Send in a SQUAT Team….
Blog Guy, you mentioned recently that when Americans travel abroad, the main thing we’re concerned about is whether the toilets will be suitable for our needs. I suspect you’re right. I’m going overseas on a trip with my friends, but I’m a little concerned about how to spot the facilities.
I can help you. As you can see here, public Porta-Johns in other countries are often marked with a distinctive yellow POLISI, which I guess means GENTS.
Thanks, Blog Guy! See, that’s the kind of valuable travel information you just can’t get anywhere else. Um, the guy coming out of this toilet seems to be heavily armed.
Yes, many countries have special police units guarding their Porta-Johns. In France, for instance, they’re called Johndarmes.
I had no idea! So if somebody tries to steal a roll of toilet paper?
They’ll call in a police SQUAT Team.
Wow! My friends will be SO impressed the first time we need a bathroom and I’m the only one who knows to march right up to the door of a POLISI and pull it open. Thanks, Blog Guy!
Bon Voyage, send me a postcard….
Top: Anti-riot police block protesters outside the parliament building in Jakarta, March 2, 2010.
Bottom: A policeman shoots protesters using a paintball gun outside the parliament building in Jakarta, March 2, 2010.
REUTERS photos by Beawiharta