Washroom Snaps !

Well, that title could sound like a porn peddling paparazzi beating his chest in pride ! If it did sound like that to you, well, there is disappointment in store !

Don’t get stressed. This post is about relief. Well, its actually about stress !

Where is the relief ? The men’s room often gets depicted in various ways. The various depictions by themselves constitute a separate topic ! Perhaps for a PhD (let alone a blog post)!

Signaling, perhaps of the only place a man can think of himself to be a king. Stoking the mind to imagine a band of retinues and such luxuries while he ‘relieves’ himself in the public toilet, is perhaps equivalent to anesthesia for surgery !

Seen at the Mumbai International Airport. A grand sum of Rs.2/- (to be paid specifically before he can bring some ‘relief’ to himself ) !

‘Entry Charges’ ! You don’t have to relieve yourself. We charge you for entry ! And pay before entry !

Perhaps the only things left to be said is ‘punishment for non payment. 15 days jail or setting a Special Investigation unit after you’ ! Sounds plausible !

On the other end of the spectrum, is this collection box with a lock at a restaurant on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad highway.

Donation ! The lock perhaps is to signify the crores http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/antidepressants/ that can get collected ! With an appropriate assurance that all
such collected amount would be used for cleaning the toilet ! It can load guilt in the heart if he went without dropping a coin or two.

Especially considering the ‘relief’ thats been brought about !

On another note, there are these queer messages. Like this one that dominated the walls when the movie ‘3 idiots’ was launched !

Whatever was that ?!? Meditate ! Meditate !

Or think of this message seen in a office loo. “Winners are too busy to be sad…and too determined to be defeated” it says ! For Gods sake, the man has come there to take a leak !

‘Too determined to be defeated… ‘ !! What did those folks want him to do. Rush through his business and bolt through the desk to take on his boss ?

5 star hotels raise the bar ! Television sets ! Ok,
that sounds ok.

But a live telecast of the budget presentation by Pranab Mukherjee is not a sensible man’s notion of relief ! Pranab Mukherjee and his English, four inches from the face when taking a leak is not a normal man’s notion of relief !

Relief. Bah !

25 thoughts on “Washroom Snaps !

  1. Insignia says:

    Dont tell me you carry your camera to the wash room!!! Haahahaha that was one hell of a collection.

    ‘Relief’ is a luxurious word. I recall watching a program on TLC that was grading top 10 washrooms in America. One was swank with all TV and other gadgets, one had a piece of history – the Berlin wall and so on……

    Having a motivation poster is heights!!!

  2. Priya says:

    You totally knocked off with this post. The look pic was hilarious. No relief eh as u say when ther is stressful news.

  3. “Loo”dicrous….?

    with illustrations,
    look straight,
    be brave,
    there is nothing
    “officially winning”
    about It..

    A child,
    in a crowded bus,
    a maternal hand,
    to get down,
    shuffling ,
    on each foot,
    big eyes,
    and tugging again,
    the maternal hand.

    The conductor,
    someone’s Dad,
    yanks a single bell,
    and relieved,
    she leads
    the child out….

    No arrows,
    no illustrations,
    no posters,
    no looking straight,
    no budgeting of sensible thought;
    the conductor
    the positive,
    one star,

  4. that was hilarious Kavi!

    the knife in the kings hand was a symbolic gesture of some kind?

    can anyone see the screen when they are that close to it?


  5. Neha says:

    hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha..I have never ever read such a hilarious post about loo 😀

    loved it..each image was superb..and your interpretation to those – oh my god!!!!!!

    and Ugich Konitari’s comment – that would be the seventh icing on the cake…

    loved it :)))

  6. ROFL! What a loo-gate post!

  7. I'm Nu says:

    I meant information Kiosks 🙂

  8. I'm Nu says:

    @UK: lady you are the best 🙂

  9. ” Stand close its not as long as you think it is” ….the most amusing quote I ever read in a urinal.

    Apparently a study found out in Germany that if an object like a fly or a football ( plastic ) was placed in the urinal, the % of splash drastically reduced because men look to aim at things.

    I once used my brands posters in the Bathroom of a scientific conference. BRAND RECALL was instant and uninterrupted for say hmmmmmmmmmmm a full min.

    Well documented…brings a smile to ones face.

