|Cigarettes Flooding a Toilet|
Image from here.
Now, is it just me or did every school always have a group of kids smoking cigarettes in the bathroom stalls? I mean, I personally never truly got it. Why the bathroom? It is gross, it smells gross and it leaves students at a much greater risk at getting caught by a teacher or an administrator.
The major excuse I have gotten for why many students smoke in the doorless stalls of the public school bathrooms is that they were not permitted to leave the school premises without an official pass from an administrator. I suppose this makes sense. These kids in my book are somewhat justified and in the clear.
However, at my high school, students were always permitted to leave school grounds whether it was to run to the parking lot or grab something they left at soccer practice the previous day. Therefore, this was never an excuse at all. The students [and I don't mean to stereotype, but it was usually the Emo crowd] just happened to ALWAYS mark the bathroom stalls as their territory for smoking their cigarettes, typically the last stall in the row, farthest from the door.
Personally, I am a nonsmoker with nothing against cigarette smokers. However, when it's sixth period and I really need to pee, walking into a cloud of cigarette smoke is just a royal pain in the ass. Any thoughts?