Now, THAT’S what I call a public toilet!

March 22, 2010


Blog Guy, you did a great blog item about how to find public toilet facilities when we’re traveling overseas. As you know, this is very important to Americans.

toilet and water crop 200I wonder if you can elaborate a bit and identify any cities we should avoid because of bad bathrooms.

Sure. Judging from the most recent photos I could find without working too hard, it looks to me like you should stay away from Paris, France.

See, their toilets are right out in the open, and I gather other people line up to watch you.

Ewwwwwwwww! I wouldn’t want to do something like that with other people staring and trying to get me to hurry up!

That’s true enough, but as bad as that would be, it could be a lot worse.

How could it be worse?

Well, you could be in the line watching somebody else.

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People symbolically queue by a toilet near the Madeleine Church in Paris as part of a protest action during World Water Day events March 19, 2010. As part of World Water Day, Toilet Queues are organized worldwide to highlight the need to solve the global sanitation crisis. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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Looks like she is really taking a s—….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hmm a toilet post without Eugene ‘Toilet Head’ Johnson? Baz, are you feeling alright? Baz?



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Fiber intake would clearly solve that issue, quite literally! Fiber, lots of water and a little exercise.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

She should lift the seat and check the toilet is plumbed in first though.

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“Here I sit,
lonely hearted,
I paid a dime,
and only farted.”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Question: Where is the paper, for, uhh, you know?
Or is that what the pointy signs are for?

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

That’s a fair question, Zeitgeist, but I’m sure there’s some kind of toilet paper dispenser on the other side that just doesn’t show up in the photo. These are civilized people, after all.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

On one of my trips to Paris, I stayed in the Madeleine Plaza, at a hotel not 20 feet from where these photos were taken. Hmmmm, what was the name of that hotel? Hmmm. It was Hotel ______. The second word started with “M”….

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I think I’ll just sit this one out … 😉

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

.. or is that sh*t this one out?

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

I see what my fine arts lecturer meant when I was referred here “given your innate talets, you are advised to learn from the best in your field”. Thanks Rob. Any advise for a career, this is my last semester.

Posted by dazedconfused | Report as abusive

I’m afraid to ask what your “field” is, but this is the best career advice I’ve offered recently… 10/03/03/ten-jobs-youll-avoid-if-youre-s mart/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Thanks Rob for replying to my first post. My field is a tidy few acres near Tweed Heads in NSW, Australia. I never thought my looking through the barrel of a loaded gun skills would ever amount to anything!

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Well, it’s a fast-grown and exciting career path…

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I expected this to be about the toilet with one way mirrors for walls (people outside see a mirror, people inside see out).

But this was good too.

Posted by drewbie | Report as abusive

Yeah I dunno if I could ever use one of those. Seeing people walking by while I am trying to drop a deuce, even though I would know they can’t see me (hopefully) it would still be waaaaaay to weird.

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A toilet with one-way mirrors is a bad idea from both directions.

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