The Charmin Experience
Originally posted December 17th, 2006 during what I believe was my second visit to Manhattan
Well, you’re probably not going to believe this unless you see it, so I’ve posted a video of someone’s recent toilet experience in Manhattan. When Susan and I were there we stopped in. As we passed through Times Square, we saw across the street a billboard for Charmin. Thinking nothing of it, we decided to continue walking along. If you have never been to NY, you aren’t aware of how difficult it is to find a public restroom. I think I had to buy a coffee for every pitstop I made along the way. You can’t just walk into a quaint restaurant to pee.
Please click the video to the right to see how crazy this was
It wasn’t until the next day that we were once again walking through Times Square when we realized that we could simply go to the Charmin experience to use the restroom. We imagined that it was a simple entrance to a public restroom. We were terribly mistaken. It was a complete production. There was an escalator, there were employees, there was music, a stage, dancing teenagers, and rowdy “customers” all having a good time for one singular purpose; peeing. (well, not just peeing.)