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March 7, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Thai bathroom sign

ThaisignEric McDaniel submits a picture taken in Thailand:

I recently took a bus from Sukhothai, Thailand to Bangkok. This is a sign on the bus's bathroom door.

The sign is clearly prohibiting doing something in the bathroom, but what is it? Even our native Thai-speaking companion couldn’t figure it out.


No whoopee cushions allowed...duh!

Posted by: furd_burfel at March 7, 2007 01:41 AM

No farting, clearly. Which begs the question - has Thai law passed into statute "The Smeller's The Feller?" (And what's the penalty?)

Posted by: =David at March 7, 2007 06:33 AM

"No pretending to drive a car while sitting on flying potato chips." Duh.

Posted by: Haggai at March 7, 2007 08:40 AM

No sitting on sheep?

Posted by: arcticJKL at March 7, 2007 10:16 AM

I would guess no smoking with your butt o.O !!

Posted by: Magzime at March 7, 2007 03:27 PM

I would interpret it to mean "no number twos," please. It is a bus, after all.

Posted by: Nicholas at March 8, 2007 12:29 AM

No cutting off a rabit''s tail to make yourself look like a rabit.

Posted by: st33med at March 8, 2007 10:00 AM

Not knowing anything about the Thai language, I'll take a wild guess and suggest that perhaps this sign is requesting passengers on the bus not to pass gas in the seating area where it would disturb other people, but to do it in the bathroom instead? Makes as much sense as anything else.

Posted by: SilvorMoon at March 8, 2007 12:28 PM

According to my Thai friend, the sign says "toilet."

He has no idea what the noxious-looking cloud is supposed to symbolize.

If I had to guess, I'd say it means "no crapping in our toilets."

Posted by: James at March 8, 2007 12:55 PM

Thailand is not a country 100% into the concept of the flush toilet w/ water tank. The nicer CitGo gas stations have buckets of water next to the toilets --- you use the toilet, then the water.

My guess is, if anyone had gone IN the bathroom, there's no water source and the toilet is only for doing #1. In other words, "no pooping b/c you can't flush and other people have to use this."

Posted by: cheryl at March 9, 2007 08:03 AM

It clearly says do not attach any rocket powered devices to you backside while pretending to drive.

Posted by: dahobo at March 10, 2007 01:14 PM

It's clearly "no farting", but

that's hard to do when you are taking a no. 2

Posted by: blinking blythe at April 24, 2007 04:20 AM

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