Thursday, September 28, 2006


Circulating on blogs today is this travesty:Urination will go to committee
A local decision that schoolboys must sit on toilet seats when urinating has provoked political debate.

The head of The Democrats Party, a splinter group of former Progress Party hardliners, Vidar Kleppe, is outraged that boys at Dvergsnes School in Kristiansand have to sit and pee.

Kleppe accuses the school of fiddling with God's work, and wants the matter discussed at the executive committee level of the local council, newspaper Dagbladet reports.

"When boys are not allowed to pee in the natural way, the way boys have done for generations, it is meddling with God's work," Kleppe told the newspaper.

"It is a human right not to have to sit down like a girl," Kleppe said.

Principal Anne Lise Gjul at Dvergsnes School would not comment on Kleppe's plans to make political waves and regretted if anyone was offended by the ban on standing and passing water.

Gjul told NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) that the young boys are simply not good enough at aiming, and the point was to have a pleasant toilet that could be used by both boys and girls. about no.


Blogger Nate said...

My wife makes me sit down to pee for the same reasons. According to her, "a boy's aim does not get any better with age." In our house we have a restroom that can be used by both girls and boys. Because of this system we don't have a problem with "passing water" all over the toilet due to either bad aim or the often unavoidable splashing from increased "water" pressure. I would highly suggest this system of urination to any married couple. I don't really feel like a basic human right has been taken away from me. When a guy prepares to marry, he goes into it with the realization that most of his rights will be lost anyway. So this whole sitting down to relieve oneself isn't a big deal. Men are willing to give up their rights in exchange for sex.

Just so no one thinks I am serious, let me clarify that Carol does NOT make me sit down to pee. She probably wishes I would though. For me, it isn't so much of an issue of bad aim; it is more an issue of paying attention to what I am doing. Or being in a hurry. Or getting distracted in the middle. Combine any two, or God forbid, all three of these problematic scenarios and LOOK OUT! But at least I am generally pretty good about remembering to put the seat up first (putting it back down afterwards, is a little tougher to remember).

04 October, 2006 14:46  

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