Friday Flush, Issue 7Posted: July 5, 2013
I hope those of you in the States had a relaxing Fourth of July. Since Ken® is away for the holiday weekend, I’m filling in once again and this time to rally for bidet awareness.
The last time I was in Korea, I pressed the most prominent button on a fancy public toilet to flush and ended up running away in shock when the toilet wouldn’t stop squirting water at me. Having spent a good chunk of my life in bidet-free USA, I was unaware of such a modern advancement, dating back to at least the 1700’s. In fact, I only learned while researching for this post that bidets in many countries, including France where it originated, are actually separate fixtures and not integrated into toilets, like in Korea and Japan.
Here is a SNL clip on the bidet.