Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lovely to be a Guy in Mexico

I am afraid I am the type of person who has to visit the washroom a lot. It is a curse. Me and pregnant women. And sadly, I usually have to go more than they do.

The problem is that when you are in a place like Mexico the bathrooms aren't always that spiffy. And the toilets don't take toilet paper. Which means you get to wipe and then deposit in a garbage can. As a woman, this makes me uncomfortable in about 784,756 different ways.

When we were in Chichén Itzá the public toilets didn't even have seats. Making me wonder why they had bothered. They should have just dug a hole. At least one can crouch over a hole. Try crouching over a toilet without touching it. I draw the line at sitting on a toilet with no seat in the middle of a crowded heritage site where I am already being asked not to flush my toilet paper. This is the equivalent of having your OBGYN ask you to squat while they slide underneath you on a skateboard to prod.

It is times like this when I realize that the ability to pee standing up might actually be an advancement in evolution, not the bane of my bathroom walls; one that I am bitterly envious of.

2 comments:

muffy said...

OBGYN ask you to squat while they slide underneath you on a skateboard to prod. "Niiiice", I think you are still in the head space of that movie last night.

Tash said...

Yes, I agree. That has to be one of my FAV! CBM quotes to date!!!