posted on Nov, 29 2016 @ 05:27 AM
a reply to: Indigent
I remember when I was a nipper, and I used to go to church with my family.
When one needed to go, it was always cold as hell during the winter in the toilets at one of the churches we used to frequent. It was an extension to
the original building, and had been knocked up in the forties I think. In any case, the structure was not insulated in the least, and one could always
see ones breath in the air during the colder months. In any case, that was the least of the troubles in that toilet. The paper they used was of the
most uniquely ill suited kind.
It was shiny, like grease proof paper, and when manipulated in such a way as to be used to clean ones behind, would crease in such a way as to
produce edges which would actually cut you, if you were not VERY careful. How anyone ever managed to do a number two there without coming away feeling
like they had just been sodomised with a razorblade, I will never know. In any case, this was some of the worst toilet paper I ever encountered
anywhere, and further to that, one of the least appropriately equipped or constructed lavatories I had ever seen up until that point.
Now, it is absolutely the case that it beats a bucket for a toilet pan and a stinging nettle for toilet paper, but not by a great deal. Lacerated
sphincters are not pleasant by any means.
That being said, in general yes, there is a case to be answered where the spoiled and wanton nature of modernity is concerned. Our local bus company
provides wifi on its buses, as well as power outlets for USB charging of devices. No doubt if certain folk get used to that, then go to another town
or county and find their buses do not have that functionality, there will be some properly first world problems being voiced, and that is clearly