Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Twofer Tuesday - Another Sign, Another Prohibition

In this installment of Twofer Tuesday I'll share with you yet another sign. This time, I hope someone can explain to me why our National Park Service is so dead set against this.
My two sentences that I read, and I have the sign to prove it, are:

"Please do not use feet to flush the toilet."
"Push and hold the handle to flush!"

While I'm sure the Parks have a reason for this it brought out the rebel in me. I followed the regulations, but I tell you what, I sure wanted to use my feet.

As for my sentences, well, I was away for a few days so I haven't added much to A Fly on the Wall recently, but I managed to put a few words together.

My two:

“Soap opera?” Brelyan’s brows threatened to meet in the middle. “Soap sings? It has a story to tell?”
His eyes widened and his brows went back to their proper places. “There’s so much about this time I have to learn. So much.”

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Clare2e said...

That's just odd, Leah. I meant your sentences : )

Hilary said...

They must have ended up with some gritty, grubby flush handles... enough visual.

I like your sentences. Of course there are soap operas. You bet your Life,buoy. It's because they have this Zest for Life. You can catch them on your radio Dial on the Coast.

OK, I'll stop now.. before you wash my mouth out with it. ;)

Leah J. Utas said...

Why thank you, Clare.
Thanks, Hilary. I suspect you're just getting warmed up, punwise. Liked 'em.

the Bag Lady said...

Love your sentences, cousin!

And I would have used my foot to flush just because they said I couldn't! But I'm a rebel like that.

David Cranmer said...

My trip north is off if I can't use my feet to flush the toilet!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, df Bag Lady. I was sore tempted to use my feet and thumb my nose at the same time.

David, I totally understand. What is Parks Canada thinking?

Scott Parker said...

I'm this side of a germaphobe when it comes to public restrooms and I always flush with my shoe. I guess I won't be visiting that park.

Had to laugh on your second line: "Soap sings?" Then I got to thinking about other things soap could sing: showtunes, pop songs, jazz standards. Oh, the possibilities are endless.

Leah J. Utas said...

Totally get it with the horrors of public restrooms, Scott.
Glad you got a laugh. And I would never discount the hidden talents of soap. Ever.

Missicat said...

Actually I do know folks who use their feet to flush a toilet because they don't want to touch it...never thought they would put up a SIGN about it!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Missicat, I don't get what the big deal is. The only thing I can think of is someone losing her or his balance, getting injured, and then suing the federal government for not giving a warning.

Barbara Martin said...

Maybe using one's foot puts more leverage on the handle and it broke off, or something. Or whatever is on the bottom of your feet shouldn't be on someone's hands.

Your own sentences are cute. I can see someone from another world having trouble with 'soap operas'.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Barbara. Never thought about feet breaking a handle.

Thomma Lyn said...

Absolutely hilarious sign from the National Park Service -- ha, gotta watch out for those Foot Flushers! ;)

Loved your two sentences and the play on words with "soap opera." Your novel sounds like such fun!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thomma Lyn, thanks. I'm letting the characters set the tone as much as is possible.

Glad you enjoyed the sign. It is a head-shaker.

Reb said...

What about the poor schlub that has no hands? Are they just to leave it there?

Love the singing soap and I'm sorry I'm late.

Nancy said...

Hmmm maybe people were kicking the flush and breaking it. I have seen them hanging limply from some over zealous flusher. (I would have wanted to use my feet, too.)

Leah J. Utas said...

Hey, rules are rules, Cousin!
Glad you like my words.

Maybe that's it, Nancy. I see you're a rebel, too.

Jennifer said...

Why is the Park Service anti-feet? Foot lovers should rise up in protest. :-) Feet touch less objects in a day than hands touch and are, therefore, probably more sanitary.

Leah J. Utas said...

Jennifer, good to see you here. I agree. With feet, we know where they've been.