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All Nippon To Have Women-Only Toilets

By Wyatt Earp | February 25, 2010

Maybe they should change the airline name to

TOKYO – Women flying Japan’s All Nippon Airways will have a toilet all to themselves from next month, with the airline designating one restroom on most international routes as female-only.

An airline official told Kyodo news agency that ANA decided to designate women-only lavatories based on a 2007 online survey in which 90 percent of the women polled said they found the idea attractive.

The official also said women do not like using shared toilets as men sometimes leave the seat up. She said demand for women-only toilets was especially high among passengers taking long flights.

That wouldn’t be an issue for me because I sit when I tinkle.

As odd as this story is, this last paragraph was the one that struck me.

Toilet etiquette appears to be an important part of ANA’s policy — the airline had previously asked passengers to use the lavatories before they board flights so as to reduce the overall weight of the plane, which would ultimately be better for the environment as it would mean less fuel usage.

I guess they assume that every passenger has a big, meaty, ten-pound dump in them before they board the plane? Don’t laugh, some of those tiny Japanese women are made up of about 55% poo.

Topics: Snarkasm | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “All Nippon To Have Women-Only Toilets”

  1. RT Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Does everyone in Japan dress like a cartoon character? Geesh.

  2. Ikeclanton Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Well I have a bad back so it pisses me off when they leave the seat down, not up!

  3. Bill R. Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Well, now I know where to stand to join the mile high club. My wife would probably be upset though.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    RT – That was a Pokemon promotion. I wouldn’t fly on that thing, though.

    Ike – Nicely played!

    Bill R. – Only if she wasn’t invited.

  5. Turtle's Back Says:
    February 25th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    My wife solved this issue in our home!!! She bought me a stool and I use the sink.

  6. Fenway_Nation Says:
    February 26th, 2010 at 8:10 am

    That plane is giving me seizures…

  7. metoo Says:
    February 26th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Doesn’t anyone in Japan have good taste in the corporate world? Those ensembles make you think you ingested something ……..medicinal.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 26th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    TB – She sounds like a good woman.

    Fenway_Nation – It’s a nice break in the day, isn’t it?

    MeToo – Coffee, tea, or PCP?

  9. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    February 26th, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    You had me at “tinkle”.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 26th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – Sitting cuts down on spills. What? I’m just sayin’.