Kind of pointless? As long as it flushes properly does it matter? And
like autos which is the left or right side anyway; while facing the
toilet or while sitting on the thing? The flush lever on ours is, for
want of a better term, on the starboard side. It can be operated by
pictures of tanks with levers on the right-hand side. I haven't found
any pictures of right-hand trip levers on the front of the tank (the
side away from the wall), so I guess it's for clearance as you say, and
not hand preference.
"right" and "left" can be confusing since they're relative to the
observer. Are you standing up facing the toilet, or sitting on the
Also note that "hand" (as in "right hand lever") is unnecessary.
re: I don't remember flushing a toilet while sitting on it
You mean you've never done a courtesy flush? How rude! ;-)
Courtesy flushes hide foul noises and eliminate foul odors.
P.S. I just reach back with my right hand.
To the contrary, when I went to the head as a student at Governors
Island, others would knock on the stall door and ask me please not to
flush when I finished. I attributed it to the high content of rose
petals in my diet. As for foul noises, I had once taken tuba lessons.
I don't think I ever tooted off pitch. :)
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