Sunday, September 5, 2010

Squatter Toilet in Japan: An Insider's Tips

IN THE VERY LIKELY EVENT YOU COME ACROSS ONE OF THESE TOILETS IN JAPAN OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN ASIA HERE ARE MY TIPS:
1. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE IF YOU CAN HOLD IT !

2. IF THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE A LADY, YOU HAVE TO SQUAT.

3. FACING TOWARDS THE ELEVATED END IS THE PROPER WAY TO ORIENT YOURSELF.

4. SEE THE PIPE IN THE UPPER-RIGHT CORNER?

NOT ALL SQUATTERS HAVE RUNNING WATER. THIS IS A NEW ONE.

5. BEFORE YOU GET TOO COMFORTABLE,

CHECK TO SEE IF THERE IS TOILET PAPER.

6. THINK OF HAVING SOMETHING TO GRAB AHOLD OF IN CASE YOU LOOSE YOUR BALANCE AND YOU'LL NEVER FORGET WHICH WAY TO FACE ON YE OLD SQUATTER.

CONFUCIOUS OR SOME DOCTOR ONCE SAID THIS IS THE HEALTHIEST WAY FOR YOUR BODY TO DO BOWEL MOVEMENTS.

I SAY AMERICANS AND EUROPEANS BODIES WEREN'T MADE FOR THIS KIND OF GYRATION AND UNLESS IT'S AN EMERGERCY, STICK TO TIP #1.





2 comments:

LadyE said...

I hate these things!!

Another piece of advice.........Make sure there is nothing in your pockets (or sunglasses on your head) that could possibly fall in.

I saw a photo somewhere recently where a guy got his arm stuck in one trying to retrieve his cell phone.......now that would be beyond nasty!!

Mike said...

LadyE,
Hah, glad to see some women's comments. I could swear somewhere I read (written by a lady) it's best to take your pants off but, I'll leave that for a lady to decide!