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Nov 5, 2011

totally unrelated - and maybe inappropriate?

american bathroom doors

getting more and more of my pictures from the us-trip ready and uploaded on flickr i stumbled on this one above:
this is how big the gap between door and door-frame in american public bathrooms is. on both sides!
just thought i let people know so that they can prepare for a bit less privacy if they plan on travelling there :-)
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Bin gerade dabei, meine USA Fotos fertigzumachen und bei flickr hochzuladen, und dabei bin ich über dieses schöne Exemplar oben gestolpert:
so große Lücken gibt es zwischen Tür und Rahmen in öffentlichen Toiletten in USA. Auf beiden Seiten der Tür!
Dies mal nur so zur Info, damit ihr euch vor einer Reise ggf. schon mal drauf einstellen könnt :-)


And while we´re at it (the strange stuff that is) here´s a picture of an american drive-by-mailbox - we don´t have anything like this in Germany either.
These are all the strange things i have for you right now, soon i am leaving for Berlin to visit friends and attend a blogger meet-up.
I´ll report on that later.
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Ach, und bei der Gelegenheit gleich auch noch ein Foto eines drive-by Briefkastens, über den ich schon in einem meiner on the road posts berichtet habe.
So, mehr merkwürdiges habe ich nun nicht mehr (glaube ich), gleich gehts los nach Berlin, Freunde besuchen und zum Blogger Treffen, das einige Berliner Bloggerinnen nun schon zum zweitenmal organisiert haben.
Ich werde berichten!

drive by post box, Laguna Beach

Have a nice weekend / schönes Wochenende Euch!

9 comments:

  1. Claudia sometimes the gaps in the bathroom doors are even bigger! When this happens I have my kids stand in front. Horrible American bathroom planners! lol :)

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  2. Summer, really?? wow.. i think this is really wide enough!! :-)

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  3. Das schreit nach kontrolliertem Urinieren ... - Aber drive-by Briefkästen finde ich großartig!
    Es wird echt Zeit, daß ich mal nach Amerika reise.

    Schönes Wochenende in Berlin!

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  4. Silke, alles eine frage der planung!! Und danke, ich werde mich bestimmt amuesieren in berlin.

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  5. Haha, I agree -- that seems like a pretty small gap to me by US standards. :)

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  6. Alexis, o.m.g.!! Even bigger would be horrible!

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  7. Doors are an infamous cultural issue. Germans in general believe that doors should be solid and should shut tightly and precisely, whether they are interior or exterior. Americans tend to care (somewhat) about the exterior doors, but interior doors are typically hollow, flimsy things.

    It saves money, is the chief reason why, and for some reason we feel very different about interior vs. exterior privacy (the exterior bathroom door tends to be quite solid).

    Perhaps you mostly stayed in hotels where the doors have to be solid and were spared this, but a bedroom door in a house tends to be quite flimsy (unless culturally germanic people built the place).

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  8. Hi Diane, still no blog?? :-) thanks for your long and interesting comment, learned something here and wonder how you know stuff like this..
    take care!!

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  9. I guess it's something I don't even think about! It is weird, though, now that you mention it.

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