Facilities for the fancy people
Blog Guy, I read with interest your post about cities to avoid because their public restrooms are so bad.
What bothers me is, in the picture you used, those were just regular folks lining up to use that one toilet in Paris.
But we all know that if some rich person or celebrity has to go, that’s a different story altogether.
Oh sure, if you’re IMPORTANT, suddenly toilets galore materialize from nowhere.
Why don’t you show your readers some photos of the “special people” bathrooms in popular tourist places, including the U.S.?
Well reader, normally I would just write you off as a creepy paranoid nutjob, but you have a valid point here.
Just yesterday, in my own city of Washington, DC, I saw famous singer and actress Mandy Moore, and she had her pick of public toilets to choose from. No wonder she’s smiling.
As you can see here, no lines, no waiting. Just shiny, gleaming porcelain bowls, all for her, under a government sign saying, “Only for fancy people such as Mandy Moore.”
Just to double-check, I even went over to a park ranger and said, “Does that mean I can’t use these?”
He pushed back his Smoky the Bear hat, tilted his aviator sunglases, and said, ”That means ESPECIALLY you can’t use them, Blog Guy.”
Of course, when he walked away I used one anyway. I hope nobody got a picture.
Singer/actress Mandy Moore arrives to take photographs with schoolchildren to highlight the plight of people worldwide who do not have access to clean water and sanitation on Capitol Hill in Washington March 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst