If you’re a man, and you’re standing in a bar with a bottle of beer in your hand, and you need to go to the toilet. What do you do with the beer? Do you take it with you into the toilet (a bit weird) or leave it out in the bar (only for it to vanish before you return).
How about if you’re at a buffet carrying a tray full of food – you certainly can’t take the plate of food into the toilet with you, but where are you going to leave it?
OK – you could leave it with a friend.
But how about if you’re at the local shopping centre and you’ve been food shopping. You’re on your own, but need the loo before you head home. It somehow feels wrong to take your food shopping into the toilets with you – but if you leave it outside, the bomb squad will probably close the place down and blow up your loaf of bread in this paranoid age.
Can anyone advice on the correct etiquette?