People with a poor aim are to be fined if they miss their mark when using public toilets in the Chinese city of Shenzen, provoking online derision over how the rule will be enforced.
The penalty will apply to those who urinate outside the bowl of facilities in the southern town neighbouring Hong Kong. Draft regulations reportedly don't specify a minimum quantity of spillage required to be classed as a violation.
"Such uncouth use of a public toilet will be fined 100 yuan (£10, $16) by authorities" from next month, a city government official said. Users of China's Weibo social networks poured scorn on the measures, raising the prospect of hordes of toilet inspectors being deployed to inspect performance.
"A number of new civil servant positions will be created. There will be a supervisor behind every urinating person to see whether the pee is straight," wrote one poster. Another added: "Very good measures. I expect they can create 20 jobs on average for every public toilet." Officials with the department responsible for details of the rules could not immediately be reached for comment.