Originally Posted by yayi
I won't sit period.
I have a friend like that, Jules. We actually all call her `Julie doesn't like it' cos of her many hang-ups!
We all went on a big girly trip to Koh Samui in Thailand a few years ago. Now, I am not one who gets overly paranoid (I was in the army and the toilet situations there are NOT special, let me tell you) but the toilets on a remote little island in the middle of nowhere certainly leave a lot to be desired.
On one morning in particular we went and did some sightseeing and the first stop was a beautiful place called `Waterfall Number One' (there are two on the island). It was stunning and we were all about to hop in for a swim when I got THE URGE. One of my girlfriends said - `don't worry, just pee in the water it's not stagnant' but unfortunately for me it was not THAT urge. It was the OTHER urge. And also unfortunately for me I am not one of those who is able to hang on all day either. When I need to go I need to go within, like, 20 minutes. Jules can hang on all day if she has to - she doesn't poo anywhere but her own bathroom. But on this occasion she had to go as well. So we made our way to the `public toilets' at the site, dreading what we might find.
When we got there, a little old Thai lady was sitting out the front with a roll of toilet paper - selling it
to tourists. So we paid and she tore off one square piece
for each of us!! Anyway, when we went in what a sight met our eyes. There were actual toilet bowls there but they were inset into the ground (so you had to squat down) and for a flush there was a bucket of dirty water in the corner and a trowel. I really, truly thought Julie was going to pass out. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! Nowhere to wash your hands or anything.
I must say that experience did leave me somewhat squeamish and I certainly did not miss that part of the holiday after arriving home!!!