Our Family’s (2nd) Year in the South of France
Kids and Castles - Our year with kids in the South of France

A New Toilet Experience

Whenever you travel, but especially when you travel with kids, dealing with basic bodily functions can be an adventure. I do know many of the rules of going potty on the road:

  • Never pass up the opportunity to use a restroom that is there and available, even if you just went 15 minutes ago
  • If you’re squeamish about turkish toilets (I confess, I still am no matter how many times I tell myself that it’s much more hygenic) look for the handicap stall which always has a proper seat
  • In a pinch, McDonald’s has free and (usually) reasonably clean toilets

But this one was new to me:

Unusual toilet paper location

No, this picture does not mean that they have placed an extra sign in the stall to assure you that you are indeed in the ladies room – just in case panic strikes at the thought you might be in the wrong location right at the moment of peak indignity.

In fact, the toilet paper is OUTSIDE of the restroom – ABOVE EYE LEVEL!!! It is likely obvious from the fact that I’m posting this picture, but this small but very, very important detail escaped me until after the time when it would have been useful.

New rule:  Scout all around the perimeter before entering any public toilet.

4 Responses to “A New Toilet Experience”

  1. Lise Patenaude says:

    Toilet paper placement. Hum… Rather odd. I never would have thought to look above eye level, and even less OUTSIDE.

  2. robin says:

    easier to replace when there’s just one, and it’s outside the stalls, maybe? maybe the attendant/janitor is male and he doesn’t want to embarrass the ladies by intruding any more than that?? Easiest place to install dispenser?? hmmmm, the possible explanations are endless…

  3. vered says:

    Weird! I won’t even try to come up with a logical explanation. 🙂

  4. I bet it’s to keep people from stealing it … I would never think to look outside the stall.