#45: A Toilet Not for Use
This weirdly specific rule is extremely concerning. This sign was in a Japanese historical house to let visitors know that this area was once a bathroom. It simply says “a toilet,” but then employees felt the need to add “not for use” at the bottom in both English and Japanese.
Let’s be honest with ourselves. We all know what happened in order for this sign to be necessary. In public spaces such as a touristy historic house, there are bound to be a few people who make bad decisions that affect everyone else. Because a few completely unhinged guests thought an ancient toilet was a normal place to take a bathroom break, everyone now has to see this gross sign.