So when I walk into the Men's room at work I sometimes run into this guy. Whenever he steps up to the urinal, he without fail vocalizes the process.
The repertoire typically includes:
- different varieties of grunting noises
- whistling (not that great)
- loud inhaling-exhaling
- conversations with anyone who happens to be around and whom he happens to know or work with
Every. Single. Time.
He is the ONLY person whom I have ever met in that or any other restroom at this workplace who exhibits this behavior with such zeal and consistency.
There are other restrooms in the building. However this is the largest and most convenient one for where I sit. So I usually default to it. I could simply start going to another restroom, but what I want to know is whether this is basically normal.
I am witness to such multitasking every time, and every thing I catch myself sensing that something feels 'off' about this behavior. I cannot quite point a finger at it but it just doesn't feel quite right. What this boils down to is that he seems to be trying to attract attention, consciously or not, during what is supposed to be a rather 'private part' of the restroom visit (no pun intended).
Am I a little too sensitive to this stuff, or is being somewhat weirded out by such behavior justified?
Is this normal and appropriate workplace pee-tiquette? Is he just being social?
Is this an indication of veiled 'odd' attention-seeking?
At what point does this type of behavior 'cross the line' and begin to suggest potentially inappropriate conduct?
Has anyone experienced employee restroom behavior that warranted a complaint and if so, what might that look like? For lack of better metaphor, is there enough to 'hang a hat on' here?