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Posted: 11/17/2003 5:54:08 AM EDT
Holy Crap

SINGAPORE - Pop the lid on the cleanser, get out the scrub brush and be sure to leave the seat down - it's time to get ready for World Toilet Day.

The Singapore-based World Toilet Organization has begun collecting tips to improve bathroom etiquette to mark the day, held annually on Nov. 16.

The suggestions will be used to create the agenda for next year's World Toilet Summit in Beijing, the group said in a statement Friday.

"If everyone joins in, there (will be) better public toilets and happier people," said Jack Sim, a founding member of the World Toilet Organization and president of the Restroom Association of Singapore.

Suggestions already posted on the group's Web site include: teach children to aim, wipe the toilet seat after use and praise owners of well-kept toilets. Tips can be sent to info@worldtoilet.org.

The toilet group is encouraging the public to speak out about the toilets they use.

"Be it brickbats or bouquets, give feedback to the owner of the toilet," the group's statement said.

The next World Toilet Summit, which brings together academics, sanitation experts, toilet designers and environmentalists from around the world, will be held on Nov. 19, 2004 in Beijing.

Issues discussed at this year's meeting in Taipei, Taiwan last month included mountain toilets, trends in rural toilets and the impact of toilets on tourists' impressions of a country.

ON THE NET

World Toilet Organization: www.worldtoilet.org
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 6:09:48 AM EDT
Do they have a hall of shame, where we send pictures of the worst toilets and toilet related...uh...objects?
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 6:09:53 AM EDT
Apparently this is a real issue. My wife has a number of foreign workers at her company. The bathroom became nearly unusable during the course of the day due to feces splattered on, in and around the toilet including the walls. They actually had to issue a kind of "toilet training letter" on several occasions, keep a variety cleaning products available to the toilet users and instruct employees on keeping the toilet clean. It was never an issue until the foreign employees arrived but of course they had to treat all employees equally.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 6:12:05 AM EDT
They also ought to tell people to flush twice. After all, it's a long way to Teddy Kennedy's office, isn't it?
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 6:21:53 AM EDT
Maybe they would appreciate this:
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=215490 ?
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 6:39:54 AM EDT
I agree, folks fresh off the banana boat do not appear to understand our restrooms. 'round here they like to throw the used TP on the floor, because apparently in many of these shitholes that they float over from the plumbing is incapable of handling turds plus the TP.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 6:55:05 AM EDT
Well, I know in Japan, at least, they don't actually sit on the toilet. They hover above it. Which is why some Japanese dude was killed while trying to use an American stall that is smaller. He evidently slipped, fell down, banged his head, and died.
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