It has to be the most bizarre epiphany ever.
A guy found out he’d been going to the toilet wrong his whole life when he went into a shop to buy a new lavatory.
He spoke with a shop assistant who joked about buying one that automatically puts the seat down after use to save his wife complaining.
The man laughed and replied: ‘If I didn’t have a wife I could save money and buy one without a seat and I’d never have to hear women complaining about putting it down again.’
To which the assistant gave him a strange look and said ‘but what about when you need to poo?’.
Then it clicked.
He’d been sitting on the rim of the bowl all this time. Naturally, he left empty handed and red-faced.
He shared his embarrassing experience online and concluded: ‘Thinking about it now, it makes sense. Especially how men’s restrooms have seats. But I just assumed it was a unisex/cost saving/oversight deal.’