Rough Thought #3 - The following is the 3rd in a series of blogs concerning my somewhat bizarre ponderings concerning numerous house-related topics.
The one bathroom fixture I can’t understand as not being a standardized fixture in houses today are urinals. They are in all public restrooms. Ladies should insist on them in houses. To those ladies who gasp or groan at this, I challenge you to get your black light out. The most common comment I have heard from women is that they don’t want one of these unsightly things in their bathroom. Therefore, I challenge all women with one or more men/boys in the house, to take a blacklight into a darkened bathroom. If they did, urinals would be required within the week. You will be amazed as to just how large the splash zone is and nobody would ever place a magazine rack or anything else near the toilet again. Anyone needing to sit on toilets will certainly feel a bit unsanitary. Don’t blame the male gender for poor aim, or thinking they could just simply sit like the ladies, because folding up the plumbing causing other problems. It all comes down to a simple question of physics. You take a water source from a floppy hose, and empty it (freely or under force), 2-3 feet above a bowl of water, and it will splatter. Until the plumbing manufacturers develop a toilet bowl shape that will contain or eliminate splash, that will not change. Installation of a urinal will physically separate those that need to sit, and lessening the distance between the floppy hose and the bowl of water to inches, thereby reducing the splash zone. Ladies, did I make my point?