Please believe me when I say that I don’t hang around in Thai toilets too much. It’s not a pastime of mine but my regular forays into Thai toilets are simply because I like a beer or two and my bladder is knocking on somewhat. And besides, the top photograph of a Thai funny sign was taken on a hotel stairway. Although I do have quite a collection of funny signs I’ve photographed whilst perusing the porcelain in Thai toilets over a number of years.
The top picture is a funny hotel sign in Udon Thani and was a problem for me because on both nights I stayed at the hotel I returned to my fourth floor room after midnight and slightly worse for wear. The hotel had no lift and I was sporting flip-flops (open toe footwear), which for me are very noisy things to wear. I flip and flop every step I take and can be heard approaching way before I get there. Does anyone know the secret to walking quietly in flip-flops (Hawai chappal), because hotel corridors don’t half echo.
This picture of a funny Thai sign was taken in the car park of the Top Mansion Hotel in Udon Thani and politely points out that if you need to urinate then please don’t do it here, the hotel has a toilet not too far away. The sign was hung beneath a roof and was probably only eventually spotted by many men who have the habit of looking left, right, down and eventually up whilst urinating somewhere they shouldn’t be.
The answer… if you’re wearing a baseball cap then it must be worn correctly and not backwards.
And last but not least…
The Seven Rules of Thai Toilets
- This one is a strange sign. I guess it means no sex fetish games are to be played out in the toilet.
- Number two is there for Thais and warns them not to employ Thai squat toilet techniques.
- By all means check your own underwear but not others.
- Please do not break wind in the toilet. I guess it’s okay in the hotel lift.
- If you want to act like George Michael then please go to a karaoke bar and sing your heart out with your pants around your ankles.
- These toilets are unisex so please keep your hands to yourself.
- No cameras please.
I broke rule seven but Thai toilets are one helluva good place to take a camera.
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