Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Malaysian Toilet Mentality and Malaysian Politics

Toilet mentality and politicians.... There is more in common than meets the eye. I'm sure all of us use the public toilets. And I'm also sure that many will say that our public toilets are showing some improvement in the sense that they are now better maintained. But toilet users' mentality still have a long way to go.

I was stuck in Sunway Carnival Convention Centre in Seberang Jaya for two days cos my boy had to go for his pre-selection test. So, one of the places which I had to frequent was the toilet. Public toilets are usually places I'd avoid. Anyway, boy! Did I learn a lot about our public toilet users' mentality in 2 days!

Our public toilets are still smelly.... for some reason, public toilet users have a poor sense of aim and as a result, the toilets smell. Another thing is our public toilet users seem to have poor eyesights. They cannot see the rubbish chutes, even those placed right in the toilets, cos tissue papers are still strewn everywhere. Toilet cleaners do a wonderful job. They have all this blowers to keep the floor dry after they wash it... but still, our public toilets are never dry.... because our toilet mentality hasn't evolved from its basic primal form.

Public toilet users seem to enjoy playing with water cos you see water everywhere. Next, our public toilet users have a penchant for squatting on toilet bowls... as a result you see scratch marks and cuts on the toilet seats. And because of that, sometimes when they have a big deposit to make, especially the rush type which comes out in spurts, the floor and everything in the toilet get soiled.... aargh!!! And that makes me wonder what sort of mentality such users have. I feel sorry for the toilet maintenance crew who has to clean up after these 'homosapiens' who behave worse than animals.

You see, I think many of these public toilet users have this mentality that they will only use the public toilet once... so they don't care about cleanliness and maintenance... to make sure that others who come after them get to use the toilets in their pristine condition. They think only of themselves, of their convenience, their own comfort... everything that reflects me, me and more me punya mentality....

Our politicians are also like that. Many of them come into office... they grab, grab and grab what they can... cos they think they're there only for a limited time. They don't care whether they leave behind a good legacy, do the right things so that the generations to come will continue to enjoy our resources. Malaysian public toilet mentality... Malaysian politicians.... they definitely have something in common... me, me and me; don't care two hoots about those who come after them. Lesson from the public toilets...

2 comments:

daboss said...

kakaka... but when you have to go, you have to go... even if the toilet is filthy. :)

i especially like the warnings i sometimes see in toilets informing people that the toilet will crack if you squat on it instead of sitting on it...

健吾 said...

The most disgusting things for foreigners are the way the Malaysian use toilets and the how they drive cars.
Basically the malaysians don't care about other people in the public place. Do they have the Ethics class in the primary school?