Thursday, January 20, 2005

Shee Pee's

I just don't know about this...it just seems wrong. I can't pee standing..i got to squat...i never sit on public toilets...ewwwwww ...i squat over them!

WOMEN, rejoice! One of the last bastions of gender inequality is about to be banished and with it the long, long line for the ladies' loos.And while it might not be every gal's cup of tea, the organisers of this year's Big Day Out concert in Melbourne reckon the girls-only urinal will get a standing ovation.
The Shee Pee, as its affectionately known in Europe, will make its Australian debut at this year's Melbourne event in a bid to cut loo queues and offer women a more hygienic option to conventional toilets.
And while organisers agree it might take some a little practice, they believe women will quickly adapt to the idea of peeing while standing.
"After the huge success of the female-only urinals at the Glastonbury music festival in Britain last year, we thought it was definitely a service that women at the Big Day Out in Melbourne would really appreciate," Big Day Out promoter Vivian Lees said.

The Shee Pees concept works thanks to a disposable, leak-proof paper funnel which gives women the freedom to stand.
The funnels can also be used to avoid sitting on conventional toilets, which will also be provided at Melbourne's Big Day Out.
The funnels, called P-Mates, are distributed in Australia by Small World Enterprises.
Company spokesman Kees de Jong said it was "simple to use" with pants, skirts and dresses, however P-Mate hostesses would be on hand to offer guidance where it was needed.
"The P-Mate is a convenient, hygienic, discreet solution to the long queues and other problematic circumstances which confront women, particularly at large events," he said.
The Shee Pee and P-Mate were first used at music festivals in the Netherlands and featured at the Glastonbury festival for the first time last year.
Big Day Out organisers said the stand-up option could be rolled out across the country if the trial is successful at Melbourne's January 30 event.
Big Day Out festivals are held across Australia every year in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and on the Gold Coast. But stand?....NNNNooooooo way jose!

9 Comments:

Blogger Jack the blogger said...

I just don't know about this...it just seems wrong. I can't pee standing..i got to squat...i never sit on public toilets...ewwwwww ...i squat over them!
Thank you so much for that mental image.

12:36 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

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5:04 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

I actually invented this when I was 9 years old. I never got credit for it because my parents just thought I was insane. I swear to God, I did invent this. Here's how... I also hate to sit on a public toilet. One day at the dentist office I needed to go pee. I had drank about 30 cups of water while nervously waiting to be called. The cups at the water cooler gave me a great idea. They were cone shaped. After all of the water kicked into my system, I headed toward the bathroom, cup in hand. I bit the pointy end of, pulled my pants off, straddled the toilet and let it flow into the cup, which drained perfectly into the toilet. And it worked. I put my pants back on, washed my hands and ran out of there like my ass was on fire. I told my mom, very loudly, "I can pee like a boy!" Everyone looked at us. I took a bunch of those cups (stole them) and hid them in the sleeve of my coat to later share with my friends, who by the way, also thought I was nuts. Imagine how much money I could have made off of that at the ripe old age of 9!
Lois Lane
P.S. I think this will be a post on my blog one day.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Jack~ Most girls were told by their mums.."never sit on the toilet seat in public places...you dunno who has sat on it...you may get scabies/cooties!!!

Lois ~ Wtf? I am seriously considering banning you from commenting on my blog AND ya did it twice! No one is allowed to be funnier than me on my own blog!! Crap, i laughed more at your comment than the actual post!!!
Look woman...go write a book and stop making us look bad!!

6:51 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

I'm sorry. :( I will never do that again. Please let me stick around. I like you. And I swear I really did invent that.
Please let the court of comments have mercy on me.
Lois Lane

9:13 AM  
Blogger if_i_had_a_hammer said...

america really has some catching up to do...would this elimate the need for y'all to go to the bathroom in pairs? hehe

11:55 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Lois~ Don't mind me, i'm just a cranky old woman in desperate need of .............ahem.

Hammer ~ hehehehe never! It's in our genes, two by two...its our only time to gossip about you guys :)

3:31 PM  
Blogger riskybiz said...

I'm glad I'm a man!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Risky~ Me thinks your wife is too!

5:43 PM  

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