Monday, May 3, 2010

"Throne" for a Loop


Lee: I can't wait for you to go to the bathroom.

Me: Excuse me...

Lee: You'll see.

Me: No, Tell me.

Lee: No, you'll just have to see... but don't worry I took a picture.


The sink on top of the toilet tank automatically turned on after you flushed to re-fill the tank. So it, a) Reminds you to wash your hands, and b) saves water. Genius.

Me: The Japanese are so much smarter than us...

Lee: Yeah, and they don't even brag about it. They have all kinds of awesome stuff... but they don't say a word.

They'll probably take over the world some day... The Japanese and their fancy toilets...

But I don't understand this...

In Japan there are two types of toilets... toilets with automatic flushing, remote controls, attached bidets with all power levels, even blow driers...

and then there are these...


Why they can't find some common ground with a regular toilet I'll never know.

Some of the stalls had pictures to let you know what kind of toilet was there, but many of them didn't. I felt like I was on a game show every time I opened the stall door... (And behind... Doooor #2 is... eeeeehhhhh... a hole in the ground! Awww...)

I mean, squat toilets aren't easy to use... believe me... I tried.

And let me just say that using them while on the train is virtually impossible.

I almost fell in... and I'm pretty sure I peed on my shoe... just-a-little-bit.