[QUOTE="Wes Groleau"]\nYes. So what? Have you ever sat down on the lid?\n\nIn our house the theory is that a closed lid keeps\nhides the stains and keeps flying toys out.[/QUOTE]\n\nAnd keeps pets from using it as a drinking fountain.\n\nMy policy is that (1) in my house, I always put the seat & lid down after\nuse; (2) in someone else's house, I leave it the way I found it; (3) before\nusing the toilet, I look (or at least feel) to make sure the seat & lid are\nin the appropriate positions for what I'm about to do.\n\nAs for the excuse that turning on the light might wake up the spouse, just\nput a night light in the bathroom. You can get one with a switch so you\ncan close the door before turning it on, or one of those flat panel\nelectroluminescent night lights which gives off a faint glow. Or get a\nkeychain flashlight, the kind intended for finding keyholes, and leave it\nhanging on a hook near the door where you can find it in the dark.