In Japan, Cleaning Public Toilets for Free Is a Hobby

(Photo: Associated Press)

Dave Barry writes that, "sometimes we think the Japanese do these things just to mess with western journalists." Well, it's possible. But the Associated Press reports that some people in Japan gather together to clean public restrooms for fun:

A group of adults and children assemble at a public toilet near a station in Tokyo on a Sunday morning at 6am.

They're here to scrub it clean - from top to bottom.

Urinals and toilets are the first targets, then it's the turn of the walls, the sinks and the floor.

By 7:30am, they are gone, leaving behind them a gleaming public toilet, looking as good as the day it was installed.

This group of bleach-sloshing good Samaritans are the Benjyo Soujer, a 35-member group created on Facebook, who task themselves with scrubbing clean Tokyo's thousands of public toilets one by one.

Link -via Dave Barry


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