I’m not afraid to talk about poo.
Before heading to China a friend gave me a fair warning about the squatty pottys.
I ignorantly dismissed her warning. I had pleasant experiences with squattys in Indonesia and Japan. Despite my past exposure to squattys I would soon endure some squatty potty shock. I have created a few haikus as a reflection of my squatty potty journey while in China.
July 13, 2016
am i standing in urine?
No Toilet Paper. Good Luck.
This is a picture of my mom with her prized toilet paper. Toilet paper is a prized possession in China because you have to BYOTP (bring your own tp) if you plan on leaving the restroom with good hygiene.
After being in China for a few weeks I soon discovered the enormous variety of squatty potties that are offered across Asia. Some resemble fancy porcelain thrones and others are literal holes in the ground. Our host home squatty was from the pre-flush era. Needing buckets of water to force flush the poo poo down the pipes. This variety of squatty is real smelly and a great place for cockroaches to make their homes. Big ones, little ones, quick ones, and flying ones (yes, cockroaches can fly). We discovered this little diddy the hard way. This turned potty time into watch time. As in watch all the corners to make sure the cockroaches don’t come out to avenge their squashed family members. This next haiku is dedicated to the squatty in my host home.
July 29, 2016
Make it quick or die
a throne for cockroaches
flush with a bucket
August 13, 2016
Here are a few pics I snapped for your viewing pleasure. Guess which one harbored a colony of cockroaches?’
Check out some of the benefits of the squatty here or here. It might make your encounters easier to digest. (pun intended) I’m not going to lie I’m trying to talk B into purchasing a squatty potty stool step.
Has anyone else had interesting squatty potty experiences? How do you feel about the squatty potty?