Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Deal Or No Deal

Today, I am working for TV GUIDE CHANNEL. Did I mention that I'm doing that? Yes, I did and today is my first shoot on location - on the DEAL OR NO DEAL set! Very exciting. This one contestant is super close to winning, and no I'm not wearing mismatching socks today. Actually, I'm not wearing ANY socks today! Ha ha!

Now allow me to talk about this picture. I go into the women's restroom with the simple wish of using it, and low and behold, my eyes are met with this curious sign. Can you read it? 'Please put toilet paper into the toilet. Not on the floor.' Now sure this is the lobby bathroom many of the audience uses while watching the show/waiting to watch the show, but huh? I thought the sign was going to read 'no hand towels' but no toilet paper on the floor? Are we savages who only put toilet paper into the toilet when we're at home? Do audience wranglers go deep into the woods and bring out only feral adults to be a part of the studio audience? Let's ponder....

I have to admit that I was traveling with some producers from MTV when I worked for OVERDRIVE, and I don't remember how we started talking about this, but sometimes while staying in hotels, I prefer kleenex to toilet paper and am wasteful with the towels. Foreign private pad, different antics! The producer, who I adored, admitted that when he stays in hotels, he pees in the sink instead of the toilet. Whaaaaaaa?! I hoped it was only #1. He then proceeded to say he doesn't do it at home, just in hotels. From that point on, I never put anything into my hotel sinks.

So yes, I guess we all go a little savage when we are in unfamiliar bathrooms. Oh how the world has changed...
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Brent said...

In Indonesia they use water and have either bidets or water and a dipper in a bucket.

Of course they do have TP but a lot of Asian countries have bidets built in to their toilets.. Japan and Korea come to mind.

Dr V said...

First of all, congrats on the TV Guide gig! I'll be looking for your show.

As for the potty stories, well as a man who OCCASSIONALLY uses the public facilities...they're disgusting. In general, guys are disgusting! The not washing hands is only the beginning. It's amazing what people will leave behind, and the condition you find the public toilets. I used to fear the restrooms in highway rest-stops and gas stations. Now i know the truth is that you must train those sphincter muscles like a jedi to avoid the sticky bacterial film which coats you by just walking into a public restroom. The sign outside the door should have read "Biohazardous slime coats you upon entry." haha