But today I want to tell you how to gross out your guests, like we surely did.
When we lived in The Netherlands, we lived in a very old Dutch farmhouse. We remodeled it during the almost 20 years that we lived in it, but there is one thing we did not really think about in the remodeling.
Before we moved into the "rustic" dwelling, we added central heating and a "real" bathroom upstairs. The central heating was wonderful, but we overlooked the fact that the new bathroom was located directly over our bedroom closet. When you flushed the upstairs toilet, the water and whatever else rushed down the drainage pipe almost over our heads. What a noise! Especially in the middle of the night!
It wasn't unusual for us to kindly ask that guests sleeping upstairs please refrain from "flushing" after we had gone to bed. I have never seen such shocked looks on people's faces. It was almost like we had requested that they go out to the outhouse by the chicken coop (or wherever the original outhouse had been located).
Now let's see if this blog post gets as much traffic.