I posted a Facebook status this morning about how I was happy for geckos to live in my house, I just wished they poo outside, and somehow it snowballed into a discussion on toilets in Asia. Here are a few random snippets:
- My awesome Texas friend calls a squat toilets a “squatty potty” and shared that in her fancy schmancy office building near the Merlion used toilet paper is often not flushed but put in the bin. I avoid squatty potties as much as in humanly possible – my aim and my thigh strength just isn’t that good. Either way I will end up wet.
- There is a sign in the ladies toilet of the bar warning ladies not to squat on the toilet seat whilst wearing high heels. Given this is a bar and said ladies presumably have been drinking that feat is worthy of an Olympic event.
- The majority of public toilets here are self-flushing, which sounds great in theory but for some reason they don’t always flush and then I have to try to figure out how the button/sensor thingy works (again, easier said than done).The Little Missy’s head reaches just to the sensor, which can mean it doesn’t register she’s there or as she moves the toilet flushes over and over as her head moves. I find this funnier than she does.
- Public toilets are free (unlike Europe where you have to pay for the privilege) and there’s often an attendant who is in charge of keeping things ship-shape. She usually carries a trash bag and a pair of extra long tongs as she moves from cubicle and cubicle. I try not to think too hard about what it is she is using the tongs for.
Any other toilet talk you can add?