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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Caught Short?

Sign on a public toilet, London London ~ February 14, 2010

On Valentine's Day this pair seems to be sharing a dilemma at least, if not a romantic moment. When I took the photo on Oxford Street, I thought it might be giving us the number to call when toilet paper ran short ("caught short" seems to imply that), which I found to be a common occurrence in the busy London loos. But no. When I got home and looked at the photo, I realized it was an ad for a cool English innovation which I had read about, intended to try, and then forgotten. You can text the word "toilet" to a particular number and get the location of the nearest public convenience! How wonderful is that? We should set that one up in the U.S.

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7 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

I'm all for doing that! It's tough being in a strange city with nowhere to "go."

TheFrogBag said...

Yes! This would be so handy in places you don't know very well!

Lee Spangler said...

It could refer to you know what! selling xtenz

Francisca said...

In Asia (1) you always carry your own tissue, and (2) go to a public toilet when you see one... they are few and far between. This service would seem downright luxurious here.

JM said...

This is very cool! Never heard about this before.

Birdman said...

hahahaha! Funny one.

Jacob said...

Well that's unique. Never heard of that. I'm not sure how well it would work in the U.S., though. About the only place you can find public toilets are in the malls or bus stations!

At the same time, if you're on the road, you could maybe find out how far to the next gas station with toilet facilities.

Many stores have signs saying "Restrooms for customers only."