I spent a few days in Coventry for the British Flute Society convention. A great time, of which more later.
One of the first things that struck me in the Warwick Arts Centre where the convention was held, was that the toilets are now proudly boasting that they feature "accessible facilities". So much more practical than inaccessible ones, don't you think?
So my mind was wandering, imagining what inaccessible facilities might be like. I am used to urinals being installed a couple of feet off the ground. (With the occasional one or two mounted somewhat lower, in thoughtful accommodation of those among us who are more generously endowed than the common run of men). Perhaps inaccessible ones are mounted near the ceiling, encourgaging the kind of competition I enjoyed with my school pals as a young boy.
Of course, facilities can be said to be accessible even if you have to climb through a window to get to them. But what if the window is too small to get through? So today's question, especially for French youngsters doing their philosophy Bac is this: "If a urinal can only be used by pissing through a window, can it be said to be accessible or not?"
P.S. You might have noticed that I haven't mentioned the porcelain throne, and the many possibilities for mounting it inaccessibly on the wall or ceiling. .... Don't go there. .... And if you do, don't flush.