That could easily wind up in a self-published, poorly researched, and inadequately edited history of Star Trek: maybe you should watermark it! The proximity of the food slot to the commode doesn’t bother me. Presumably the shuttlecraft has a decon system similar to the one seen in the transporter room in “The Naked Time”. I am curious about whether you need a toilet paper dispenser or three shells or something. Maybe a sonic bidet? And thanks to the resourceful feek61. I’ve wondered about that metal deck plating for a long time.