On Wednesdays, for as long as I have fodder, I will try to explore these cultural differences in a humorous way. Some of these will apply only to Berlin. Some will apply to Germany as a whole and occasionally I might even catch most of Europe in my post.
I promise, if you know me, I would make fun of any country I live in including the good 'ole USA! (Don't get me started...)
We are going to start this week with....THE TOILETS!!!! This post is also dedicated to my mother who was a bit horrified I did not
Looks normal...but wait...Where is the handle to flush? 2 buttons?
The big one is for #2 and the little one for #1. I think it helps save water.
What is that giant shelf for?
If you don't know, your #2 stays there while the rest goes into the bowl. Why? Ich hab kein Idee. I think it might be so that you can look at your # 2 to make sure that everything is a-ok. I once had a health teacher who would talk about the color, smell and size of her AND her husband's heisse scheisse.
We always keep a brush beside the toilet because as you can probably guess, when it doesn't go in water, it leaves trails. So after every #2, make sure you scrub!
I am not the first one to blog about this interesting fact. Snooker, Alyssa and Heidelbergerin have all been fascinated with this phenomenen.
I am used to the new toilet routine by now but as I was searching for more info, I came upon this asking if my toilet or my keyboard was cleaner? I am just hoping they weren't referring to a shelf toilet!