Brian & Ann's European Experience

Friday, May 13, 2005

Little Differences 5

The bathrooms here in the Netherlands always have full floor to celing doors. All of them. Even the public ones (which you have to pay fifty cents or so to use).

I don’t get how on the one hand you can have a sophisticated quality-of-life improvement like fully-contained toilets, but at the same time the same liberal, socialist-leaning European citizens are fine with charging for the fulfillment of bodily functions. I find that kind of weird. You think that along with the “free health care for everyone” and “free education for everyone” that logically “free toilet use for everyone” would follow.

Just another example of the social complexities of “the Continent”.


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