Inside Sanitation

In general the older a Manxman is, the more interesting the stories he has to tell. . . .

Some of the older Manxmen remember the introduction of the inside toilet. The farmers were united in their disgust at this new fad. There was no way they would be spending money on this sort of nonsense, whatever their wives might say. What a waste of a room. And what kind of man shits inside his own house?

Once they had given in to their wives and installed an inside toilet, the old boys changed their minds, presumably on the next wet and cold Manx night. 

Nothing more was said of it.


Chris Thorpe

Chris Thorpe is a respected independent lawyer in the upstream oil and gas industry, and an established lecturer and author. Chris has a LLB in law from Magdalene College, Cambridge and trained as a barrister in London. He worked for eight years' as an in-house lawyer for BP and Marathon. Since 1991, Chris has run his own upstream legal practice, CPTL, which has acted for many upstream clients. He has extensive experience of international upstream transactions, principally in the North Sea, the FSU, Africa and the Middle East. Chris has spoken at many UK and International Conferences and Seminars, both public and in-house. His most popular current lecture is Fundamental of Upstream Petroleum Agreements, a two-day course with accompanying book.