Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 01 Aug 2015 07:30:50 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml Froggersfroat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=93#comment15 Time for a Hollywood remake?...P**ing in the rain...fancy footwork, umbrellas....Gene Kelly I hope your rotating nicely in the tomb! Thu 06 Aug 2009 19:13:39 GMT+1 U14081247 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=87#comment14 Regarding "night soil", the following:"On the basis of the data of Wolff, Kellner and Carpenter, or of Hall, the people of the United States and of Europe are pouring into the sea, lakes or rivers and into the underground waters from 5,794,300 to 12,000,000 pounds of nitrogen; 1,881,900 to 4,151,000 pounds of potassium, and 777,200 to 3,057,600 pounds of phosphorus per million of adult population annually, and this waste we esteem one of the great achievements of our civilization. In the Far East, for more than thirty centuries, these enormous wastes have been religiously saved and today the four hundred million of adult population send back to their fields annually 150,000 tons of phosphorus; 376,000 tons of potassium, and 1,158,000 tons of nitrogen comprised in a gross weight exceeding 182 million tons, gathered from every home, from the country villages and from the great cities like Hankow-Wuchang-Hanyang with its 1,770,000 people swarming on a land area delimited by a radius of four miles."F H King, Farmers of Forty Centuries, 1911and this waste we esteem one of the great achievements of our civilization.;-{ Thu 06 Aug 2009 17:28:38 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=81#comment13 Okay Eloise, I guess it may not be your Birthday but since Eddie's raised the issue - "Tonight's editor Eloise "hand wash" Twisk" - I thought I might pass on this, told to me many, many, years ago and advised to be the minimum time required.... So...Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday Dear E-l-o-i-s-e,Hippo Birdie 2 Ewe!Done.Finished washing one's hands that is; on all surfaces (including, between the fingers) with soap and water. If more time is taken, that's all for the good.The hand-washer might sing the song to themselves - at normal tempo (using whoever's name) whilst washing their hands. In most circumstances, a decent job will have been done. Thu 06 Aug 2009 17:14:03 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=75#comment12 Men can pee into a soft drink bottle, but women can't. Without making a mess, that is. (No remarks about missing the toilet.) Thu 06 Aug 2009 15:50:34 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=68#comment11 DI_Y 11Perfectly okay, since you ask. Ha! I wondered if we'd get onto the subject of Richard the III's...Well, in some cultures a shower "stool" (is that a pun..?) is required by both custom and religion. See the "Personal Hygiene" section at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FecesThen, there's the use of "Richard's" in many parts of the world as a fertilizer - including parts of the US (remember, for health safety, it's not only hands that need washing thoroughly)Anyway, whilst we're on this topic, if our Govt and its' responsible (?) Agencies don't get to grips with our failing and often inadequate sewage sytems, river floodings etc, I can see the return of the "Gong Farmer". Which, the way things are going may be one of the few jobs to be had. A bit smelly perhaps but remember, "Where there's muck, there's brass"."A gong farmer was the term used in Tudor Britain for a person employed to remove human excrement from privies and cesspits. Gong farmers were only allowed to work at night and the waste they collected had to be taken outside the city or town boundaries."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_soil Thu 06 Aug 2009 14:20:52 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=62#comment10 Ok so number ones' are ok...but what about numb.. Thu 06 Aug 2009 13:31:40 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=56#comment9 There is an etiquette to peeing in the shower?Eddie at the beginning of this week my universe didn't encompass peeing in the shower was recommended. Now I have to learn there are do's and dont's to the practice?Can an entry in Debrett's Online be far behind? Oh - that last word - forgive me. lolSubject: showering update - Dear E I dim Anagram: USA periwig nod - Meade dither Thu 06 Aug 2009 12:08:20 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=50#comment8 Surely, "rules" for peeing in the shower should incorporate words to the effect that one should -Never pee on the tiles, especially the grout. Because, if you do, you could "wash" the grout out. Following that, a truly bad smell could ensue - reminding one and all, of the pong from the WORST public loo..! Thu 06 Aug 2009 11:38:54 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=43#comment7 I just had a pee...Tee hee Thu 06 Aug 2009 11:14:40 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=37#comment6 Apparantly this is an art form now!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jlblfHMyH8 Thu 06 Aug 2009 11:03:38 GMT+1 T8-eh-T8 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=31#comment5 Does a royal we lead to a royal flush? Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:58:40 GMT+1 Hesiodos http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=25#comment4 During a dry spell in New York (approx 1965), there were posters in toilets saying,"Don't flush for everything" Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:50:11 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=18#comment3 Also a rather obvious solution is not to flush the loo every time it is used. Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:46:36 GMT+1 funnyJoedunn http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=12#comment2 Is it still ok to pee in the toilet?Thought it a bit off-the guardian article encouraging peeing in shop doorways after the pub. Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:43:21 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=6#comment1 No, sorry but this still strikes me as totally inappropriate. There are much more hygienic ways to limit the use of water and help save the environment. Two examples: Australians are very "save water" conscious and would never leave a tap running while cleaning teeth and, during the nearly ever-present droughts, people shower with a bucket in the shower recess to collect the water sluicing off them and use it to water the garden. Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:37:37 GMT+1 Richard_SM http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/08/showering_update.shtml?page=0#comment0 ....etiquette in the shower? Then you'll need to watch the P's and Q's. Thu 06 Aug 2009 10:15:49 GMT+1