning lady will do it"?
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Old 05-17-2003, 10:22 PM   #2
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When using campground bath houses do you leave it neat and nice for the next person or do you say to yourself - "I don't have to pick up after myself because the cleaning lady will do it"?
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Old 05-18-2003, 03:26 AM   #3
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Hmmmm...

I'm wondering why this question is only for 'the ladies.' Shouldn't everyone leave the bathrooms suitable for the next person's use?

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Old 05-18-2003, 04:08 AM   #4
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I posted this under "Could it have been better"/ "The solution to Slobs" thread. It is everybody's (men/women/kids) responsiblility to leave a clean site for the next camper. Who wants to pull in to a dirty/messy site after traveling all day. Same goes for the bathhouse. It is an extension of the site.

What we do...
Campsite: leave it cleaner than we found it (especially Gov-run areas).

Bathhouses: Carry an extra "rag" towel with you. I use to Wipe down changing area seats, around sinks (why does it always seem to look like a lake), and/or put down on the changing area floor to stand on when I get out of the shower.

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I have purchased the disposable cleaning towelettes. I use them before using the sinks, counters etc. and again afterwards. I have problems with others filth they leave behind. It takes only a second to clean up after yourself. Sometimes you have to wonder what their homes look like!

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I can't say I clean the showerstall, but I don't trash it either. It's probably wet after taking a shower, but I make sure I pick up everything I brought in.

As far as leaving it for the cleaning crew, well, yes in a way I do since they have gloves and professional cleaning equipment. These days, I'd rather not touch someone else's leavings. But, if it's a muddy cg and I track mud into the shower, then I will rinse it down.

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Old 05-18-2003, 07:46 AM   #7
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I have to agree with 3-2-Go, if it wasn't nice & clean when I went in there, it's not going to be nice & clean when I leave either. I'll clean up after myself, but not touching another persons crud. They have hired help (the ones with the rubber gloves) that are paid to do that, paid with the money you and I supply the campground with as paying customers...


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I don't CLEAN the bath areas. But I do wipe down to prevent toothpaste & dirt from getting all over me. This is part of the reason I have a rag towel. I have had to use it to stand on (muddy floor) in changing section of shower (we stayed in a campground that had wild cave trips and folks really made a mess). Why do some parents think it's okay to leave the faucets running and spread water all over (for both them & their kids)? Walking out of a shower is the time for me to go running (streaking) up to the office! After I get dressed I do go complain.

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Old 05-18-2003, 02:44 PM   #9
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I will leave it as clean or cleaner to a point.

If the bathouse looks like a s---t house to begin with, I'll go in do my "business" and get out. I won't even shower in it. I'll either take a face towel and wash myself off at our site or skip it, heck I never smell.

Last weekend at one of our county parks, the Bath house looked nice and clean, looked in the showers while in there and they were nice also.

The next morning I go to take shower and in the stall was, 2 burned cig butts, an empty shampoo bottle, a used razor and some wet TP all over the stall.

Of course I do not see all this until after I disrobe. So I get out of the stall in "all my glory" and go to the next one. It was OK except for all the burn holes from cigs laying on the bench.

Now, I smoke... but in the shower???

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I know the work kampers aren't making the big bucks and I really do NOT envy your job. But you do have the equipment.

Lorna, IMO, you are very brave for cleaning up your area. If I encounter a lake that was a sink, I go to a different sink or I go back to the campsite.

Actually, I very rarely use the sinks in the washhouse, we keep wipes at the site along with soap and water for cleaning up since the sinks usually are pretty nasty and almost never have soap anyway. I do use the shower and I have shower shoes. I generally try to choose a clean showerstall and pass on those that are nasty.

I don't know why people trash things. I don't understand it. But, I just move on to the next, or skip it altogether.

Hopefully I'm not all bad -- I have flushed toilets and turned off water before using the facilities.

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Old 05-19-2003, 05:36 AM   #11
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Its just a common courtesy to leave the bathouse the way you found it. I work at a very nice campground and the bath house looks brand new even though its not. One day I check it around 10:30 am and it was very clean looking. On my way over at 12:00 pm, I saw a woman go in. When she left there was 4 pieces of toilet tissue on the floor and a crumpled paper towel on the sink. I can't say she did this,... but if everyone left it neat and tidy...

And no where have I said anything about cleaning...that is my job, but I just want the campers to have a nice, neat, and tidy bath house.

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Old 05-19-2003, 08:57 PM   #12
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This would be the reason I take my bathroom with me...

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Old 05-20-2003, 06:10 AM   #13
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One thing I have noticed in the Women's area is that if there are a lot of teenaged girls around they tend to use the area more making themselves beautiful for their male counterparts. And if you have had teenagers sometimes it's really difficult to try to get them to focus on the picking up/cleaning rather than the male counterparts. This is not an excuse just an explanation. Kids just don't think about that stuff no matter how much you try to train them. It's also a personality thing, some are born with a cleanliness gene, others are not. I prefer my own bathroom.

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Lynnvt,
I'm glad you said "that's not an excuse" because it certainly is not!

In general, you show me a teenager who is THAT disrespectful, and I will bet that they were never properly and lovingly disciplined as a child.

My girls are still pre-schoolers, but we camp with several families from church with both early- and late-teens. Most of them are very helpful around the sites, and respectful of others. The ones that aren't...well, it's no surprise based on how their parents treat them.

Don't blame this type of rude behavior on a lack of some gene. I wasn't born with the "obey the speed limit" gene either, but I'm still expected to obey the law. Parents should insist no less of common courtesy from their kids.

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