For example, I’m a white Jewish guy but I’ve adopted the Japanese practice of keeping dedicated house slippers at the front door.

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    I set all my digital clocks to 24hr mode, something I picked up after living in Europe. Would never go back.

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      Likewise. I just found it much easier when trying to schedule my day. Not having to account for the switch from 12-1 makes the math simpler.

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        I actually use some metric when measuring around the house for projects, especially for anything shorter than an inch. I can’t be bothered to figure out 1/16 of an inch…it’s easier in mm.

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    American, here. Got a bidet, and I am never going back. The fact that this isn’t standard in American households is disgusting.

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      I got one just around the time that toilet paper was getting yanked off shelves at lightning speed, and it has ruined me for public toilets.

      Peasant toilets. Hideous.

      Love my bidet. I feel so clean and it’s so nice.

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      Oh so true! Before I visited Japan for the first time I thought having shit left on my ass is just a normal thing. But later I also visited Morocco and they have a bucket of water on the toilet so you can wash yourself. It seems it’s only in Europe/America where people don’t wash themselves after pooping.

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        There are bidets in many countries in Europe too. In Spain, most houses have them, and I’m pretty sure it’s the same thing in France and Italy.

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        They have been disappearing in France, sadly, because people couldn’t afford the space…
        I’m adding integrated bidets to all our toilets in our oncoming renovation though.

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          I like the integrated ones much more anyway. I got one for our second toilet from my fiance for my birthday, she’s a keeper :D

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      I got a bidet but then I read you have to turn it off at the connection to the water (at the bottom/back of toilet) every time or eventually the gasket can wear out and it will explode and the water will just go and go and go. If that happened at night or when noone is home you’d have major water damage!! I thought you could just use it with the trigger. Do people really actually fully stop the water every time? I uninstalled mine because I don’t think I can reliably remember to do that.

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        Been using a bidet for several years, and that has literally never happened. I think you might have gotten bad info.

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        The T-adapter? That’s not mechanically complex and should literally last forever if made out of the correct materials and isn’t touched all the time. It should be no more fault prone than the connection to the toilet.

        A misaligned thread or a washer not fitting quite right might be an issue from a bad install. That’s an easy fix though and you should see a leak before things go catastrophic.

        If your really looking for piece of mind I’m sure there are t adapters that can close themselves down in certain failure states.

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    I’m British and I say y’all fairly often. It just rolls off the tongue.