Curse of the Pooh Shelf

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This is the toilet in my office....
This is the shitter in my office and it suffers from the common affliction of most German speaking toilets.

It has a 'Pooh Shelf'.

This now anachronistic function was in ancient times to facilitate a good inspection of your stool for health purposes.

Surprisingly, this is no longer required, nor in fact enacted.

However these German speaking nations persist in making these DISGUSTING toilets.

The unfortunate end result is that u get a big pile of turd steaming away in the open air stinking out the entire building. It also has a high tendency to cause 'bowl staining' another entirely undesirable byproduct of this taboo topic.

Gentlemen also have to take extreme care that if you do happen to have quite an ample amount of excrement that you have to take care your 'bits' dont go 'fishing'.

It's horrific to say the least...

I've saved you viewers from more dramatic photos and you can rest assured they will not be posted!
(unless I get an overwhelming response) ;-D

AtlantaScottyV says:
Absolutely hilarious. I forgot about these from my trip to Germany. Thanks for the reminder!
Posted on: Jan 11, 2008
catalina says:
I got to know those kind of toilets when i was living in Holland, i was so surprised why they were like that, now i know! It´s incredible that developped countries have this oldy unpractical stuff! Théy´re disgusting.
Posted on: Oct 23, 2007
Girl_from_Germany says:
I know, I know, we Germans love these kind of toilets. Not me though...just wanted to make that clear ;-)
Posted on: Sep 30, 2007
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This is the toilet in my office....
This is the toilet in my office....
photo by: hellenica