I just read a most excellent post about our trips to the gas station in Mexico. Click Here to read it.
Funny he didn't mention that you throw the toilet paper into a trash receptacle . . NEVER NEVER into the toilet.
So being so close to the boarder I have seen the DIRE consequences of this little cultural difference on both sides of the boarder.
On one side the visiter is backing up toilets and causing a whole butt load (pun intended) of problems for septic tanks everywhere . . .
On the other side visitors - at a loss of what to do with the toilet paper (looking round, looking round) if female will use the feminine hygiene disposal receptacle until that little bitty thing is overflowing and then just start throwing it down on the ground.
Because any self-respecting person KNOWS you DO NOT through toilet paper in the toilet!!!! The lesser of two evils is to place it on the ground. In consideration to the USA-ers, not wanting to back up their systems.
This is really bad news if it is a public toilet in a park. And the poor thing doesn't have a feminine hygiene disposal receptacle to stanch the flow of used toilet paper to the ground . . .
Then the native USA-ers come in and *tsk*tsk* at those messy others . . . .
It really does look bad - doesn't it?