Why do we sometimes speak up ‘right now’ and other times not? A while ago I had to attend a meeting at the regional headquarters of a national organisation. I arrived on the executive floor of the high rise CBD building, and as is my wont, asked to use the loo. Imagine my surprise on entering the stall to see this:
Yes, you are seeing that correctly: no seat; sit on the porcelain, mate.
Later, when needing to go to the loo from the board room, I found another toilet. On the door was a sign: ‘Gents. Out of order.’ There seemed no alternative, so I investigated and found the toilet to be in perfectly good working order! But I wanted to wash my hands. I could get neither of the soap dispensers at the wash basin to dispense soap. I looked around. On the wall beside the loo was this array: