Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Gotta Go Right Now!!!




What does “sit” mean and what does “squat” mean?
To “sit” on a toilet bowl means users were generally comfortable enough to expose their bare bottoms to the cold porcelain seats beneath them. To “squat” over a toilet means that most users were not comfortable touching any part of the toilet seat and so they exercised the “squat”. This may take some extra thigh muscle support. We do not recommend squatting when carrying heavy objects, if you are tired or intoxicated, or if the toilet seat is much higher than average. However, we DO recommend squatting when the toilet is just plain nasty. In the end, it’s your decision entirely. We are not responsible for what happens behind closed bathroom doors.


Okay is it me or is this just plain hilarious??? I happened upon the "news you can use" section of our local paper this morning letting readers know that Procter & Gamble's Charmin brand toilet paper has a site that helps travelers find clean public restrooms. SitOrSquat.com guides families traveling with children, people with special needs, those with handicap access or those like me that need access pretty quickly!!! The article says that the site has logged more than 52,000 toilets in 10 countries. Actually, I find this information to be quite valuable, however, I still find it highly amusing.


Several of my blog friends (whom shall remain nameless) have written extensive posts regarding "potty" habits and one included a poll. Using the toilet is a necessary function and there is much humor in the habits of the masses. When I was younger I had "public restroom shyness" If someone was in the stalls I would wait and wait for them to leave. My 50 year old bladder DOES NOT CARE!!! (I know, I know TMI) Some of the funniest stories I've heard involve the extremes some people will go to...to ensure they can "potty in private" As we know, our brothers in this world can tinkle anywhere they desire...our anatomy is different and thus is not conducive to using the nearest tree...which leads me to the next point of interest...this company has created a cup and spout type gizmo for the ladies...Uh uh!!!


So, what do you think, interested? Personally, when in the wilds of Africa or wherever...I'll go with the time proven...find a bush and someone to keep guard!!! How about you?


11 comments:

DIVA said...

WOW! Looks like we have 'stooped' or shall I say 'squatted' to a new low in blog topics....

Loved the Birthday Posts for your 'All Out, Wide Open' Guy Carl. He is an exuberant spirit!

...and for Jeanne's Nuptial Birthday as well..What great headdresses...I am looking forward to wearing them again...soon!

LYMI
THE DIVA

LuLu Belle said...

I refer to it as the "hover." Get you toilet paper FIRST, so it's ready. Then, "hover" carefully over the filth!

Rosezilla said...

(I actually had to run to the potty before I could comment. Oh, the power of suggestion!) When we were camping and traveling a lot, finding decent facilities was of paramount importance. But, as they so eloquently put it in your Charmin quotes, "In the end, it is your decision." Was that meant as a pun, or is it just me?

Anita said...

You enter a whole new world of "pottyness" when you have young girls who have to use the public restroom. You learn to carry wipes with you everywhere so you can at least clean the seat that they INSIST on sitting on. And now I have to race them to the stall or I get shut out while they say "I don't need your help, Mom!"

Michelle said...

I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY.................

curlywurlygurly said...

damn...i was going to write a post in this vein tonight...but now you ruined my originality. waah!

i come from the 'cover and hover' school of thought. my mom taught me to paper the seat as if i was wrapping a gift.

these days i don't worry about public restrooms because i NEVER use them. and i mean NEVER.

Connie said...

CWG...by all means continue with your post, you have a larger and different audience than I do. Plus just wait until you get to where you have no choice...public bathroom, wet pants...hmmm hahahahaha

Hayden Tompkins said...

I've never had a problem going to the bathroom in public restrooms. I guess growing up in a house with no other women makes you immune to a lot!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Well, I have known men who've had public restroom shyness too . . . and it's really hard for them if the stalls are taken and they have to use a urinal!

The worst facility we had to use in recent years was at a rest stop in Saskatchewan. So now whenever Smokey gets too pungent, I tell him he smells like a Saskatchewan outhouse.

thedailydish said...

Man - wish I had more time right now before I have to get the girls from school. Will have to revisit this later. BUT:

(from Curly's comment): damn...i was going to write a post in this vein tonight...

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHH!!

Switch your post to hemorrhoids!
Get it . HAHAHHAHAH


EWWWWWWW... I KNoW> but someone had to say it.

PS: At the Portland jetport, they have the coolest toilets w/ automatically refreshing seat covers. Will write more later - but really have to RUN!

thedailydish said...

Okay, the VEIN comment was pretty gross, sorry. But I just can't help myself sometimes.

As for the Portland airport toilets. They truly are the coolest and cleanest things EVERRR. The toilets there have this wrap-around plastic on the seats, which - when you enter the stall and/or press a special green button - actually MOVES, conveyor style, into the "wall" side of the contraption, so that each user always has a fresh seat cover. Without having to place it, touch the toilet, or do anything other than your business. A truly fabulous invention!