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8/22/2008

The writing on the wall


Everybody knows them. Public toilets. And we need them all from time to time. Whether we stay or go shopping. Eventually, the body wants to let go. When I use a public toilet, then I need not to take a book along, because the texts are already there. Toilet graffiti, as far as the eye can see. Men write to the cleaning women, they talk about their friends, leave phone numbers or want to get back on a given day, at a certain time at the toilet again.

I do not know how it looks like at the toilets of the ladies. Do they write a lot on the walls? I suspect no.

All in all, often Toilet graffiti are dull they could be more demanding. I have thought about what would be my Top 5 esoteric toilet graffiti, which I will perhaps write on public toilets walls during the next holiday which could really contribute to the edification of the guests?

My Top 5 restroom graffiti

"Serenity is acquired by releasing without hate." -- Gerhard Uhlenbruck,
"All clinging to kills the breath and the light. Therefore let go and live!" -- Irina Rauthmann,
"A rogue who gives more than he has." -- Paul Busson,
"Farewell is always painful, even if only for a short time." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
"Rapid farewells are without love and long are unbearable." -- Robert Walser

Do you have another splendid idea? Certainly we also get the Top Ten together ;-)

4 comments:

Kalilea said...

I was asked the other day if there was anything that would make me consider purchasing my own home. I've never wanted to own property because sometimes I wake up in the morning and decide I want to be someplace else. I don't like the contracts and the hassles that prevent me from being able to pick up the things I want to take with me and moving on.

The one thing that does give me pause on this is the thought that if I owned my home, I could write or draw on the wall whenever I chose. If a thought or an idea passed through my mind that I wanted to record, or simply remember, I could take out a marker and just write it on the wall. The same would be true of anyone who visited. And then I would be surrounded by the thoughts of myself and friends who had taken that moment to scribble them on the wall.

kaydee said...

Thats an interesting collection of toilet graffiti. I have seen a practicle joke and it goes like this:
WHILE YOU ARE BUSY WHY NOT PLAY A GAME FOR PASSING TIME?
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LOOK HERE

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LOOK LEFT

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LOOK RIGHT

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NOW LOOK AT THE CIELING

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AND NOW LOOK DOWN TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE, GO GET YOUR SHOES POLISHED AGAIN :)

Jena Isle said...

This is a funny and light post, and those are very apt and meaningful quotations.

Well, I see here, most of the teenagers thoughts: like "I love him so much". " Don't do it here." , "I want to go to the Bahamas.."
etc. They are not anything really but writings on the wall.

Thanks for sharing. All the best.

ssgreylord said...

I'd add the following to your top 10:

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." -Mahatma Gandhi

"Try and fail, but don't fail to try." - Stephen Kaggwa

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

Thanks Ray.