Taking some "me time" on the toilet should be a peaceful experience, and usually, it is, in the comfort of your own home, but what happens when you have to use a public restroom? Even the most bathroom shy of people has been caught in that terrifying moment of panic where you have to frantically search for a restroom and pray that you don't find anything too horrific inside.

The following is a list compiled by Bored Panda of the most extreme bathroom design fails that made at least one person if not everyone's' bathroom experience odd, uncomfortable, terrifying and possibly hilarious. From toilettes with no stall to inconveniently placed soap dispensers you won't believe these crappy designs. And remember don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

Our Airbnb Had A Translucent Bathroom Door. I’m Used To My Impatient Toddler Stalking Me Through The Bathroom Door, But This Took It To A Much Creepier Level

Our Airbnb Had A Translucent Bathroom Door. I’m Used To My Impatient Toddler Stalking Me Through The Bathroom Door, But This Took It To A Much Creepier Level

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Iván Galarraga
Community Member
1 year ago

Need to pooooooooop....

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If you have ever been to a public restroom you will notice that the line for the women's bathroom tends to be longer than the men's. Well researchers have found that men actually spend more time on the toilet than women do - seven hours a year in fact. According to the poll men reported they used their bathroom time to hide from a nagging partner, avoid kids, spend time on their phone or just for some 'me time.'

#2

My Friend Sent Me This Picture. He Called It The Most Judgmental Bathroom

My Friend Sent Me This Picture. He Called It The Most Judgmental Bathroom

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The most difficult episode of The Apprentice...

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#3

As If Public Toilets Didn’t Give Me Enough Anxiety

As If Public Toilets Didn’t Give Me Enough Anxiety

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

eeww

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Factoring both men and women, the average person spends at least 92 days in the toilet over the course of their lifetime. We use the toilet around 5 to 7 times a day which adds up to 2500 times a year. If you factor in the minutes spent each time, it could be possible you are spending more than three months or three years of your life in the bathroom!

#4

Taking "Porcelain Throne" To The Extreme

Taking "Porcelain Throne" To The Extreme

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Cordelia
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Lavish but where's the tissue??

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#5

"We Need To Decorate The Toilet For The Disabled." "Say No More"

"We Need To Decorate The Toilet For The Disabled." "Say No More"

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The Dutches
Community Member
1 year ago

Look what you can't do.

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There is nothing particularly entertaining about going to the bathroom, but that didn't stop South Korea from opening the first (and only) 'Restroom Cultural Park.' This odd toilet themed park opened in 2012 and includes a toiled shaped museum, toilet sculptures and toilet-related artwork.

#6

Toilet In The Meeting Room

Toilet In The Meeting Room

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Ceamm
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this one takes the title of the most judgmental bathroom

ex-jedi
Community Member
1 year ago

Or most supportive?

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John Sutton
Community Member
1 year ago

"You're probably all wondering why I called you here..."

tarebear
Community Member
1 year ago

This had me laughing uncontrollably...thank you kind internet person...

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Marti
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I want to hear the story behind this - is it a funeral parlour, is it a movie theatre, is it an elderly home? Who took the photo? Why, I mean, why would someone put the toilet in such a big room in the first place?

Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, in France, under Louis XIV (The Sun King), it was considered a privilege to be allowed to sit in during the King's "session"...It seems that some people love to have an audience during this kind of occupations ;p

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

This is why you don't applaud your baby for using the potty.

Step Twirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Brilliant!

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

When you need to hold a press conference and take a poo at the same time. It all about multitasking

Stevie B
Community Member
1 year ago

"I have the stomach flu" is no longer a reason to miss the meeting

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

One of my worst nightmares- can't find a private toilet. For real, I have dreams like that. What does that say about me?

Del
Community Member
1 year ago

Same. Not being in a private toilet - recurring bad dream.

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Hobbit Girly
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm just laughing at the thought of someone actually using this...like your boss is going over pay cuts, and then there's Jimmy taking a shit right behind him.

Pinky Pop
Community Member
1 year ago

SO someone can TALK SHIT and have one at the same time......

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty much. LOL

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Patrick McKemie
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I'd like to thank you all for inviting me to speak here today but before I began, does anyone have any air freshener?

ForkNBeans
Community Member
1 year ago

or PooPourri?

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Molly Block
Community Member
1 year ago

Some kind of bathroom play kink going on here, complete with theater for the perverts. Tissues supplied with ticket purchase.

