Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday French Inspiration

Today's Post is on Comfort Zones

You are experiencing the beauty of some ruins in the french country side, like those in Les Baux. You've been drinking a lot of water to wash down the madelines with nutella, and chocolate with noissettes you have been feasting on. You have enjoyed the shops and atmosphere, but now you have got to go use the toilet.

You walk into the restroom open the stall and realize there is something missing, namely the toilet. Or at least what you as an American girl expects to find in the stall. Instead you see something very similar to the picture above. Good Luck!!!! I hope you have been working out those thighs. You are now wishing you hadn't skipped those squats at the gym.

They say the french don't get fat, it is because they are constantly exercising, by walking to school and work, taking stairs to their 5 story walk up, and yes, they squat while they good.

Not every public restroom is like this, but it was a shock the first time I encountered one. I actually moved to the next stall because I didn't know what I was supposed to do. LOL I am a spoiled american. But I stepped out of my comfort zone when I couldn't hold it. It was not my favorite thing, but it was helpful in my situation.

Getting out of your comfort zone doesn't always have to be so unpleasant, sometimes it leads to the best friendships, or a new favorite hobby. I hope you are always willing to try something new.

5 Awesome Reactions:

Anonymous said...

I don't believe that I would know quite how to use this as a restroom either. I like being a spoiled American.

Anonymous said...

What the heck is that!! I lived in Mexico for a while and none of their public bathrooms (or private for that matter) had toilet seats! I could never figure out why. I had some pretty awesome quads after four months of living with that.

Cynthia said...

I wouldn't know what to do either!

I do agree with you about comfort zones though. The best successes in life are always outside our comfort zone.

L.T. Elliot said...

God bless America.

I'm terribly spoiled.

Motherboard said...

I seriously hope some day I get to go to France! I just hope that I can find a bathroom with a toilet!