Please Don’t Squat

Toilet sign at Ikano Power Centre
Sign inside one of the accessible toilets at Ikano Power Centre.
The text below the shoe prints says: “Please Don’t Squat.
Squatting will break the seat and cover.”
Photo dated December 27, 2005.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

14 thoughts on “Please Don’t Squat”

  1. tsk tsk tsk, peter… Have you been squatting with your wheelchair on the toilet seats and breaking them? tsk tsk tsk

  2. eyeris,
    You dunno meh? I used to work in a circus before… that fella balancing the chair on other chairs one. But I didn’t break anything lar. I so expert liao.

  3. Nothing to say Peter…..looks like they are just following instruction from the maagement to place the sticker in all toilet….chuckle

    Be good !

  4. i found a sign in a toilet in limbang (sarawak) which says “be silent” with a picture of the pointing finger over a mouth.


  5. No wonder many seats and covers of the accessible toilets are damaged. Next time, please do not squat! LoL…

    Come to think of it, there are people shamelessly enter the accessible toilets, so maybe the sign is for them. :p

  6. i think everyone is missing the point here..

    since wheelchair users are not able to use their legs, HOW ON EARTH CAN THEY SQUAT?

    maybe the sticker is for people like Xia Xue..

  7. foodcrazee,
    I know… but I could not help wondering…

    Silly Pat,


    I guess it is only polite to be quiet in the midst of others who are concentraing to do their thing.

    You know how it is like. You have seen it first hand.

    You trying to start another war here huh???

  8. I sensed i said something not right and came back to check and you already replied!

    Achelly i am a veli peace-loving person… TAK NAK to war!

  9. ks,
    Sorry, long time no read hardcopy newspaper or magazines liao. Care to elaborate?

    I am usually a peace loving person too.

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