Flush the loo already!

Have you been wrecking your brain trying to figure out why the girls’ toilets at many clubs in Kenya are so filthy?

With the amount of time women spend in the bathroom when they go out to the club, you would, naturally, imagine that the loo has a zen-esque peacefulness that gives the ladies a haven away from the blaring dance music in the club. And some do; like the ones at the Zen Garden, last time I was there.

Several times I’ve been to the bathroom at a club and found the toilet bowls stuffed with wet tissue and so, as you would expect, I assumed that the toilet couldn’t deal with the traffic and so the tank wasn’t filling up as fast as it was being emptied.  But even then, there has to be a point when there was enough water to flush the toilet! And yet, several hours later, the toilet was stuffed with even more wet tissue. So, my conclusion: women just aren’t flushing toilets! Seriously!

So, have you been wrecking your brain trying to figure out why the girls’ toilets at many clubs in Kenya are so filthy? It’s because many women don’t flush the toilets!

We use up so much tissue because we can’t shake it after we’re done peeing like the men do. Well we can, but it’s really not advisable :). Sometimes women will even wipe the toilets sit before using it. Don’t forget some  women are going in for number twos and others need to clean their shoes…So you have the toilet sit tissue, then you have ‘we can’t shake it’ tissue, you have the number two tissue and the shoes tissue. That’s a lot of tissue. It’s ridiculous; the thought that after using so much tissue, a woman won’t feel the need to flush the toilet bowl.

If you’re going to spend so much time in the bathroom touching up your make up, making sure your bum still looks just right in those jeans, gossiping about your date or about the girl in the table next to yours.. What harm is there in spending half a second to flush your mess?! Yes the toilet may look filthy already, but its women just like you that made it that way. And there’s nothing attractive about leaving your nastiness there for the rest of us to see.

And if it really has something to do with too much traffic, then surely there is a remedy that club owners can employ.

So, why blog?

So you have an active twitter account and have thousands of fans on your facebook page. Why blog?
Simple. You are not in control of twitter or facebook or any other social site you may be using.

Social sites like twitter and facebook will help you build a community and connect with like minded companies and individuals, but say for arguments sake, that twitter or facebook was down for one reason or another. No more notes, no more tweeting and retweeting, no more quirky facebook updates, no more you tube. How else would your community access your information? How else would your community find out what great deals you have to offer them? Or what the details of your event are?

Twitter, you tube and facebook and other social sites are great for making initial contact, but you must have a hub, which will become the reference point for your business or for your event. You must have a channel through which to fully explain your strategies and engage with your community on a one on one basis and at length. Use your social sites to direct traffic to your blog. Tease your followers will little bits of information and then using links, shepherd them back to your website where you can have a more intimate discussion with them. Let your blog be where you finally get down to business.

A blog will give you an opportunity to sell yourself in your own words; to personalise your pitch and listen to your clients while giving them a focal point for any and all information relating to what you do.

Constant updates on your blog will make your company or event more accessible and even more credible. While social sites may give you awareness and attention, your blog will give you trust.

Above all else, you have an incredible amount of control of your blog since you own and control it!