Awkward Topic: Those Dang Automatic Toilets!

I don’t know about you but I have seriously come to despise automatic flushing toilets (especially with a potty training baby — a topic for another day).

Mostly this is because they simply don’t work correctly. Usually they flush too soon or never at all. Our church’s toilets are the worst because the sensor is so sensitive, the slightest movement sets them off and either you get splashed while you sit there or you have to jump up quickly to avoid said splashing (just what you want to be dealing with during worship time).

My solution is another “no-brainer” but I have to wonder if anyone actually stops to do it:

Simply place a folded piece of toilet tissue over the sensor until you’re truly ready for it to flush.


Ta da! Awkward flushing — be gone!

Of course, there are sensors that are mounted into the wall which makes this method not very useful. But hey, I’ll take what I can get.

Alternatively, you can waste $3 and purchase the “Flush Stopper” here:

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Hi, I'm Lauren. Mommy to two, nanny to two, wife, teacher, homemaker, Catholic, artist, writer, friend, sister, daughter. Here you'll find everything from updates about our family, info and advice about parenting and homemaking, or pretty much anything else I feel like writing. Welcome!