One thing I’ve never understood is why there are little puddles of pee underneath the urinals in the public toilets at my work.
But today I worked it out – the Chinese believe that it is bad Fengshui to stand too close to a urinal.
In case you’re not familiar with Fengshui, it’s a system of beliefs to help you get good luck and positive energies, by tapping into the direction of winds and compass points. It’s like a more powerful, more systematic version of Fortune Cookies, with Lillian Too being the Fengshui version of L Ron Hubbard.
So anyway, apparently it’s bad Fengshui to stand too close to a urinal, as doing so will anger the solar winds and cause your loved ones to eventually die.
I don’t really believe in Fengshui myself, but I do like citing it as an excuse not to do things, like buying durian-flavored ice-cream for my mother-in-law.