1) No fans: you asked for a fan, you got one. You’re welcome. The ad says „No aircondition“. The summers have never been so hot like the last two days, so we thank you for the advice; we brought a big fan for the room yesterday!
2) The policy „Please pee while sitting“ : Never ever has someone told us, he thinks that’s a discrimination against men. It’s a cultural thing, and we think it’s a discrimination for Ladies: having to touch a toilet seat full of men’s pee, especially when it’s her own home she’s willing to let people stay in – it's just not cool!
Here are seven reasons why men should be sitting while peeing:
1. Hit the target 100% of the time
Okay, that is the most obvious benefit, but a huge benefit for all concerned. No longer having to get that little bit of toilet paper just to clean where you went off target, or more likely where you have to clean up after your sons who don’t give two figs if there’s a target there or not, as long as the toilet bowl is in the same room they’ll pee anywhere.
2. It can help ward of prostrate problems
In 2014 researchers at the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands found that sitting down to pee helped men suffering from Lower Urinary Tract disease symptoms to pee with greater force. Sitting creates “a more favourable urodynamic profile”, which helps ward off prostate problems.
I have to say I have found this, and rather than that little dribble being left at the end of a standing pee, no more little dribbles whilst sitting down.
3. Men who sit whilst peeing have a longer healthier sex life
Ah! that got your attention didn’t it. Well apparently it’s true.
Standing to wee, apparently activates a host of discreet muscles in the pelvis and spine which prevent proper urination( Telegraph) , and without a full evacuation this can lead to prostrate problems, which leads to less and less sex over time.
(UPDATE) This is apparently a load of bull and that little tactic of info was used as a way to encourage men, in some European countries, to sit down more often whilst peeing. (RealScience)
4. It’s more relaxing
Now, it’s not like one of those times when you go for a…. how do I say it….dump, when you have a good book, and you’re settling in for 15 minutes, it’s just a quick sit, relax and back up.
5. No more penis fly catcher
Yep, most men have experienced getting their dangly bits caught in their zip and believe me it’s not a pleasant experience.
6. Much easier to answer an email sitting down
Sad but true. Who hasn’t taken their phone or tablet to the toilet and killed two birds with one stone, and answered an email whist going to the toilet. Come to think of it, I wrote part of this article sitting down on the toilet (only kidding 🙂 (actually I’m not)
7. 49% of Men in Japan Pee sitting down
Eh so what! Well, no real reason to put that in there except to add a 7th point.
Seriously, peeing sitting down or standing up is a cultural thing, it’s a personal choice. I like to pee sitting down, I’m PROUD, I’m still tough, I’m still a man, I can still wrestle a lion and punch an alligator in the jaw, just because I pee sitting down doesn’t make me less of a man (Disclaimer: No Lions or Alligators were injured whilst writing this article, mainly ’cause I was peeing at the time).
3) Dirty dishes in the kitchen: This is not a hotel. we live here.
And a side note: Would have been nice if you closed the balcony door before you left the house in the evening while a thunder storm arrived.
Sincerely yours, Kim + Sven