Potty Putter! Seriously?


Okay people, this one just blows my mind! I was recently walking through a shopping mall when I saw something that literally made me stop in my tracks. It was a Potty Putter. What is a Potty Putter you ask? Well, as the name suggests, it’s a product that allows you to putt on a miniature golf course while you’re on the potty. Seriously? Shaking my head people, shaking my head…

Seeing this sparked a conversation with the friends I was with and I came to realize that people do all sorts of things while they are on the potty. Some people have a stack of magazines in their bathrooms so that they can catch up on their reading while they ‘go’. Some people, and I know a few of you, actually make phone calls while they’re on the loo. Yup, I’ve been on a phone call before where 10-15 minutes into the call I hear a flush! And the person I’m speaking to isn’t trying to hide it or anything. In fact, I often wait while they wash their hands. YUCK!!!!

Come to think of it, I bet a lot of people sit on the toilet and use their smart phones to check their emails or Facebook or whatever. Good Lord people! That is beyond disgusting! Remind me never to use your phones.

So what is this all about? I mean, personally, I like to get in and get out. I don’t quite understand this idea of sitting around, sometimes in a rather stank stench, when you don’t have to. A friend of mine recently said something that made sense – “Kids are like farts, you only like your own.” Gross, but makes sense. I guess people don’t mind the stench of their own…’business’. But still, have we gotten to a point where we want to spend copious amounts of time on the toilet doing things like playing mini golf?

Of course, there is the argument that for some people, it takes time for things to, um, ‘get moving’. Not everyone has a good digestive system where nature calls and then answers right away. For those people, I guess I can understand wanting something to do while they wait. Perhaps they can enjoy being alone with their thoughts, or getting a nice break from phone calls and emails etc. But Potty Putter – nope, I don’t get it.

What do you guys think? Am I out to lunch on this one or do you also feel that the toilet is meant for two things – ‘number 1’ & ‘number 2’?

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