Thursday, November 19, 2009

World Toilet Day is no joke

When a friend emailed me that today was World Toilet Day, I thought he was sharing a joke. This is a serious organization attempting to promote sanitation in places where it is scarce. There are millions of people in the world who do not have access to toilets. These people are used to eliminating their wastes in open areas or directly into water supplies that are used for drinking, bathing, and cooking.

While this is a noble cause, it's difficult for me to get behind (er... sorry about that) an organization that wants its supporters to:

At exactly noon on November 19th, gather your family, friends, classmates, colleagues and everyone you know to squat in public for 1 minute in support of World Toilet Day.

This drives home the point "where would you go?" and how people without toilets are forced to go in public places.

Notify the press to attend. Upload a photo of you squatting to encourage others to join.


Monkeys in Paris said...

Aw man, I missed the appointed squat time. I totally would have done that. Right on Avenue Charles de Gaulle on my way to get a sandwich

Summer said...

I just watched a tv show over the weekend on the travel channel, Most Extreme Bathrooms. Wow