“Dude, I’m on the toilet, and I’m e-mailing you,” or something like that.
Last week, the apparently popular Tokyo DJ, Naika_tei, who also apparently doesn’t know to check for toilet paper before laying logs in a public bathroom, discovered the TP shortage after completing his business. The tei played it cool in the electronics store and sent out this tweet:
"[Urgently needed] toilet paper in the 3rd floor toilet of Akiba Yodobashi."
Five minutes later, he sent another desperate tweet.
After 18 minutes, he tweeted again:
"The toilet paper arrived safely! Thank you very much!"
No amount of tweeting would help the fellow in the video, below. According to one of my language correspondents, the folks in this clip are speaking Dutch, and the dude tried to wash his hands in the Pissoir — the portajohns were apparently there for the women. When she asks: For the record: is that the pissoir? The guy in the red shirt says: yes, a pissoir.
The blond with the microphone says she is speechless.
At least when I was a kid and went to Maple Leaf Gardens when Toronto had a winning hockey team (yes, I am that old) the communal urinal trough was level with the floor, not at handwashing height.