Laos is not necessarily the best-regulated country, especially if you stray into unfamiliar places where the lights don’t work in public toilets. There are times when it may be safer to stand on the loo for reasons we won’t mention. Following on a spate of broken seats the government banned the idea and started issuing signs to cleaners to put out after they tidied up. So if you need to go and see this notice then you can relax, say your prayers, sit down and get on with your business without a worry in the world.