Monday, February 21, 2011

Russian Dorm Bathrooms...and a poll.

Alright, so living in a Russian dorm is not idea. Not in my dorm anyways. I live on the 5th floor with about 25-35 Chinese students. We have one kitchen with 5 burners (out of 16) that really work, one shower and 4 toilets.  The shower key is on the 1st floor and at least 30% of time no one knows where the key is.  I am, however, used to all of this and it all seems quite normal anymore.  And even the bulk of this post I've become accustomed to, though I wish I hadn't.

If you know me at all, you know I'm a pretty big fan of awesome toilets, especially when they're immaculately clean.  Well the toilets here are not spectacular nor are they ever even remotely clean.  Out of the two on my side of the dorm, one doesn't flush, neither has a place to put toilet paper and none of the bathroom doors on my floor lock. This means when you hear someone coming your way, your hand shoots out to grab and keep that door shut like Mr. Miagi snatching that fly because knocking in the dorms never happens.

But like I said, I've gotten quite used to it and where it once bothered me, it no longer does.  I am, however, constantly amazed by how often the other guys in the dorm seem incapable of actually USING the toilet instead of the seat, floor and walls surrounding it.  Now again, this no longer bothers me, I'm used to it, but it never ceases to amaze.

It seems that something is preventing them from using the toilet properly and I don't know what it could be. This conundrum has bothered me for sometime and kept me up late into the night or more than one occasion.  

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