Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Flush Gordon

Twenty Thousand Leaks Under The Sea


Sign in "Little India", Singapore. Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

31 comments:

cube said...

Hope that's not posted in a bathroom ;-)

RuneE said...

Might one surmise that it was fine for $500?

Cheap in comparison to smoking in a lift in Singapore! Good shot!

Akelamalu said...

Go on tell me it was on the washroom door right??? ;)

Lisa Milton said...

I guess it leads little room for confusion...

Lisa Milton said...

I was searching for your email, to thank you for your kind words on Much to My Sjogren.

My cluster headaches have ceased, leaving as quickly as they came. Quite mysterious...

Thank you again.

Hammer said...

that sign is almost as graphic as the actal act without the smell.

Sue said...

Great pic of the sign! I too have to wonder where did they post it?

jams o donnell said...

Just so long as there are toilets! Happy WW

Queen of My Domain said...

That's not something I've ever seen before. What a great picture!

Pretty Life Online said...
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Pretty Life Online said...

nice shot... that's so funny! mine's up too.... sorry was an error my first comment...

Lee said...

Ok, knowing that the KJV of the Bible has the phrase, "he who pisseth against a wall," I'm wondering just when this sign was deemed necessary. :)

Joy!

Mushy said...

So, does that mean women can?

Karen said...

Ha!! Thanks for the laugh...I needed that! I've been a "lurker" here for a while, but I don't think I've ever left a comment. Just wanted to say hello and I love your blog! (I also have a huge, crazy fascination with Australia, but whatever.)

Sandy Carlson said...

Is that a prohibition for men only? What a crazy sign. It's hard to believe someone thought an explanation was necessary! Thanks for the laugh, David.

Nap Warden said...

Gotta know...where is that sign posted?

imac said...

Hey David, how come you got a photo of me after a night on the beer.

Misty Dawn said...

Like everyone else, I want to know where it was posted.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Oh my goodness!!! LOL

Andrée said...

OMG that red slash is in THE right spot! LOL

Nessa said...

Is it only on walls you can't pee? Are potted plants ok?

eastcoastlife said...

There are many Indian and Bangladeshi workers in Singapore. every Sunday they would go to Little India in Singapore to meet their friends or do their weekly grocery shopping. Hundreds and thousands of them.

There are not enough toilets for them to use, so they pee behind the back lanes and roadsides. The business owners and residents in Little India are frustrated with their inconsiderate behaviour. By putting up these signs, they hope to have a cleaner and less polluted environment.

katherine. said...

laughing....perfect...we need one in downtown...

Cicero Sings said...

I spent time in the late 80's in West Africa ... same kind of sign only in French! Not that the signs did much good. Some bus stop areas in the city were pretty high with the small of urine. Ugh! Good luck finding a toilet! If I took the bus, I didn't drink very much before hand. When the bus stopped, everyone piled out. The men lined up outside the bus and peed. The ladies held their pagnes around themselves a little further off and peed ... then piled back on the bus again. Nope, this is one serious sign ... only hopefully Little India did provide a spot to pee in! When you gotta go you gotta go!

RUTH said...

LOL....at college the ladies wc's are so crowded we have to hold our P's and Q.
Hope 2008 has started well for you :o)
Rx

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut…what if I can’t hold it?

eric1313 said...

Always classy when that sign is necessary!

Oswegan said...

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

500 is better than a caning, I suppose.

~Oswegan

~Fathairybastard~ said...

They're persnikkedy as hell there. No spittin' or tossin' gum ether. The place is clean and they don't play.

Brian in Oxford said...

Good God, there's a nickname I could do without....Flush?!

Amrita said...

Wish they had those sign all over Big India