ok, one last thing came to mind since we have to "catch up to the rest of the world".
how many of you have gone to a restaurant in the US where there was no toilet at all? i mean i nice place, with violinists and candles??? in a popular tourist city? you or the wife go to take a break at the "WC" (water closet) and lo and behold there is no toilet - if a guy and all you have to do is take a leak no biggie - but otherwise you have to aim your no. 2 or both if a lady by squatting into a small hole in the floor that goes directly to the sewer. in rome, paris, venice, it happens. i'd guess that in my travels about 10% of the time - but where i least expected it.
yup - we have to catch up with the rest of the world!