Barry Allen The Flash
Community Member
1 year ago

I think I'll hold it.

Gregg V
Community Member
1 year ago

OH CRAP! I hate public speaking and pooing in public. I rather take a @#$. ;-)

Gemma Lees
Community Member
1 year ago

"We need to discuss your performance".

Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹

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Hafida
Community Member
1 year ago

Just in case you really need to and don't want to miss anything of the meeting

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

“Before we get the PowerPoint started, I gotta hit the head! BRB!” 🤦🏻‍♀️

mike weston
Community Member
1 year ago

Apart from the 'plopping ' noise it would be ok if you were the invisible man

Matt York
Community Member
1 year ago

HI WELCOME TO MY TED TALK, today i will be teaching you how to make the last slice last. and have fun wile doing it

LazyPanda
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I can't take a poop without people looking at me everytime the bobo hits the water and goes "doink"very loudly

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Thanks, I had a good laugh !!!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

No f’ing way!

Gemma Lees
Community Member
1 year ago

Haven't you ever heard someone say they're crapping themselves over a business meeting?

Kerolos Saleib
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a focus group... Or a bunch of psychotherapists about to analyze a constipated human due to anxiety.

Snowy Tundra
Community Member
1 year ago

They're also going to analyze how much straining it takes to trigger an aneurysm. For three days before the test, the subject will be given only bread and water. The subject will be given Imodium. It's the opposite treatment from the preparation required for a colonoscopy.

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Anne Meczywor
Community Member
1 year ago

This is the stuff of which nightmares are made

Michelle Line
Community Member
1 year ago

And there's even toilet paper there!

Patricia Rix
Community Member
1 year ago

I have nightmares about things like this!

Blue Cicada
Community Member
1 year ago

This is literally one of my recurring nightmares. That, or the bathroom door is locked, and I can't get in when I really need it, and I'm in a crowded room.

Kelly Horrigan
Community Member
1 year ago

I am breaking out in cold sweats

Lynn Korbel
Community Member
1 year ago

That is a toilet which will NEVER be used!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like the chairs are stored in there, it is not an actual meeting room. Strange anyway.

Sara Corayer
Community Member
7 months ago

I literally have nightmares about being in situations like this.

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh you gotta be kidding!!! 😳

Tina Greene
Community Member
1 year ago

I think I've had nightmares about this..

Sandy Gilliland
Community Member
1 year ago

This makes me uncomfortable...

Sarah Burghart
Community Member
1 year ago

You may be wondering why I called you here today.

Linda Arman
Community Member
1 year ago

Didn't Henry VIII hold court while on the "throne" or bucket?

Linda Arman
Community Member
1 year ago

Didn't Henry VIII hold court while on the "throne" or maybe bucket.

Katelyn Klein
Community Member
1 year ago

Buisness person says, "Hey bro, whachya doin?" I reply, "Oh nothin, just taken a tinkle."

Bo Justin Balila
Community Member
1 year ago

LOLZ

Donald Holder
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a visitors section waiting to witness the next execution.

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

It's now a spectator sport?

Sandra Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

I seriously have nightmares like this!! no shit!!

Aitchilm
Community Member
1 year ago

"There's no time for bathroom breaks."

John Kamau
Community Member
1 year ago

I would be scared to even take a pee when it is empty... Just in case somebody comes back for a pen s/he forgot...

Mazikeen Lebron
Community Member
1 year ago

wtf

Gregg V
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this like a bad version of the Emperor has no clothes on when he is publically speaking, Oh I mean pooing?

c Fuller
Community Member
1 year ago

did they forget to add a wall and door, or did they blow the budget on the chairs and figured they'd add the wall and door later? And where's the sink?

Tammy Ralph
Community Member
1 year ago

Why do?

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Hope whoever designed this is not someone trying to run a Country or we are screwed!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
1 year ago

You have 2 minutes, we are watching you !!

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
1 year ago

Good grief, what’s the idea?

Peter Ledoux
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd charge addmision

Marzena Helena Leino
Community Member
1 year ago

Really and truly I swear that this is one of my nightmares !!! LOL

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Perfect... you wouldn't miss any critical subject matter of the meeting!

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Thos way, no one misses anything important from the meeting...or no one will want to use the bathroom to hide from the meeting!

Debbie
Community Member
1 year ago

huh?

Claudia Espindola
Community Member
1 year ago

So you don't waste a minute of the presentation

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

This has given us a good laugh, we need laughter in our crazy world !!!

