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Do you read in the bathroom? And a related query.

I'm an old-fashioned guy: I read the NY Times, print edition. Except if I have to go at work, in which case I don't want to broadcast the fact that I'm having a bm by carrying reading matter. I go after coffee in the morning. And often a second time in the evening. And you?

by Just Curiousreply 4711/19/2012

I read the the New York Times, DataLounge, and other sites...on my phone. Same thing, really.

by Just Curiousreply 106/17/2012

Two revelations by OP; he poo's in public washrooms, and he poo's twice a day.

by Just Curiousreply 206/17/2012

OP is copying off my (oddly deleted) "Reading While Taking a Dump" thread.

by Just Curiousreply 306/17/2012

As a kid, I loved to read, but the toilet was the only place I could get away with it for any period of time. My parents would yell, "What the hell are you doing in there?" and I'd answer, honestly, reading.

That was long before I discovered what the hell my parents were thinking what I was doing in there.

by Just Curiousreply 406/17/2012

r2. I'm not a fattie -- and I hardly think of those statements as "revelations." They're pretty average, don't you think? They'd be right at home in the brilliant Underwhelm Me threads -- which, come to think of it, would be great bm reading.

r3 I know I'm copying. What happened your thread?

by Just Curiousreply 506/18/2012

I guess someone was offended by the reading-while-shitting talk, R5.

by Just Curiousreply 606/18/2012

I don't know what guys are such prisses about this. I'm curious too. I read catelogues -- clothing, food, whatever -- and, although I ordinarily shit at home, occasionally I use the john at work and other places. I don't see that as a moral transgression or some flagrant faux pas. I wonder if str8 men are so uncomfortable with casual conversations about this bodily function.

by Just Curiousreply 706/23/2012

If you poo at work - say ten minutes per dump @ five times a week @ 49 weeks - your shit will earn you 40 hours of money. That's like a week's vacation inside a tiled shit box!

by Just Curiousreply 806/23/2012

R8 if it is taking you 10 minutes you need more fiber.

by Just Curiousreply 906/24/2012

No, but I stack books stylishly next to the commode in my $1,500/mo. 4th floor "studio".

by Just Curiousreply 1006/25/2012

Two poops a day? How much do you eat?!?!

by Just Curiousreply 1106/25/2012

My bf and I both read NY Magazine. And, btw, I often go more than once a day. Nothing weird about it.

by Just Curiousreply 1207/06/2012

really, takes me like 2 minutes to poop and i'm an eldergay! once a day too!

by Just Curiousreply 1307/06/2012

i do texts, etc, on my phone. Very regular. One bm a day. NOT at work.

by Just Curiousreply 1407/15/2012

I have breakfast then coffee, thn poop before my morning shower. I don't read anything as it takes two minutes at most i do get up early so I can do all this at home and not at work.

by Just Curiousreply 1507/15/2012

What the hell is wrong with you, OP? Does asking such questions give you some thrill? Sad.

by Just Curiousreply 1607/15/2012


I have my Filipino houseboy Sammy read to me from Vanity Fair.

by Just Curiousreply 1707/15/2012

Poop threads are not allowed on DL. You will be banned from the site immediately. WEB MASTER!!!

by Just Curiousreply 1807/15/2012

If you tarry on the commode, you will develop hemorrhoids over time.

Word to the wise!

by Just Curiousreply 1907/15/2012

OP, I already created a similar thread to this a couple of months ago. We've all discussed it ad-nauseum before.

by Just Curiousreply 2007/15/2012

I have the Kindle app installed on my phone. So I'm currently reading Kevin Mitnick's "The Art of Intrusion" and Brian Christian's "Most Human Human"

So yes, I read wherever I damn well want to read, the bathroom, in bed. I love being able to hold a library of books in my hand. It's amazing.

by Just Curiousreply 2107/15/2012

Why don't you all just get this app?

by Just Curiousreply 2207/15/2012

I read on the Kindle app, too, and sometimes on my actual Kindle, if I'm home.

