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Delicate Oaxacan bathrooms…

To celebrate my end-of-job + John’s 3-day weekend, we decided to make the 6-hour drive down to Oaxaca City in the state of Oaxaca for the weekend. We will definitely have more insightful comments to add, but for the moment wanted to share this gem of a poster found in the baño of the seemingly oft-gringo-frequented Café Brújula coffee shop.

Among the questions this poster raised for me were:

  • Have you considered purchasing a new toilet?
  • Is this an image readily available on the internet or in restaurant supply stores, or did someone design this Pooh-themed poo-restriction sign specifically for your establishment?
  • Given that the poster is only in English, is this evidently a non-issue with local Mexican patrons?
Taking the term "polite analogy" to a whole to level... If only E.E. Milne knew what Pooh's likeness was being used for these days...

Taking the term "polite analogy" to a whole to level... If only A.A. Milne knew what Pooh's likeness was being used for these days... (updated to reflect author's actual initials!)

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7 Comments on “Delicate Oaxacan bathrooms…”

  1. #1 Kirsten Cairns
    on Jul 4th, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Wow. That is awesome. A piece of euphemistic brilliance.

  2. #2 Frank
    on Jul 4th, 2009 at 8:27 am

    I…wow. Just, wow.

  3. #3 Heidi Lee
    on Jul 4th, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Clearly they have no super-secret 3rd floor available.

  4. #4 Joy
    on Jul 4th, 2009 at 10:25 am

    excellent find, julie.

  5. #5 Refried Dreamer
    on Jul 4th, 2009 at 10:28 am

    wow.

  6. #6 Chris Robin
    on Jul 30th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Sorry, it’s A.A. Milne (as in Alan Alexander), not E.E.

  7. #7 Julie
    on Jul 30th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks Chris, good catch!! Need to brush up on my Pooh trivia! :)

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