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Correct use of toilets in the UK

  1. Oct 2, 2008 #1
    Here is an odd thing I found in our university toilets. Now we have an instruction manual on how to use the toilet!! :rolleyes:
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  3. Oct 2, 2008 #2
    haha!

    thats pure win! although i would love noting more than to tell someone "you're doing it wrong" while he's sitting on the pot.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2008 #3

    Evo

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    Did the person that wrote that think that people use the toilet differently in other countries? Traveling outside of the US, I'm happy if I can find a toilet and not a hole in the floor. :eek:
     
  5. Oct 2, 2008 #4

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    I could tell some stories about people that stand on the toilet and the damage caused, but i might get told off.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2008 #5

    cristo

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    I think rules 1 and 2 at least are pretty handy for international students. Various countries in the world do not flush paper down the toilet, and I won't tell you some of the horror stories people at my undergrad university told me about the state their international roommates left the toilets by 'squatting' on them!
     
  7. Oct 2, 2008 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    The Dutch approach
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  8. Oct 2, 2008 #7

    Evo

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    I guess they think it's a raised hole in the floor? :yuck:
     
  9. Oct 2, 2008 #8
    do tell.
     
  10. Oct 2, 2008 #9
    the fly in the urinal is a BRILLIANT solution.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2008 #10

    wolram

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    To cut a long story short.

    no one could understand why the staff toilet had to replaced once or even twice a month due to it being broken at the base, things came to a head when a guy had it tip over when he reached for the paper, he hit his head on the dispenser, one of the big round ones, he had to be sent home to clean up, so the incident had to be recorded in the accident book and investigated, on the day of the investigation we found huge boot prints on the seat.
    I will not tell what the plumber said or who left the boot prints.
     
  12. Oct 2, 2008 #11

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    That's what I was thinking too, especially since it keeps emphasizing "in the UK..." That seems like the sort of sign that gets put up when someone is making a nasty mess of a bathroom and the custodial staff are tired of cleaning it.
     
  13. Oct 2, 2008 #12
    another set of instructions ....

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    I don't know what he is trying to do in #6
     
  14. Oct 2, 2008 #13
    He's wiping.
     
  15. Oct 2, 2008 #14
    yea, I realized that. But there's no paper!/roll in the pictures
     
  16. Oct 2, 2008 #15
    That's why you need to wash your hands extra carefully in Japan.
     
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  18. Oct 2, 2008 #17

    Pyrrhus

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    Yes, it might look strange for nationals, but they should post that sign.

    In most Latin American countries, we use the standard Western toilet the same way as our US citizens and Canadian friends, except for the second rule. There's usually a small paper trashcan next to the toilet for the used toilet paper.
     
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