29 July, 2003

Flush

To quote Homer Simpson: "They're years ahead of us in toilet technology!"

The Japanese, that is. Toto, the biggest seller of toilets in Japan, is getting ready to start selling in America. So now we yanks will be able to purchase a $4,000 toilet!

Japan's lavatories are already a step ahead of the rest of the world.

Heated seats are routine, while some toilets come festooned with buttons and control panels.

Foreigners have been known to become rather confused with the plethora of Japanese characters explaining the different functions, and some have on occasion been caught by surprise when a hidden bidet operates instead of the expected flushing.

As a result, cartoon pictures replacing characters on cisterns are likely to be in use by non-Japanese.

It really is a frightening concept to need instructions on how to use a toilet.

1 comment:

  1. toto already sells in america. my porcelain throne is a toto. and no instructions needed!

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