A new approach to sanitation...
A brief word on Japanese toilets...
Not gonna lie...I have been panicked about the bathrooms I would encounter during Pay the Bribe. Much as I try to deny it, pretty much a spoiled westerner at heart. I enjoy frivolous things.
Like toilet paper. And hand soap.
A decision had to be made. Stay home and enjoy my Starbucks lifestyle or venture forward into the great unknown.
I ventured. And encountered this:
I know. You don't know what to do either, do you? (Okay gentleman...maybe you scoff. But try to imagine the sweat I broke into upon viewing this contraption.) I thought maybe if I just ignored the problem, eventually my body would adjust. I could become a medical wonder, the girl who no longer peed.
That didn't work out. After days of struggles, close encounters, cursing the gods, I stumbled upon the squat. Now do not confuse this with a bend. Its practically on the ground, as low as you can possibly go. Its not an exercise for the knees so much as an encounter with the earth.
Panic goodbye...squat hello. I embrace you and your sanitary approach to natures call.