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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

  1. Kirsten Cairns says:

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

  2. Frank says:

    I…wow. Just, wow.

  3. Heidi Lee says:

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

  4. Joy says:

    excellent find, julie.

  5. Chris Robin says:

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

  6. Julie says:

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

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