The Hokkaido Tourism Organization Would Like You To Stop Farting in Public
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We hate to bring this up, travelers, but apparently you guys are having a hard time following a few simple rules of decorum. Like being on time. And keeping your table tidy.
And, oh right, stemming the urge to float a few air biscuits in public.
It’s apparently become enough of a problem on the island of Hokkaido in Japan that the tourism organization was forced to put an entire booklet out on the subject, which you can read in its entirety here.
Or you can sample from some of the greatest hits, which we’ve gathered below.
Obviously, we don’t want to bury the lede here. Don’t fart in public. Of particular note is the fact that this helpful tip outlines how the Japanese will avoid bodily functions such as belching and flatulence in public entirely. Um, Japan? We all do that, it's just that the degree of success varies.
Every rule exists because of the people who broke them in the first place. With that in mind, we’re wondering exactly who needed to be told that your hotel stay doesn’t come with a free hair dryer.
We just love this one because of how much effort these two are putting into trashing absolutely everything, and how ecstatic they look as a result. Wait, is that the same lady that stole the hair dryer?
At first glance, you might think this was telling you about the importance of knocking before entering a room. Turns out, the big takeaway here is you shouldn’t head into the public baths wearing anything more than a towel and a smile. So we are actually learning something from this brochure. Way to go, Japan!
You think the Japanese people are the only ones affected by your rude behavior? Look how sad you've made that toilet. LOOK AT IT.
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