Before I started working for Award Force I never knew how many award programs there were in the world and for things you never expected like the The Loo of the Year Awards and The National Fish and Chip Awards. It’s also heart-warming to see how much an award means to the people who receive them like last year’s winner of the Female Excellence in Advice award, Lea Schodel, who says it was a career highlight for her.
As someone who doesn’t like public toilets very much I can see the importance of loo of the year. For me the top criteria would be good ventilation, privacy, and cleanliness. There’s nothing worse than going into a public toilet with several cubicles where there’s one other person in there and complete silence. I get stage fright and can’t do anything. Sometimes I have to leave and return later. It’s even worse if you have to do a number 2 and you don’t want to stink it out for the other person. Sounds are amplified in public toilets and every plop suddenly sounds like I’m giving birth to a giant turd. Being vegan I find myself needing to do number 2 quite often. Sometimes 2 or 3 times a day. This is why I love working from home where I have my own private loo.
I found out who sent me the beer. I emailed Keith Brewery to find out and it’s because my letter to the editor of Scottish Field Magazine was accepted. I knew they were going to publish my letter but not that I’d get beer. I will have to send letters to the magazine more often.
4 thoughts on “The loo awards”
I really don’t like having to use public loos, but luckily they are mostly pretty clean here in CT. Never knew there was a Loo of the Year Award, or the others. Hilarious! 😀
Lucky you to have lots of clean public loos! That’s great. I think this particular award is just for UK loos but there are sure to be some international ones too.
I think it is a good incentive to keep the loos clean. 🙂
I pass one on the way to the station every morning and it smells terrible even from the outside. Galleries and museums are pretty good for loos, I do try to plan in loo breaks at strategic places to avoid the worst.