There are curiosities at every turn in Seoul. Today I went to a children’s cafe and was amazed at the simplest of things – the toilet!
The bathroom attendant kept pointing at my slippers, and then at the floor. What could she mean? There were some wacky looking Union Jack slippers inside the bathroom – so I slipped my cafe slippers off and slipped my feet in those. Relief – she let me in.
And then she directed me to the male head. “Lady too long.” Fine, I thought, any toilet was fine.
I was so happy when I sat down and felt the heated seat – whew, I love modern Asian toilets! But then I couldn’t find the handle to flush, because it’s not there. Instead there’s a panel on the wall with several options.
What button would you push? I went with the colored one, and it did the job! Stand by – I’ll try each button one day in a less busy setting and report on all of the options.
On my way out I saw the boy’s urinal – isn’t it cute? I almost threw some water down to see if it lit up or played a message, but I could hear people waiting outside.