Since I started writing this blog, I think I have become more aware of my surroundings to hopefully ensure that I don’t miss something that might be of interest. This includes visits to public toilets.
You will be pleased to know there are no photos to share!
I have been caught off guard in various toilets around the world by such things as one in the USA which put a fresh plastic cover on the seat, or gaps in toilet cubicles down the side of the doors (again USA). What about ones on trains where you have to stand on the tap? I have also heard of French ones with foot positions marked either side of a hole.
I also hate it when there is no soap.
The standard in NZ of public facilities is really good so far…but I want to mention 2 separate ones which surprised me on the same day. The first had a tap which I waved my hands under and tried pushing and pulling until I discovered that the flow of water was controlled by a rotating device at the end of the tap nozzle. Bizarre. You do end up looking rather daft I dare say as you start to wonder how you will get the soap off your hands!
Later, I then went in one at the bus station which, as you closed the door, announced that you had 10 minutes before the door unlocked! It then proceeded to play a piano recital of “What the World Needs Now is Love” by Burt Bacharach. I thankfully was not in need of a 10 minute stay but it would’ve been interesting to see if you got counted down! 😃