1. Loo is always there for you.
2. Loo respects your privacy.
3. Loo does not judge.
4. Loo inspires a feeling of lightness and well-being.
5. What happens in the Loo, stays in the Loo.
Blog author disclaimer: OK, technically #5 does not really happen, since modern plumbing – as most of us know it – efficiently takes care of any business that is left, um, behind.
Can toilets be sexy?
While this may not be the most glamorous of blog posts, no one can deny that without the luxury of the loo, every day life would certainly be a lot less comfortable. And even in its most basic form, minus the extras that increase its level of let’s just say “efficiency,” a toilet is the one fixture most of us could not imagine living without.
a tented bathroom in Zimbabwe
When nature calls ...
So why all this potty talk, you may ask? Well, I have been made aware that tomorrow is World Toilet Day. Why is this peculiar date on the calendar blog-worthy? Let’s put this sensitive subject in perspective ...
Have you ever gone camping in the “ wilderness” and had to rely on less then amenable facilities?
Have you ever traveled to another area or country where sanitation standards are not what you are accustomed to?
Have you ever been affected by a natural disaster that disabled your indoor plumbing?
Have you ever spent an entire day without access to a toilet? How about a lifetime?
Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.
If you have ever been without a toilet for a day or more, it is not difficult to understand the value in having access to this very special room of one’s own. For privacy, for dignity, for personal health and well-being.
To know them is to love them.
Did you know that the invention of the toilet has actually saved more human lives than any other invention in history? Did you know that 2.5 billion people around the globe still do not have access to a toilet? And that illnesses that are a direct result of poor sanitation are the 2nd largest cause of death of children in developing countries? This is why World Toilet Day is important. Because toilets can save lives. And that’s worth talking about. The goal of World Toilet Day is to create an environment where sanitation needs can be discussed openly and honestly. By opening this taboo topic up for discussion, we can find ways to work together to make life better for others.
Don’t be shy, join the conversation!
Follow #WorldToiletDay #WeCantWait and #ThankYouToilet on twitter to learn who else gives a sh*% and what we can do about it! #CelebrateTheToilet
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