The last time I left Shanghai I blogged about my encounter (so to speak) with the electronic bidet. Again, not my thing. But this time I did get a picture:
I’m sure to some of you this is old news, not worth the bat of an eye—but honestly, I still don’t get it. Yes, I find the historical and cultural differences between toilets and other bathroom habits fascinating (too much information, I’m sure), and this is no different from the dismay others feel at the prospect of “squatting” toilets—something I’ve become accustomed to while traveling over the past ten years.
But a bidet—in an airport bathroom? I know it’s supposed to be sanitary, but being hosed down on a public toilet sounds horrifying.
The USA Basketball team plays Australia tonight. I saw their first match-up in that exhibition game before the Olympics, and it was wild. Not much else to blog about, though. I’m finishing a book. You all know what that means. And yes, it’s ugly.