Youâ€™ve heard the old saw about water conservation: If itâ€™s yellow let it mellow, if itâ€™s brown flush it down.
You wouldnâ€™t think this requires any further explanation, but as usual, the devil’s in the details.
Yes, if itâ€™s brown flush it down. Always. And if itâ€™s yellow? Sure, go ahead and let it mellow — but only if you are at home. In a public restroom, you shouldÂ not let it mellow. Never.
The gentlemen who use the urinal on my floor have decided that if itâ€™s yellow, they will let it mellow. This means that when you step up to the plate to do your business at the urinal, youâ€™ll be peeing into a pool of dirt water. To avoid being splashed by urine of unknown origin, I flush first.
If that makes me sound crazy, so be it. You probably also think itâ€™s crazy to flush the urinal with your elbow. The long and short of this is do whatever you want in your home, but when in town, flush it down, OK?