Toilet Thread

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Philimon, Apr 26, 2023.

  1. Kernel Kurtz

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    I just ordered a reasonably priced one on Amazon. Should arrive tomorrow. I'll post my impressions on the bidet thread (who knew?) after I have had some time to try it out. If it works as well as people say (both here and elsewhere), maybe I'll spring for a more highly optioned one next.
     
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    Oh, you're gonna want the fully optioned johnny. Trust me.
     
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    I come here for audio advice, and it costs me money! Now I'm gonna have to dig in my wallet for better toilets too?

    Damn you SBAF! :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm pretty sure there are also cycling and camera threads around here if you hate money...
     
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    If you live in a modern house you can have modern toilets. If you want, you can choose the hole in the floor squat type: many people consider them healthier! You'll often find a choice in public places.

    Even the traditional toilet can be fitted with a flush tank. But you'd probably be using a jug to wash yourself. Modern equivalent for any type of toilet: simply hose and spray. No fancy bidet, built in or add-on. This is absolutely not Japan!

    I'm happy with that spray. One of the things I hate about visiting the "west" is toilet paper: yuck, disgusting.

    Mind you, at least at this end of the country (South) even the cold-tap water is not exactly cold.

    I speak of urban life. Honestly, I have no experience of rural life, but understand that many not-so-well-off folk are still taking a pot of water to the field.
     
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    It is disgusting. Thats why I proposed that pooping or sickness hypothetical, because I really think pooping is worse than sickness. Of course choosing never pooping instead of perfect health is short sighted / risky.

    I dont have a bidet. Ive been using “flushable” wet wipes for at least 10 years. And whenever I do poop I have to take a shower asap. I feel dirty otherwise and cant physically function comfortably. I will always hold it instead of pooping in a public restroom that way I can do it at home and shower. I think Ill get a bidet now too.
     
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    There are western-style toilets with "wings," too. So you can use them either way. A slip, or loss of balance, though, would result in a very nasty fall.

    Confession: it is a long time since I have even tried to squat on the floor properly. Coincidentally, I tried it the other day: not easy! Age issues include balance issue. I need to work on that anyway.

    Wife was born and bred here. And lives a healthier life with yoga and exercise. But she is only a bit younger than me, and much prefers not to have to get all the way down. But it doesn't phase her, whereas I am strictly in emergency only.

    This is how boutique audiophool cables are made, isn't it?
     
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    I appreciate a bidet but when you’re talking about the sprayers I assume you mean the bum gun type sprayers that one sees in Malaysia and Thailand as well. My problem with this is they often seem to cause a public bathroom floor to be covered in disgusting ass-wash water that one must wade through. Ok, if I really have to go Incan do that but then the toilet itself is soaking wet too. Wtf?? How does this work?
     
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    Probably a shataff, or a toilet sprayer. I think you’re supposed to use one OVER the toilet, not over the floor.
     
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    It's a bit of a mystery to me too, but wet floors in Indian toilets is certainly a thing. One even sees signs requesting it be kept dry!

    Sorry, I am not up for practical research on this one. Not even interviewing people as they come out!

    "Sir, I noticed, the toilet was dry before you went in. Now it is wet. Can you tell me how, exactly, this happened?"

    Errm... No. Definitely, no interviews!
     
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    Pooping is stupid. I poo everyday. I'd rather not poo and be sick one week a year. Also those flushable wipes are bad news. They can cause lots of issues as that make huge slimy sludgy buildup in pipes leading to septic tanks or city sewer lines. If it's the pipes that lead out from your home into city sewer/drains you can be on the hook for repair costs. I'd rather poop outside even in the winter than go through that. If I have to poop in public the wipes are kind of a godsend as I am the same way as you. If I take a big poo I have to wash after it's gross. I'm basically a dirty ape but not as hairy as @YMO also I really like music even when I'm pooping. I have a friend that poops way more than me though, his Indian or rap name would be hewhopoopsalot or sir poopsalot.
     
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    The toilet humor is strong today.
    When his album drops i bet it makes a big splash.
     
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    The reason my headphones smell like candles, is so they they don't smell like poop.
     
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    This is getting poopid!
    That is fine, but you must have a friend or relative to accompany you, scooping it up into a plastic bag.

    I leave it to them to decide whether or not you should be let off the leash. They will know best.
     
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    I've asked but no one dares. Even in the winter I would bury after completion.
     
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    I just learned bidets are not allowed by my apartment lease agreement. wtf. Smoking is not allowed either but my neighbors smoke all day in plain sight of management. Hmmm.
     

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