"We/I don’t swim in your toilet, so don’t pee/piss in our/my pool” is a sign at many pools, both public and private. “I don’t swim in your toilet, so please don’t pee in my pool!” has been cited in print since at least 1966.
Hard Rain Falling
By Don Carpenter
New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace & World
They buy plastic dog-turds and painted turtles and pennants and signs that say, “I don’t swim in your toilet, so please don’t pee in my pool!” and they buy smelly popcorn and eat it on the street and go to bad movies and stand here in doorways sneaking nips of whiskey just like I’m doing, and they’re all so nice.
This is strikingly similar in style to the private swimming pool sign which reads:
We don’t swim in your toilet
Please don’t piss in our pool.
The pool sign reflects, of course, the fact that Americans do in fact urinate in swimming pools (just as American infants urinate in their baths)!
By Mark Harris
New York, NY: Dial Press
... a pleasantry which appeared to amuse the swimming father who smiled as he hoisted himself from the pool beneath the sign upon the pumphouse briefly seen, nor overdone, the camera neither lingering nor dwelling WE DON’T SWIM IN YOUR TOILET, PLEASE DONT PEE IN OUR POOL.
An Appalling Talent:
By John Baxter
There’s a big sign over the entrance which says “Do Not Urinate In This Pool - We Don’t Swim In Your Toilet”.
6 May 1973, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Dixie magazine, pg. 45, col. 1:
Indeed, it seems that pool promoters have thought of everything—right down to wall plaques warning “We don’t swim in your toilet; don’t --- in our pool.”
12 September 1974, Del Rio (TX) News-Herald, “Guys’ Guff” by Carl Guys, pg. 7, col. 1:
“The other day I visited some folks who had a swimming pool in their yard. There was a sign which read...’We don’t swim in your toilet; please don’t pee in our pool.’”
Today’s Been a Helluva Week
By Lois Mellor
There is a sign which says, ‘DON’T PEE IN OUR POOL, WE DON’T SWIM IN YOUR TOILET’.
22 December 1985, Toronto (Ontario) Star, “How do you dress to see an $8 million house?” by Susan Kastner, pg. D1:
“We don’t swim in your toilet,” it said. “Please don’t pee in our pool.”
Where I Fell to Earth:
A life in four places
By Peter Conrad
Above the bath, the sign requesting PLEASE DON’T PEE IN OUR POOL, WE DON’T SWIM IN YOUR TOILET. (This, I know, was bought in a New Jersey shopping mall.)
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