Thursday, September 01, 2005

Toilets

Something I observed in the America, but had forgotten about until just now, is that the toilets are very powerful. European toilets are weak and flush rather half-heartedly, while American toilets are bold, strong and purposeful. The difference puzzles me.

17 comments:

Monkey said...

Why? Americans are full of more shit. At least that's what I learned from a Serb last Friday; wanna know more?

Tits Malone said...

Think about the amount of water that is wasted to make sure all that American poo goes away as quickly as possible...

Aside from flushing poo...do you think that American women act differently in public bathrooms than European women?? Do they feel safer knowing that the flush will shock and awe? hahaha

Monkey said...

Czech women hover and squat over the seat, leaving yellow and/or brown streams of disgust all over the room. Or so I'm told.

Stairs said...

Portions are obviously so much larger stateside that a weaker flush would leave the average American dump clogging up the works. Could this topic be any more gross? Hmm, actually, I think I can lower the tone far more if necessary.

I don't mind typing in a code; I like asserting my humanity.

beamis said...

A royal flush beats all hands.

Anonymous A-Hole said...

Most of the more powerful modern American toilets are low volume (water that is) crappers designed to conserve water. Any toilet made within the last ten or so years here, uses very, very little water. Old-school, low-pressure, johns are huge water wasters. And, through IR technology, they flush themselves. And, thanks to the ass gaskets mandated in most states' public restrooms, you don't even have to touch the seat with your bare ass. Here's to you Thomas Crapper!

Anonymous A-Hole said...

Besides, there's just more assholes here.

SInister Steve said...

TITS,

What Happens to Your Dirty Water?

What goes down the kitchen sink or gets flushed down the toilet affects the streams, rivers, and lakes of our community. When the wastewater leaves your home, it flows through your community's sanitary sewer system to a wastewater treatment facility. It is treated by a variety of processes to reduce or remove pollutants and returned back to the environment through streams or rivers.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), water utilities treat nearly 34 billion gallons of water every day. Some homeowners treat their wastewater with an on-site septic system.

Tits Malone said...

Sinister Steve,

Are you taking the piss?

Sinister Steve said...

Tits,

If I was you could possibly be drinking the treated version in a couple of days.

Max said...

SS,
Do you know what "taking the piss" means, as opposed to "taking a piss"?
I can't tell if you are just taking the piss or not.

I have a friend in England who manages a sewage treatment plant. She loves to talk about shit.

Sinister Steve said...

No I dont and i first read it as "taking a piss"

Max said...

SS

"Taking the piss (out of)" is British for "making fun (of)". You take the piss out of someone or something, as in "Are you taking the piss out of me?" or "Stop taking the piss."

So now you can respond more appropriately to TM if you so desire. On the other hand, your initial answer to her question was a good piss-take.

My fantasy football draft is imminent, by the way. Thanks for all of your help.

Sinister Steve said...

I really wasnt pissing on, at, or to anyone. I was curious as to whether water is every really "wasted". If it recycled and put back into the environment there really isnt any waste.

My original posting was just a cut and paste of an article I found.

Also there is good episode of "King of the Hill" in which low flow toilets are mandated by law. Every time they go to the bathroom they end up having to flush 3 or 4 times to get the shit down. Thus defeating the purpose.

chatsy malone said...

Yeah when I first moved back to Canada I was afraid of getting flushed.
my concern is what is with the women who piss all over the seat! huh? geezzzz can you please try to get better aim or at least cover the bowl with toilet paper...I tend to try the men's cause I must say the men's washroom is so much cleaner and not packed with high maintenance bitches who take up room only to fix hair number 58 and apply some lipstick while some people who drink way too many $2 drinks need to releive themselves.

Sinister Steve said...

If you think a mens restroom is cleaner you're nuts. When Im in a bar I hit everything on the terlet except the water in the bowl.

chatsy malone said...

gay bars.

K I am working an international conference and the women's restrooms have sprinkles and the sinks are covered in water. WTF?
I am annoyed and very tired.