I have never been one to write on bathroom walls, nor do I advocate the practice. However, when using a graffiti covered restroom, it is impossible not to read the scribbling of others who find it acceptable to write on bathroom walls. Here, via Beautiful Atrocities, is a nice sampling of Restroom Graffiti. Here is a specific example from the collection, which I hope was not written in a restroom anywhere near where my friend Catfish lives.
Here is a site that is devoted to public restrooms. For the world traveler, the site lists â€œClean Restrooms Around the Worldâ€ and â€œThe Worldâ€™s Nicest Public Restroomsâ€ (with pics). This would be very useful for Blackberry users who find themselves in places such as Basel Switzerland in wicked need of a restroom. You might find that you are within walking distance of a nice, clean, safe spot to take care of the biological imperative. I suppose that those who do not travel with a Blackberry (and who are hopelessly anal retentive) could use the site in connection with planning a trip and future craps.
As some of you know, I have been known to be so
shitfaced absorbed in a scholarly discussion of blogging that I inadvertently entered a ladies room in Helen Georgia. At the time I was quite surprised to find that the ladies room was infinitely grosser than the menâ€™s room. I have since assumed that to be an anomaly, and it may well be, however, it appears that there is some research to show that ladies rooms are more germ-laden than menâ€™s rooms. Iâ€™ll be more careful in the future, as Iâ€™ll take messy over infectious any day.
Now, go forth and evacuate.