Friday Flush 22.08.08
Just a quick flush today cos I’m practically running out the door.
A man in Canada is in a critical condition after being hit with a toilet cistern lid. What an ignoble way to go. Wasn’t there some famous general who was killed when he was struck by a roof tile? Does anyone know if that’s true? I’m sure I heard it in a history lecture once upon a time.
The hunt is on for New Zealand’s finest loo and entries are now open. Toilets are judged on all the usual criteria – cleanliness, signposting, appearance, amenities offered – and also, oddly, car parking.
Americans are apparently multitasking on the toilet; they’re checking their emails and listening to music. 88% use at least one electronic device in the bathroom! The survey also found that women tend to spend longer in the bathroom than men. Recent efforts to curb water use in the shower has had little effect, with people spending just as much time in the shower as they did 4 years ago.
An incredible strike across all of Scotland by local government workers has disrupted many services. The strike, over set pay increases being below inflation levels, means that schools, which will be left without janitorial staff, will not open, as well as forcing the closure of art galleries, sporting facilities, cemeteries and public toilets. I encourage you to read the article, and especially the comments that follow it. You’ll learn more about Scottish politics in five minutes than you ever thought possible.
And finally in this very brief flush this week, in Macedonia, government ministers who do not provide enough toilet paper for their staff could face fines of up to E1000.
Have a good weekend! I’m off to Sydney on this fine cold rainy day.