Press Center, Winter Olympics: the washrooms use reclaimed "graywater" to flush the toilets; it's more than clean enough for that purpose but it isn't potable.
Okay, not such a bad idea. But they have signs up over each and every toilet, warning you not to drink the water!
My informant is male; he reports that at times, he was a bit, er, worried, as someone would walk up to use the urinal next to his, read the sign, and start laughing like mad while doing his business....
Look for pix of the signs to show up on the 'net -- he says everyone was pulling out cameras and camera-phones. Kinda unnerving.
Um, Canadians? Guys? The world's press thinks maybe some of you have to be reminded to not drink outta the loo, or perhaps that you think reporters need the reminder (h'mm, y'may have a point there). Geesh, I sure hope they don't visit Maui next.
Update: Thank Uncle Jay for on-the-spot photography! Also, the more I think about it, the more I have to believe it's the journos they fear will do as dogs do.
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