When Adam Curry discovered the concept of sitzend pinkeln” (peeing seated, even when you’re male; a habit gaining ground at least in Germany) in one of his recent Daily Sourcecode episodes, I knew I had 2 cents to give away. And, lo and behold, he started his newly created “Are posh people pigs?” segment in “episode 452&episode_id=49221 by reading my email! :-)
I guess the woman sitting in front of me on the tram must have become really frightened by my loony grin when I reached 19:15 into the podcast and was hearing my own words:
Adam, mein Freund!
DSC 540 had me in tears, listening to you speaking German about good bathroom manners!
You’re right, the concept of sitting down to pee is a pretty strange concept to some men, as you can see on this illustration:
But if it’s explained well, a man can get used to it after a while. I got too, especially because it’s my turn to clean the bathroom including the toilet every second week.
As you will have guessed until now, I’m a folder, as is every good German.
And Adam, no, although german women indeed are something special, my girl isn’t forcing me to clean the bathroom. It’s a matter of fairness to do it in turn — she has to clean my shit every second week, too.
fn1. Not meant literally, we actually use the toilet brush, other than the (posh?) people your callers use to tell of.