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Another Olympic problem squat toilets
Yahoo/AP ^ | 3/19/08 | STEPHEN WADE

Posted on 03/19/2008 9:09:14 AM PDT by cowtowney

BEIJING - Among all the protests, pollution concerns and talk of boycotts surrounding the Beijing Olympics, a more basic problem has arisen for organizers: the toilets.

At the more than 30 test events held by organizers, the presence of squat toilets at many of the new and renovated venues has drawn frequent complaints.

"We have asked the venues to improve on this, to increase the number to sit-down toilets," Yao Hui, deputy director of venue management for the Beijing organizers, said Wednesday. "Many people have raised the question of toilets."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: 2008olympics; boycottolympics; china; freetibet; olympics; tibet; toilets
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To: freedomlover

What’s the joke?


41 posted on 03/19/2008 9:48:30 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Pork, just bring the hot sauce!)
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To: Ancesthntr

“Will they have TP? “

It depends on the location. I’ve seen both, but I would expect there to be TP. Some places only have a water hose to spray yourself. You wipe with your left hand, not your right.

This is why some countries cut off the right hand of thieves. You usually wipe yourself with your left hand and eat with your right hand. If you don’t have a hand, you have to do both with the left hand.


42 posted on 03/19/2008 9:48:47 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: NYFriend

“You’d have the same problem in China. It would be a mess.”

I have a couple of friends that are working in China for a US corp. They have confirmed that the sit down toilets are quite messy because they do get used like squat toilets. He had to hold training sessions in the bathrooms for his staff and then again for each new hire.


43 posted on 03/19/2008 9:50:49 AM PDT by CSM (Kakistocracy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

You’re not going to be reading the Sunday sports section in that library


44 posted on 03/19/2008 9:51:42 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: freedomlover
He reported that the locals thought that all Americans must have very good balance in order to squat so far above the ground.

He ain't seen nuthin'. Hovering over a toilet seat at a bar once one has imbibed too much is an act the Flying Wallendas would appreciate.

45 posted on 03/19/2008 9:54:04 AM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: TontoKowalski

lol in Misawa in the early eighties it was an eyeopener to see the old locals just squat over the binjo ditch on the street.


46 posted on 03/19/2008 9:54:12 AM PDT by lakeman
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To: WakeUpAndVote
Hillbilly goes to hardware store and hears he can cut 1000 times more wood than with his ax, if he buys one of them newfangled chainsaws.

Hillbilly goes home, tries it out, comes back to store complaining he didn't cut any better than with the saw, and in fact he cut less and worked harder.

Salesman checks oil, gas, etc, fires up the chainsaw.

Hillbilly says: “What's that noise?”

47 posted on 03/19/2008 9:55:16 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: reagan_fanatic

What happens if you lose your balance?

I should think after a few drinks, squatting could be very messy!


48 posted on 03/19/2008 9:55:41 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lakeman

lol in Misawa in the early eighties it was an eyeopener to see the old locals just squat over the binjo ditch on the street......

Why even leave your room? just hang a B.A. out the window...unless your on the ground floor.


49 posted on 03/19/2008 9:57:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NYFriend
A friend of mine was in Moscow in maybe ‘93, ‘94, or ‘95, and said that all of the toilets at McDonalds (regular toilets) had footprints all over the seats,

Yep, worked with some Vietnamese, and they would do the same thing. Pissed us off seeing footprints on the seats all the time...............

50 posted on 03/19/2008 9:59:21 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Not just balance. Think about the older folks who have stiff hips. What are they supposed to do, “hold it”?


51 posted on 03/19/2008 10:03:40 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101
I realize noboy mentioned it before, so I´ll do the job:


52 posted on 03/19/2008 10:07:52 AM PDT by Michael81Dus
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To: pogo101

Not just balance. Think about the older folks who have stiff hips. What are they supposed to do, “hold it”.

Adult diapers perhaps?.....


53 posted on 03/19/2008 10:12:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: donna

I think you’re supposed to gather it up. But some of us are not so nimble anymore.


54 posted on 03/19/2008 10:14:21 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: reagan_fanatic

You end up on the back of a milk carton ...


55 posted on 03/19/2008 10:15:08 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: twigs; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson
That's why you never should walk along the base of the Great Wall...
56 posted on 03/19/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Squatzpinkler)
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To: Ancesthntr
It's best to take your own. I think the lavatories at the Beijing airport had one large toilet paper dispenser outside of the stall, so you had to remember to take some before you went in. What I found amazing is they don't seem to want to flush the toilet paper, they throw it away instead. Hence, the otherwise modern and clean bathrooms smell a bit and they have to have a cleaning lady frequently enter the stalls and empty the waste paper baskets.
57 posted on 03/19/2008 10:26:44 AM PDT by stayathomemom
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To: BunnySlippers

Pantyhose!


58 posted on 03/19/2008 10:34:14 AM PDT by donna (Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, But Words Will Never Hurt Me)
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To: donna

Just another reason to stay away from that country.


59 posted on 03/19/2008 10:40:55 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: JenB

I don’t know where you went, but Japanese public toilets are notorious for being unmopped, and it’s a good idea to take those free packets of tissues advertising loan sharks and pachinko parlors because many toilets don’t provide paper.


60 posted on 03/19/2008 11:17:24 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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