Some people call them toilet seats. We call them butt plates and this is why:

This was a sign glued to a toilet in our friend’s home here in Djibouti. I loved it so much that they laminated it and gave it to me when they left. I now use it as a bookmark.


In our years, we have broken several butt plates. Could be that we placed things on the butt plate that were just too darn heavy. Could be that we over used them, passing the 100,00 mark without realizing it, or perhaps pressing down with too much force during those usages.

butt plate

Beware the broken butt plate.