Mica nkusi
Community Member
1 year ago

No bathroom breaks needed at this conference

Shelly Knope
Community Member
1 year ago

I have nightmares like that

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

Seriously??!!!

Kathleen Muchka
Community Member
1 year ago

And now a demonstration on proper wiping.

egracec
Community Member
1 year ago

I showed this epic fail to my nephew and told him he could poop with an audience and his only comment was that the toilet paper was too far from the toilet and you'd have to reach for it.

Abby Not Normal
Community Member
1 year ago

This fits the theme of many of my nightmares.

Lulu Machete
Community Member
1 year ago

And here is a literal interpretation of every one of my anxiety dreams

Marie Watkins Crocker
Community Member
1 year ago

Going to the toilet without privacy is one of my recurring nightmares. It's a dumb nightmare, but still.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Gives new meaning to Game of Thrones.

John Fasano
Community Member
1 year ago

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...oh, there is no curtain. Never mind.

GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
1 year ago

This is even more judgemental than the other one

R.s. Potter
Community Member
1 year ago

Urinating - you're doing it wrong.

Step Twirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Who put all these chairs in the bathroom??

HOW ABOUT ℕ𝕆
Community Member
1 year ago

no. just no.

Joseph Bier
Community Member
1 year ago

they have to have their eyes on you and what you do in court

Jenna Howe
Community Member
1 year ago

That's the nightmare I have when I need to use the toilet but I'm too deep in REM sleep.

ForkNBeans
Community Member
1 year ago

Lyndon Johnson's conference room.

N S
Community Member
1 year ago

it's a competition bog

Tigran Sargsyan
Community Member
1 year ago

Buck Strickland's office

Gary
Community Member
1 year ago

It's got to be some kind of strange fetish club surely.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Trump's meeting room.

Otis Spunkmeyer
Community Member
1 year ago

Why post that? Is it just the musings of an unfunny person, going for the low hanging fruit? Or is this another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome?

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KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

and without a door, why is there a need for this

Cactus McCoy
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks more like the chairs are stored there. Pretty little space inbetween the rows.

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#7

Sink Attached To The Toilet, Forming A Perfect Slide

Sink Attached To The Toilet, Forming A Perfect Slide

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

This is why you should always pud the lid down. And of course also because when you flush, fecal matter flies around. You would not want that.

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If you have ever wondered why someone is taking extra long in the toilet it may not be for the reason that you think. Surveys that 75% of people use their cellphones whilst on the toilet, whether it's texting, emailing or even taking phone calls. With this much cell-related bathroom activity it's no wonder that 7 million phones end up in the toilet each year.

#8

This Bathroom Has A Guitar Urinal That Replays Tunes You Play For Everyone In The Restroom

This Bathroom Has A Guitar Urinal That Replays Tunes You Play For Everyone In The Restroom

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

I am not a dude, but if I was... your damn straight I would wait to go pee in that urinal. Also, nice touch with the stage lights.

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#9

When You Play The Sims But Forget To Rotate

When You Play The Sims But Forget To Rotate

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Wina Jackson
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean, on the Sims, we can just fix the problem easily by rotating them again. But this?

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Going to the bathroom takes up a significant amount of our lives, but using a proper toilet is something many of us take for granted. In 2001, November 19th was named as "U.N World Toilet Day" by the World Toilet Organization, "a global non-profit committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide." The aim of this day is "breaking the silence on the sanitation crisis."

#10

This Bathroom Is Making Me Want To Try Unrealistic Challenges

This Bathroom Is Making Me Want To Try Unrealistic Challenges

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

Shit'n'pee

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#11

The Paint In This Public Restroom

The Paint In This Public Restroom

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Nuniek Widiayani
Community Member
1 year ago

eew why

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For a largely sedentary activity, using the toilet comes with lots of risks. A reportedly 85% of bathroom-related injures occur from someone falling into the toilet after the seat has been left up. Leaving the seat up was listed as one of the top bathroom annoyance for women - hmm looks like there is a correlation there.

#12

Rule #1 In Designing A Wheelchair-Accessible Bathroom...

Rule #1 In Designing A Wheelchair-Accessible Bathroom...

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Hello please don't judge
Community Member
1 year ago

oh lordy ahahaha! this one really got me!

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#13

Bathroom Stall In A D.C. Bathroom

Bathroom Stall In A D.C. Bathroom

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Yaay, I pooped!

