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There’s Weird And There’s Adelaide Toilet Weird …
June 27, 2022, 8:15 am
Filed under: Australia, Comment, Culture

A few weeks ago I found myself in Adelaide.

I didn’t expect to be there, but I was there.

It had been over 20 years since I had last visited, but in that time, its ‘unique’ reputation had remained intact.

A city of churches.

A city of serial killers.

A city that had a timezone 20 years behind society.

OK, so the ’20 years behind’ is unfair … but that’s not from me, it’s what the rest of Australia used to say when I lived there and I’ve not heard anyone change their tune since.

In fact a Qantas steward once got fired for saying this when their plane landed there:

“Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Adelaide. Please put your watches back 20 years”

Now you’d imagine Adelaide citizens would be up in arms with this sort of shit but they’re not.

The reason I was always told was because it means people stay away and they can enjoy their piece of paradise in peace.

And maybe that is exactly the reason.

But there may be another motivation … and that is the people of Adelaide are more ‘unique’ than anyone thought and just don’t want to draw attention to themselves.

What am I going on about?

This …

That photograph is from a bathroom inside the Adelaide airport.

I’ve spent a lot of my life in airports.

I’ve spent a lot of my life in toilets.

And I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.

Which brings me to my opinion on Adelaide and it’s cultural reputation outside of the city.

Because when you need a sign next to a urinal that states, DO NOT DRINK, that’s weird.

But when you need a sign next to a urinal that states DO NOT DRINK because it’s RECYCLED WATER – which suggests it would be perfectly acceptable to be drinking directly from a toilet if it wasn’t … that’s Adelaide weird.

No wonder I like this city.

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“I’ve spent a lot of my life in toilets.” sounds like a significant announcement. I hope you find what you’re looking for. #solidarity

Comment by John

I’m shocked he admitted it after the police case.

Comment by DH

I would like to point out this is because of a high-fibre diet, not because I am a menace to society. Probably.

Comment by Rob

So you admit you’re full of

Comment by John

If you think Adelaide is weird, you should read your own posts Rob.

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Comment by Bazza

Better than being boring. Or something.

Comment by Rob

Your planner post rationalization won’t work here.

Comment by DH

Well said David.

Comment by Lee Hill

Lawyers must be signage companies best friend.

Comment by Bazza

Hahahaha … yep. I bet they’re lobbying for all manner of pointless signage to ‘minimise corporate liability for customers stupidity’

Comment by Rob

lawyers dont need any fucking help to fuck people over for their own benefit.

Comment by andy@cynic

id take churches and serial killers over some bald twat from nottingham photographing toilets. thats really sick.

Comment by andy@cynic

You have taken worse. I’ve seen you do it.

Comment by George

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