Deano’s answer to: “Why do people find it pleasurable to read in bathrooms?”

The bathroom is one of the few places in a building in which interrupting someone while they are using the room is a fairly global taboo.

This, in turn, confers some ability to use the bathroom as a retreat, of sorts, to block out whatever is going on outside, and focus as long as needed – though stays in excess of 40 minutes are typically frowned upon at work and home. Unless it’s taco night.

This answer originally appeared on Quora: Why do people find it pleasurable to read in bathrooms?

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