by Just Curiousreply 2307/15/2012

ad nauseam

by Just Curiousreply 2407/15/2012

I bring my mp3 player to listen to a book

by Just Curiousreply 2507/15/2012


by Just Curiousreply 2607/17/2012

Thank you, R24(R19). The misspelling AND the misplaced hyphen simply added stink to R20's wind.

by Just Curiousreply 2707/17/2012

i read various things on my ipad. don't know why some of the queens here are so touchy about this subject.

by Just Curiousreply 2808/10/2012

I'm not on the toilet long enough to warrant needing anything to read. If you really need to be on the toilet that long, I suggest reevaluating your diet.

by Just Curiousreply 2908/10/2012

Dwight Garner in the NY Times recommended a book as "good bathroom reading" the other day and proposed a National Book Award category for such books.

by Just Curiousreply 3010/27/2012

R4, I was in the same situation. My parents read in the bathroom, so it seemed natural. Outside the bathroom, if I read, my family would insist on better ways to spend my time.

In a family of four, though, with only one bathroom, my reading was problematic for the family. To make it worse, my family was assuming I was doing the same thing your family assumed about you.

Funny to see that we've reached the point where it's possible to surf the Internet while on the toilet. If that had been possible back in the day, I suppose my family's assumptions would have been accurate.

by Just Curiousreply 3110/27/2012

The New Yorker or Entertainment Weekly - depending on how intellectual I'm feeling at the moment.

by Just Curiousreply 3210/27/2012

I listen to a lot of audiobooks, so the terlit (as they say in The Outer Boroughs) is fine, too.

by Just Curiousreply 3310/27/2012

[quote]Do you read in the bathroom?

Jesus Christ, no. I do my business, wash my hands and get out.

by Just Curiousreply 3410/27/2012

I only do a #2 at home, never in a public restroom. that's just fucking nasty. As a kid I would read a magazine or something. These days, I'll put a towel down on the counter or window sill and put my laptop on it. I'll watch something or read online. Sometimes I'll read this site for laughs.

by Just Curiousreply 3510/27/2012

No, I'm in the bathroom for like 90 seconds.

by Just Curiousreply 3610/28/2012

Leonard Lopate or Brian Lehrer, in describing an upcoming segment on how we like others to perceive us used this example: "We read People in the bathroon and the NY Review of Books on the subway." So we can assume npr listeners are a reading-on-the-can clan.

by Just Curiousreply 3710/29/2012

I eat fiber, no time to read.

by Just Curiousreply 3810/29/2012

I have a coworker who takes her (work issued) iPad into the toilet for her daily 15-20 minute dump. I think that's fucking nasty.

by Just Curiousreply 3910/29/2012

I'm an npr listener,r37, but I don't read while I'm having a bm. However I have a radio in the bathroom and I listen to npr.

by Just Curiousreply 4011/19/2012

Even without a lot of fiber in my diet, I've always been a speedy pooper. No time to read in the bathroom. I've always thought that was the weirdest thing...

by Just Curiousreply 4111/19/2012

I wonder what Janet Jackson reads while she's taking a shit on the toilet?

by Just Curiousreply 4211/19/2012

I don't do much reading on the can. But I do like to go the Ken-Ken on the can. If it's an easy crossword day (i.e., Monday through Wednesday), no one else is home, and I'm not in a rush to get to work, I might do the small Ken-Ken, then the crossword, then the larger Ken-Ken... all on the can. My exciting life!

by Just Curiousreply 4311/19/2012

Oops! Do, not go.

by Just Curiousreply 4411/19/2012

Never understood this as sitting on the can is not my favorite activity. Do it quickly , clean up, wash hands, comb hair, done .

by Just Curiousreply 4511/19/2012

Read the Times on your iPhone in the loo, OP.


by Just Curiousreply 4611/19/2012

Sometimes I read in the bathtub.

by Just Curiousreply 4711/19/2012
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