One of the unexpected conundrums I faced in Australia was where to place my feet when using a urinal.
Australian's are inordinately (IMHO) fond of open metal trough urinals. Quite apart from the anxiety this causes for the pee-shy, some - not all - of them have metal grilles at their base:
Every time I encountered one of these, I wondered just where I was supposed to stand. On the grille? Or just back from it? The latter stance, of course, doing nothing to help pee-shyness.
I kept meaning to ask my Sydney friends the answer to this question but never remembered at an appropriate time. However, a quick search of the interwebs today does suggest that one is supposed to stand on the grille.
Pee-shyness or not, I sort of regret not finding these wonderful urinals in the Queen Victoria building in downtown Sydney. Magnificient, aren't they?