This restroom ain’t for resting, pal…
Blog Guy, last year you wrote about a business that was putting timers in their toilets, so that the lights would turn off after 10 minutes, even if the employees weren’t finished.
I wondered if anybody else is experimenting with ways to get people to spend less time in the bathroom?
Yes, a number of researchers are looking into eliminating waste in the area of eliminating waste.
The focus is on making the bathroom experience so unpleasant that folks just want to get the hell out of there as fast as they can.
Uh-oh. What kind of things are they trying?
You name it. As you can see in the top photo, Australia is putting coed toilets right outdoors, with no stalls or anything. That should speed up the process.
In South Korea they’re trying out toilets made from ice. That’s uncomfortable in the winter, and worse in the summer.
This is just awful!
Over in Poland, they are breeding huge dogs that stand up behind urinals if guys take too long to finish their business. I believe there have been several serious injuries.
This is worse than I dreamed. Of all the experiments, is there one that seems more diabolical than all the rest?
That would scare the #@%& out of me!
Yes, I believe that’s the general idea.
Top: Volunteers pose on toilets during a World Toilet Day event in central Sydney 19 November 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
Left: A girl sits on an ice toilet at the Ice Gallery in Seoul, July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Truth Leem
Bottom left: A view of the men’s toilet at the Central Station in Warsaw July 22, 2011. REUTERS/Peter Andrews
Right: Women dressed as “Smurfs” use portable toilets during a promotional event in Mexico City June 25, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso