This little girl just had enough of boys being boys in the matter of toilet seats.
In this viral video, the then three-year-old Bradlee Rae Hayes was already onto the case of whether toilet seats should be left down. The minute-long clip has racked up over a whopping four million views, tearing society apart with the argument of toilet etiquette.
Apparently, Jeremiah, her dad, didn’t put the seat down after he was done with his business and it obviously didn’t sit well with little Bradlee.
The frustrated little girl from Bedford, Texas said in the clip:
“How many times do I have to tell you when you put the seat up and I tell you to put it down for me?”
It then triggered the age-old conversation that was sparked the moment a girl and a boy needed to live together with shared bathroom space. This then turned into a back and forth conversation between genders as to whether or not putting the seat down after use should be the default toilet etiquette.
The conversation has sparked more arguments that involves wanting to touch the seat, economy of movement, and reducing porcelain accidents. It was even immortalized through TV shows like South Park and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
In the video, you can hear Jeremiah engage and argue with his daughter, saying:
“So you want me to lift it up and put it down? And you don’t want to do anything?”
It might be little Bradlee’s first time arguing this motion but her dad sure did give her an answer that she will definitely encounter as she grows up.
So, what is the real score anyway? Should we put toilet seats up or down after using? Are you Team Bradlee or Team Jeremiah?
According to an economist, if a man and a woman are living together, and their goal is to minimize the times they’ll move the toilet seat, the best way is to leave the toilet seat where it is. Guys leave it up, girls put it down. Guys then would put it up, then girls would put it down in response.
But when it comes to minimizing porcelain-based accidents, especially in drunk or half-asleep trips to the bathroom, the toilet seat should always be placed down to avoid girls from falling in.
Men would think that this only affects women, but always remember that we all sit down when it comes to “number 2”.
Although, reducing injuries is not the only benefit. In a Discovery Channel show called Curiosity, Mike Rowe learned the nasty truth about toilet flushes. When you flush your toilet with the lid open, it actually sprays up tiny aerosol droplets that carry bacteria from your toilet.
The aerosol could stay for hours in the air, landing on towels, toothbrushes, or beauty products.
So we guess that settles the score for this conversation. Keep it down. Always.
Meanwhile, little Bradlee isn’t done just yet. To answer her dad’s rebuttal, she asserted herself to lay down the house rule once and for all:
“Daddy, listen to me, when you’re done with the potty, you gotta put it down when big girl come in and need go. So you’re got to put it down for girls.”
Eventually, her dad concedes the argument and thanks his daughter for reminding him. Jeremiah told Caters News that it’s not the first time that Bradlee asserted her insights onto him. He said that she always lets him know when he’s slacking and that she’s not afraid to let him know when he’s not taking the ‘dad job’ seriously.
Watch this hilarious yet adorable exchange between daughter and dad on the matter of toilet etiquette.
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