Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Aim Point

This is another one of those hard hitting issues that Sandra just won’t take on. But, it’s a legitimate story that needs to be told. This is a cultural situation that is important to the understanding of how our friends and allies in the world think and function. That kind of understanding will bring our societies closer together and make us more appreciative of the things that are important to each other. Yes, another toilet tale.

Apparently, there’s an aiming problem here in Europe. Maybe it’s actually just a concern in Germany because that’s where I’ve observed this issue. When you walk into a public toilet, quite often there’ll be an aiming point on the urinal wall. One brand of urinals has the life-size image of a house fly permanently emblazoned into the porcelain. Another uses the image of a lit candle. You can imagine how convenient these little aim points are and how it adds a bit of enjoyment to a standard relief event.

Of course, this is all well and good if you have a facility with these newer designed urinals but what do you do if you don’t? How do you improve the aiming in your establishment?

Now, just the other day, I’m in a very nice, very old gasthaus in Mainz. While visiting their toilets I discovered their ingenious aim point solution. It incorporates two of the things that are men’s favorites, and European men specifically, pissing and sports, and more to the point, soccer. It’s a little soccer goal right there in the urinal. What fun!!! GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! GOLDEN GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! Some inventive guy just made himself a million Euros and at today’s exchange rate that’s a million and a half dollars. GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!!