To celebrate the end of the semester yesterday, my boss took me and my two foreign coworkers out to play pool (pool halls are everywhere in South Korea).
After a few games I needed to use the bathroom and stumbled upon pretty much the Platonic Ideal of a scary Korean toilet:
Squat toilet? Check!
No toilet paper? Check!
No water running in the sink? Check!
No soap? Check!
I learned early on in South Korea that you must always, always carry a pack of wet naps (“mul-tish“) with you lest you find yourself in the above situation.
Second, the problem with squat toilets isn’t the squatting per se, but rather the aiming. I have no idea what’s going on back there.
So there’s your Christmas TMI. You’re welcome.