Court backs blokes’ right to stand

23/01/2015

A German court has backed blokes’ right to stand to pee:

A court in Germany is ruling in favour of a man’s right to urinate while standing up, after his landlord demanded money for damage to the bathroom floor.

The landlord, who was seeking €1900 ($NZ2878), claims the marble floor was damaged by urine that missed the toilet bowl.

But a Duesseldorf judge ruled that the man’s method was within cultural norms and said “urinating standing up is still common practice”.

Some German toilets have red traffic-style signs forbidding the standing position – but those who choose to sit are often referred to as a “Sitzpinkler”, implying it is not masculine behaviour. . .

The judge was a bloke.

Had it been a woman she might have had more sympathy for the landlord, or at least ordered the bloke to aim better or clean up after himself.


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