  10. nsiyer says:

    Hilarious! It can only be you, Kavi. Imagination ru nning riot. Poor Pranab da.

  11. Aparna says:

    I am speechless. I wish the women’s washrooms were as entertaining. The only thing I’ve seen is a sour faced lady handing out bits of toilet paper to passengers in Mumbai airport. She would demand hundred bucks and only then hand over the tissues. Talk about emotional atyachar.

  12. Hillarious observations…….

  13. We once ate at an Australian themed restaurant (the US has these crazy places filled to the gills with kangaroos and boomerangs) and my husband went to use the loo. After just a few moments he returned befuddled and asked “Am I a ‘Sheila’ or a ‘Bloke’?”

  14. RGB says:

    Loo for relief or amusement? Either way, loved your post. A nice take on the inside stuff, when all you want to do is answer nature’s call!

  15. Lol! All I can say is- women’s restrooms are not like these!

    BTW- What did other men using the loo think of your taking photos there? 🙂

  16. Haddock says:

    interesting ……

  17. Pearl says:

    I am so glad that the U.S. is not the only silly country out there!


  18. Sriram says:

    LOL. The pic of the king wielding a knife was some picture! 😀

    Pay toilets – Atleast Mumbai has a flat rate. In TN (esp in Panrutti), No.1 & 2 have different rates and the attendant asks the dreaded question to charge the correct amount. pah! 🙂

  19. sujata says:

    That was indeed funny, but at times the relief is truly felt at any pictoral depiction of a washroom nearby, esp when the kids are giving “cant even wait a second more’ looks atme in the mall, my eyes just go crazy hunting for them.

  20. cyber gipsy says:

    /**’Too determined to be defeated… ‘ !! What did those folks want him to do.**/ To take a Power Leak, Maan ! To take a power leak. Like Power Lunch and Power Naps etc.

    @Ugich Konitari : Such a spontaneous poem , close to context : have Haiku like brevity and beauty.

  21. Jeevan says:

    reading your post itself a relief to stress… I don’t know what to say, but no one can make fun like u with loo lol!

  22. Kavi says:

    Hobo : That would be appropriate ! Indeed ! 🙂

    Isignia : 🙂 Thanks. From the time the phones started carrying cameras…life has changed ! 🙂 Berlin Wall ! Thats some height ! 🙂

    Priya : Thank you ! 🙂 Yes. No relief either way !

    Ugich Konitari : Thank you as usual ! Fantastic and spontaneous ! Thoroughly enjoyed this ! 🙂 How many times have lived upto ‘Natures call’ in natural ambience ! No budgeting or whatever !

    Sundar : Perhaps it was something ! I wonder what ! 😉

    Well, you can see the screen. Atleast i could ! 🙂

    Neha : Thank you so much for all the generous applause. Glad you liked it !

    And Ugich Konitari..well, she is the master of the universe ! 🙂

    Lakshmi Rajan : thank you ! Glad you liked it !

    Nu : I click when no ones around ! 😉 Multi tasking…well, if i need to follow the budget and his english and do my thing…isnt it multi tasking enough ! 😉

    Ofcourse, UK is the best !

    Ryan : Man, that was some perspective indeed ! So this has research backing as well. So, there have been others who have been taking interest in what happens in the loo. Trust the Germans to come up with something like that ! 🙂

    NS Iyer : Thank you sir !

    Chandrika : 🙂

    Aparna : Well, there is a sourer faced guy who does the same stuff for us as well. Emotional Atyachar indeed ! Especially when it is ‘please tobe urgent’ ! 🙂

    Sankaranarayanan : Glad you liked it !

    Christine : LOL !!! that was one rollicking question ! Indeed !

    RGB : Natures call is quite far from nature itself ! Isnt it ! 🙂

    Manju : Well…like i said earlier, i click only when others are not around ! 🙂

    Haddock : Thanks

    Radha : Thanks ! 🙂

    pearl : No Now…we are all in the same boat ! 🙂

    Sriram : yes…King wielding knife ! Oh yes…that dreaded question ! I know..i have been asked that question too ! Sigh ! 🙂

    Sujata : I have an army of pictures for that too. But then, i will come back with another post on that !

    Cyber gipsy : Power leak ! LOL ! yes possible ! loominating indeed !

    Jeevan : 🙂 Glad you like it mate !

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