The purpose of the following survey was to find out
what issues/challenges Iranian immigrants had met
living outside Iran.
- 91% stated their biggest issue, is the difference
between running water & toilet paper.
- 87% percent of this group stated that it took them
more than two & half years to get used to paper.
- 74% of this group said that they still dream about
- Of this 74%, 61% sometimes during their stay, bought
either the authentic Aaftaabeh or the plastic garden
- Only 7.5% of this group were successfully able to
use the Aaftaabeh or the garden variety.
- Due to be sitting on the bowl, the other 92.5% had
difficulty pouring the water out near the correct
- Many gave up after finding it too messy.
- The 7.5% successful people stated, squatting on the
bowl, as the reason for their success.
- 50% of these group had fallen off the bowl several
times, before mastering the art.
- 82% of the unlucky 92.5%, have been taking daily
showers to compensate.
- The other 18%, still taking weekly showers.
- 2% had once or twice brought in the garden hose to
the bathroom, but found it difficult to run outside to
shut the water down with their pants down.
- 1% declined comments.
>Since the virtual "hood' is currently in the
>process of washing the old kaka, I found this one
> How to say AFTABEH in other languages
> You need to read it out loud and with the
> proper accent!
> italian__________________ coonino pakino
> french ___________________ coonasion shorasione
> Indian ___________________ coona-ha-he shora-ha-he
> English __________________ basan shorer
> Russian __________________ shooraeoff koonaeoff
> Arabic ___________________ al-coononoka shoratonan
> Turkish __________________ ela-coonte Ela-shoor
> Japanese _________________ shoorashi Koonahashi
> Spanish __________________ E-la-coonte la-shoorte
> Esfahani _________________ cooneso shooreso
> Shirazi _________________ coonakoo paked
> kordy ________________ konaka beshooraka