Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #46

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #46

I have been working on this post since, probably, a year ago. That itself is an odd thing 😉 It is all about restroom/toilet… the last place I thought I would find anything odd.

Amsterdam airport


I like the sign on the door of this toilet room – it describes the room, not the person who should use the room.



These restroom signs in a gift shop in Pompei made us giggle. It reminds me of little boys or girls who were having fun playing and didn’t want to go.


I saw this at a couple of service stations. Inside of the ladies’ room, all toilet rooms have a sign saying “Ladies” except one “Gentlemen”. I don’t know what it means. Whenever this happened, it took a while, usually when the waiting line getting longer, before one brave woman announced “oh well, when you have to go, you have to go.”


This sign is pasted on the wall behind the toilet in a couple of service stations. I was a little confused by it, but didn’t say anything. While we were waiting for continuing our tour, one lady came to me and said, “Did you see that picture on the toilet room wall? Are they suggesting us do our business like how men do? Crazy! It doesn’t make any sense! I ignored.”

Later I found out from our tour guide that it simply means “this toilet will flush by itself”. I guess a lot of people (including me, to be honest) would look for a button to push, so they put a sign there.

I told our tour guide what people were thinking about the sign, she laughed so loud that I hurriedly walked away.



There must be a lot of little kids in Taiwan. Twice, I found two toilets inside of a toilet room: one big for an adult and one small for a kid. A new trend?

Hope you enjoy these odd photos. Thanks for visiting my blog.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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36 Responses to Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #46

  1. loisajay says:

    Oh my gosh, Helen! These are so funny–well worth a years wait!

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Lois. I am glad you like it. It is a little out of my comfort zone, to be honest. But at the same time, I find it quite interesting. Thank you for the encouragement! Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Amy says:

    This is so unexpected… and so funny, Helen! 😀 🙂

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  3. neihtn2012 says:

    Hilarious! That “Gentlemen” sign may be for transgender people.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Hien. What you said makes a lot of sense. I remember asking my husband if there was a ladies’ room in men’s restroom and he said no. It’s possible that he didn’t realize there was one. I didn’t realize we had a “Gentlemen” room until someone made that loud announcement. 😉
      Have a wonderful evening.


  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Now Helen, this is an adorable odd ball. All about toilets. 😀 Love it. 😀

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected this post to be featured on Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
    I sure hope you have a fabulous week.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Cee. Life usually seems a little bored after a nice trip. This sure cheers me up and lifts my spirit in the right place. Ha.
      I have said it before… I really appreciate how you take time to keep these challenges going. You have changed the way I look at things. Now I am looking for odd things all the time and have a lot of fun.
      Have a wonderful day!


  7. loisajay says:

    woo hoo, Helen! Congratulations to you!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. prior2001 says:

    Really fun – and oddball!! Great captures – and just a side note on the kids toilet idea – it seems like I recall a few years ago when they were everywhere – especially at rest areas on road trips – but lately we have not seen very many child size seats – and never any with hello kitty !

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  9. Lignum Draco says:

    Seems like you spend a lot of time in toilets. 🙂 Fun post.

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  10. Hahaha…such interesting photos. I completely enjoyed them. And what a variety of shots you have in your kitty – you have for the category of restroom as well. How fascinating..!!!

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  11. joannesisco says:

    What a fun post Helen! I laughed at the story about the self-flushing toilet. I would imagine your tour guide is still telling people about it 😀

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  12. Pat B says:

    I loved this post. It was not only educational, but amusing. 🙂

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  14. Thanks for the early morning smile…

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  15. Robin says:

    Helen, I laughed my way through every photo! It was worth waiting a year. You have patience! And a great sense of humor 🙂

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  16. Do those photos make this post potty humor? 😉. Cute choices.


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  17. Lee V says:

    Hi nice reading your postt


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