I'm sorry to belabor the bathroom subject, but Joe encountered something in the bathroom here at work that he never saw in the US:
|A "fly" in the urinal.|
The urinals are "equipped" with a painted on fly for "target practice":
Apparently this is not unique to Switzerland, though it is "on target" with the Swiss cleanliness sensibilities. The Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam famously introduced "flies" to their urinals in the early 1990's to improve aim and lower cleaning costs, if you know what I mean. And it worked!
Anything can be used for target practice for men, but the fly seems to be the most effective. Psychologically men want to pee on things they don't like. If it was something pretty like a butterfly or ladybug, men might not aim directly at it. If it was a spider or cockroach, it might induce fear and make them not even stand there. The fly is universally disliked, but does not induce fear. The perfect target!
If you want your own fly guy you can buy it here at www.urinalfly.com. Seriously.
Women don't need a target to keep the bathroom clean. Just sayin'...
Today's poem speaks for itself...
What do I see?
Next to the drain
staring up at me?
Could it be
a nasty ol' fly?
Why's it not gone?
for the john.
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