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When you are entertaining guests at your house you may not focus too much on how presentable your bathroom is or what's in there but maybe you should. It has been recorded that 70% of house guests snoop through other people's bathroom cabinets and drawers.

#14

Attention

Attention

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Captain Marvellous ♥️
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, I am a disabled, elderly pregnant child and I do not see what is wrong with this. Please excuse me, I need the bathroom and you are standing in the doorway.

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#15

Super Awkward Semi-Transparent Bathroom Stall Doors

Super Awkward Semi-Transparent Bathroom Stall Doors

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The Dutches
Community Member
1 year ago

Why ???? Sorry, this is not going to happen.

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American Joseph Gayetty invented toilet paper in 1857 and boy is the world thankful. Americans use 433 million miles of toilet paper in a year, which is enough to stretch to the sun and all the way back.

#16

What Is This?! A Sink For Ants?!

What Is This?! A Sink For Ants?!

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meow point1
Community Member
1 year ago

More like a bathtub for ants.

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#17

This Men's Bathroom

This Men's Bathroom

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

Cockeye

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We have all found some unsavory things in public restrooms, but regardless of how many people use these toilets there are actually no more bacteria in public toilet than in a home bathroom. The air in public restrooms is normally cool, dry, and filled with oxygen which is not ideal for supporting fecal matter bacteria. Our of the other germs found in these public bathrooms 68% of them we come into contract with just by being outside.

#18

The Sink In My Hotel Was A Bit... Complicated

The Sink In My Hotel Was A Bit... Complicated

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG, I know where this is!!!! It is at McMenamins Olympic Club, in Centralia, WA. Great restaurant & movie theater, very bohemian with eclectic art by local artists.

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#19

Not Exactly The Color Pattern You Like To See In A Bathroom

Not Exactly The Color Pattern You Like To See In A Bathroom

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Community Member
1 year ago

I wouldn't want that pattern anywhere

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University of Arizona microbiology professor Charles P. Gerba found that soap in public toilets can actually make you dirtier. There’s “so much fecal matter that you’re almost better off washing your hands in the toilet after you flush it,” said Gerba. Airborne bacteria finds its way into open dispensers and the over-dilution of soap mixtures make it less resistant to the germs living there - gross.

#20

My Arms Are About 7 Feet Long, So This Wasn't An Issue For Me

My Arms Are About 7 Feet Long, So This Wasn't An Issue For Me

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

you prep your tp first and then do your thing...right?

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#21

Another Guy And I Both Walked In The Bathroom At The Same Time. After Seeing This, He Said "This Isn't Going To Happen" And He Walked Out

Another Guy And I Both Walked In The Bathroom At The Same Time. After Seeing This, He Said "This Isn't Going To Happen" And He Walked Out

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

one goes, the other waits and then goes after the first one is done. the cycle

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#22

Thinking Of Becoming A Mum?

Thinking Of Becoming A Mum?

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably not

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#23

Hotel Henri IV. Mosaic Art In The Bathroom

Hotel Henri IV. Mosaic Art In The Bathroom

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Shelp
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it in France? Because as far I know, the HIV is called in french "VIH". Maybe they simply didn't know what it means in English.

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#24

All Toilets Must Be Centered In The Middle Of The Classroom So Kids Eating Their Snacks Three Feet Away Can Bare Witness To Their Classmates Defecating

All Toilets Must Be Centered In The Middle Of The Classroom So Kids Eating Their Snacks Three Feet Away Can Bare Witness To Their Classmates Defecating

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spirit wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

This can't possibly even be legal.

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#25

This Bathroom Window

This Bathroom Window

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww... it's actually cute!

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#26

Just What You Want To See In The Bathroom Of An Ice Cream Shop

Just What You Want To See In The Bathroom Of An Ice Cream Shop

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Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like 2 Girls brand of ice cream.

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#27

My New Apartment's Toilet Is So Narrow That Even My Skinny Ass Doesn't Fit In It

My New Apartment's Toilet Is So Narrow That Even My Skinny Ass Doesn't Fit In It

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

Sit sideways

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#28

This Bathroom In My Local Cinema. Peek-A-Poo

This Bathroom In My Local Cinema. Peek-A-Poo

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Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

When you hire an architect who is just out of prison.

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#29

This Waiting Area For The Toilet

This Waiting Area For The Toilet

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Kenny Lawhorn
Community Member
1 year ago

The candle brings the room together.

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#30

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

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Faizal Jam
Community Member
1 year ago

it will normal when you drunk

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