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Things I’ve Learned from Leiden Uni Toilet Doors

Guys, I have a confession. My name is Emily, I’m 26, and I still find toilet humour hilarious.

I can’t help it, it’s not my fault! Every toilet trip my eyes become transfixed by the scribbles on the door in front of me, or on the walls to my side. These comical scrawls have become a highlight of my daily university life. I find myself obsessed with my next loo break – will someone have written something new? Will there be a sarcastic response to that silly one-liner I spotted this morning? And it seems that I’m not the only one who has noticed these notes. Forget Facebook, this is procrastination old-fashioned style.

The toilets at Lipsius are the best source of mirth, including gems such as “Describe your poo with the title of a movie” (answered by delights such as “Jurrasic Poo,” “The Pootrix” and “The Dark Poo Rises,” which made me giggle again just now as I wrote them). Who knew that Leiden students were so creative?

In amongst the more boring and banal name-calling and anonymous declarations of love, I’d like to share with you some of the more interesting Things I’ve Learned From Leiden Uni Toilet Doors:

Some very useful advice

“We are what we pretend to be so we must be careful who we pretend to be”

do not trust them

…noone wants YOUR opinion, door.

Leiden is full of geeks

“I am SHERlocked”

“For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you… my only son.”

Comicbook competetiveness


Love Self-confidence conquers all

How could I resist!

Some people love learning so much that they practice even when on the loo…

“I love you <3 “


…and (my personal favourite) some really, really hate learning.


Your lack of enthusiasm is showing

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