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Thanks to the idiot who invented a toilet

Isa Senkumba

Thanks to the idiot who invented a toilet

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World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19 November to promote cleanliness and building more toilets for public use. Someone might say they have got nothing to do with toilets, but toilets have got something to do with you because they are part of us and we are part of them.

Toilets happen to be one of those things were share in our everyday lives. Each one of us has shared a toilet because it’s almost impossible to find a toilet used by only one person. Toilet habits are a taboo subject for most of us.  All users of public restrooms and washrooms ought to learn the politics of sharing.

It’s important that we use water, not toilet paper, to clean up: It’s more eco-friendly, and also offers more complete cleansing. Public restrooms should be unisex: Segregated bathrooms are inefficient and are not as secure as unisex bathrooms would be.

Did you know that Japan has the best public restrooms?   These chaps take toilets more seriously than anywhere else in the world.

The coolest toilet ever seen is, not surprisingly, in Japan. The top of the toilet is a sink, allowing you to wash your hands but not waste the water; it’s used in the next flush.

When using a toilet, questions like how long is a minute depends on which side of the door you are on? It is such a short period of time to the one inside the toilet and a pretty long time to the one outside.

Actually one of the most offending things to the person waiting outside the toilet is the long time someone inside takes while doing their thing. You may baptize the person inside the toilet a sadist and an inconsiderate person who refuses to acknowledge that even those outside also want to enter.

No innovation in the past 200 years has done more to save lives and improve health than the sanitation revolution triggered by invention of the toilet.

But it did not go far enough. It only reached one-third of the world. Even up to today millions of people in the world have no toilets. This may possibly account for the unhygienic situation among people that has to be rectified.

In America during the 1970s and 1980s, Congress distributed more than $60 billion to cities to make sure that what goes into toilets, industrial drains and street grates would not endanger human health.

It is everyone’s responsibility to keep hygiene and respect toilets.  Rules governing defecation, hygiene, and pollution exist in every culture at every period in history. It may in fact be the foundation of civilization:

What is toilet training if not the first attempt to turn a child into an acceptable member of society. Don’t let yourself fall into ’empty.’ Keep cash in the house. Keep gas in your tank. Keep an extra roll of toilet paper squirreled away and Keep your phone charged. It’s that simple.

 

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