Most of the toilets in the bathroom at the Denizli bus station were of the squat variety.
This doesn’t faze you as you consider yourself to be quite proficient in their use. However, given the choice between seat and squat, you will always opt for the former.
So you make your way to the end of the bathroom where the western toilets are located, and along the way you notice that there is a large puddle in the middle of the floor. You ignore it (just like you ignored the filthy tablecloths in the restaurant that gave you food poisoning) and lock yourself into a cubicle.
There’s plenty of loo roll, a hook for your bags, and everything goes to plan until you try and flush. You pull down on the lever beside the toilet and instead of the water being directed downwards to wash the contents of the bowl into the sewer, you find (somewhat to your inconvenience) that it is jetting up and outwards instead.
The shock of finding yourself the target of a miniature water cannon (you’d heard about black widow spiders hiding under toilet seats- but this?) causes you to do nothing except wait for it to stop.
A few seconds later you figure out that you had accidentally turned on the bidet function of the toilet and that turning the lever back would stop it. Unfortunately this revelation came too late for your clothes, which have all been drenched with cold toilet water.
Shaken and sopping wet, you notice that the puddle in the middle of the floor has become significantly bigger.