If you’re a student or have ever shared with housemates, you may be familiar with the old ‘sock on the door handle’ code of conduct.
This is the universal symbol for “I’m getting busy in here, please do not enter.” There are a few glaring problems with this:
1.The door can still be opened.
2. Not everybody is familiar with the sign and as they open the door wondering “Why the heck is there a sock on the door ha…….OH, SHHH! What the!.. I’m terribly sorry!”
3. Students and housemates, especially after a few beverages, can lose the true message of the sock and interpret it as: ‘Hey guys, I’m getting busy in here, what a terrific opportunity to burst in and totally embarrass me ‘cos I’d love that and it’d be sooo funny.’
Now, some people may enjoy the added risk of getting caught in the act but for the rest of us the Nookie Wedge is the fool proof answer to the problem.