During the first eight weeks Julianne and I have been in Changsha, Hunan, China we haven’t had to use a squatter toilet–which we’re both really happy about cause it ain’t an easy thing to use!
I think during the five years and change I was in Korea I only used a squatter about five or six times. Each time I used it because I was in bad shape from either school cafeteria food or I had food poisoning from a restaurant Korean teachers had taken me to.
I think my internal organs don’t know how to function when my body is squatting and I need to do . . . ahem, ‘#2.’ Add to that that I’m a big guy and my stomach gets in the way of the gymnastics you have to do in order to squat, balance yourself, and do the deed.
Luckily, today I didn’t have any dire need to add another experience with a squatter . . . I’m sure it’ll happen at some point while we’re in China, but I’m hoping I get lucky and don’t have to.