For The Pleasure Of Pee
I guess the Facilities Manager at Holland's Schiphol Airport must have gotten lots of complaints from custodians who had to wipe up the mess left by men with bad aim. The urinals in the men's washrooms at Schiphol now have tiny little flies in the bowl. Not real flies but the outline of a fly etched into the porcelain. "Why?" would be a good question to ask here. Apparently - and may my male readers correct me if I'm wrong - if there's something in the urinal (we'll call it a "target") while a guy is taking a piss, he will be inclined to aim for that target and be less likley to, you know, piss on the floor. Right. OK, now I know I'm a girl and I get to sit and everything but really, I mean really, how hard can it possibly be that you need a little fly to help you out? I'm sure a little concentration would do the trick boys.
Kind of like Duck Hunt,
only with a fly. And pee.
And while we're on the subject of urinals (because I don't expect to revisit the topic any time soon), I'd like to draw your attention to San Francisco artist Clark Sorensen's Nature's Call urinal collection. Yeah. That's right. Artist. Urinal. Collection. The bowls are elaborate one-of-a-kind porcelain sculptures of various flowers, plants and sea shells. They're actually quite pretty. Too pretty to piss on, really. So if you've got a little bit of cash to spare (as in $3,500 - $10,000 US) you might want to consider investing in one.
OK, so I was going to write something funny here until I realized that there's actual piss in that picture. Gross.