Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Will the real man please stand up?
Telegraph | News | German men told they can no longer stand and deliver: "German men are being shamed into urinating while sitting down by a gadget which is saving millions of women from cleaning up in the bathroom after them.
The WC ghost, a [six British pound] voice-alarm, reprimands men for standing at the lavatory pan. It is triggered when the seat is lifted. The battery-operated devices are attached to the seats and deliver stern warnings to those who attempt to stand and urinate (known as "Stehpinkeln")."

We have once again established the difference between German men and American men. German men are apparently shamed into sitting down to pee. American men would simply stop lifting the seat and, most likely, pee all over it. I'm really not sure if that's a reason to be proud of our culture or not - it's a mixed bag.

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