Don't Stand on the Toilet!

In the restroom of the Chinese food court that my mom and I always go to is the sign above. I don't totally understand the first picture (the one with the X over it). Do Chinese people actually try to stand on toilet seats like that?! Who the hell takes a dump standing completely upright?!


  1. OH LORD, you are lucky that you are not a lady! Many women squat from a very high level(as pictured), and splash urine ALL OVER THE DARN SEAT. And of COURSE they do not wipe away said urine, they leave it there for strangers to deal with. So gross!

  2. If you've grown up using squat toilets, using a western-style toilet is going to feel awfully unnatural (as indeed it is, anatomically).

  3. No, no, but look at the picture. The pregnant dwarf is not squatting. The pregnant dwarf is standing fully upright!

  4. It's not brain surgery, folks. Seat = sit.

  5. You can squat all you want, if you're willing to clean up the considerable splash back. If I hover, I clean. Urine may be nearly sterile, but that doesn't mean I welcome other people's urine on my skin, thanks.

    You can't excuse that lack of courtesy with a cultural difference in toilet choice, and not every person who squats, splashes.

    When in Rome, man.

  6. Anonymous3/07/2010

    Its for muslims. They are obliged to stand on the toilett in order to get to paradise.

    Qadaahul Haajah. Gates of Paradise opens for those who obey these godly rules.

    10. One should sit on the feet (e.g. squat) keeping thighs wide apart with the stress on the left foot.

  7. Anonymous8/17/2010

    I like to urinate on all the toilet paper in a stall. Just think how funny it is knowing someone is taking a crap and gets a hand full of wet paper