Jide Alakija

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Stand up the seats.

What's the whole big deal with the toilet seat and women? Of all the things for a man to submit to it is the fact that the seat has to be placed in the seating position. Why is it such an issue? "For crying out loud can't you place the seat in the seating position?....you men!!!" She grunts!

This issue has caused seperation in marriages. It's so bad now that toilet manufacturers have caught on to this in their pitch.."Man Proof seats", the can't stay in the upright position, they will always fall to the seating position. BULLOCKS!!! Again a woman has managed to get all this attention in the "Male-dominated" manufacturing workshop. Some will argue that these so called problem solvers are looking out for their male buddies. RUBBISH!!! I say we men need to stand up for our rights...why don't we invent a contraption that enables women to do it the same way men do it. That way they'll get it.

I once dated a girl who forbade me from taking a leek standing up! No kidding. In her opinion I was causing splashes all over the floor as most men do. AGAIN BULLOCKS!!!! You're toilet does not meet ISO-xxx0002234 Standards. It caused major headache for me, I actually did it like a woman! YUCK!!!

Men, Guys, dawgs!!!! Stand up to these women!

This shot is one I took last Christmas in a traditional party in Benin City, Nigeria. I was walking into the house (to which the wall you see is what this gentleman is leaning on) and as I approached the house I saw him...he had the most interesting expression. I whooped out the cam and snap, walked in. I wonder what he must have thought at my actions there, I didn't even ask him for the picture opportunity.

comments (12)

  • adah
  • United States
  • 3 Jun 2008, 01:34
lol...I'm sure the guy was pretty confused. ehmmmm jide I think you meant "your" instead of "you're"wink (you're toilet...)
Jide Alakija: That's what I was expecting corrections. My writing can only improve with your comments....please keep them coming...although I would have thought that you guys would have had more to say today...
A lovely image - beautifully seen.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Stephen.
  • Babz
  • Newcastle
  • 3 Jun 2008, 03:35
lol @ your story. out with a bang with your tales by moonlight! keep 'em coming.
U forgot to add the man's list of chieftaincy titles... Odenigbo!
Itu-Okpolokplo XI etc.
Nice "as u see me so expression" too.
Jide Alakija: LOL Thanks Babz
  • The Chameleon
  • Planet Earth
  • 3 Jun 2008, 09:41
i think that'll be ISO-14001! And No there's nothing about 'toilet seats' in the procedure grin
Jide Alakija: Hmmmm....A female type comment!
great shot !
I don't mind if you stands, as long as you do the cleaning ! smile)
Jide Alakija: You are so in the minority!
  • The Chameleon
  • Planet Earth
  • 3 Jun 2008, 13:30
.....I have to say that for a dyslexic person with an engineering background, you are not too bad a writer!!!! Because I know for sure that dyslexia + Engineering = a life time of writers block! Basically It's just not gonna happen, EVER! Will be interesting to see more. I will suggest word document/ spell- grammer check grin
Jide Alakija: I don't want to talk about the combination of Engineering and Dyslexia...I've spent far too long writing a PhD thesis because of it, I can't seem to get my head round a lot of things until I see them...it's not an easy thing to explain.
  • adah
  • United States
  • 3 Jun 2008, 16:44
lol.....Could have said more, but there was nothing more to say. For one I am an advocate for "KEEPING THE BLODDY TOILET SEAT DOWN, SO I DO NOT FALL IN". lol. Cause I can count how many times I have tried to use the toilet in the dark (I am a bat you see..) and fallen in. I scream out loud and start yelling..."what's wrong with you, can't you ever put the toilet seat down, do you want me to fall inside?...KILODE. MUMU"....
Jide tell me do you want your wife to break her back? lol. I deal with people with bad backs and it's terrible I tell you.
Interesting rant ... actually I'd just go with the flow;-) Heck it only takes a second to lift/put down a seat...
and actually it's nice to sit down and have a crap so why not sit down for a pee. It's no big deal either way.
BTW ... It's a great image allowing the wisdom of the guy to be expressed. richard
  • Laku
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jun 2008, 00:21
lol @ richard's comment, because it's kinda true. If you can sit to do the number 2, what is the big deal for number one LMAOgrin
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jun 2008, 11:43
LOL! ride on bro!!
i'm right there behind u wink
i read thru your write up with baited breath praying you didn't just post a picture of someone...well you know...using the loo (i mean check out the look on his face)

it takes just as much effort to put the seat back down as to lift it up.
as much as i don't see why we men can't be chivalrous and put the seat back down for our women, i feel women make such an unnecessary fuss over it

he put the the seat up to pee
you can put the seat back down to pee...after all, he's gonna have to lift it up again
That is a stunning portrait. The B/W processing puts the emphasis on the face.

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