Monday, July 2, 2012
Question of the Day: Do You Read On The Toilet ?
Posted by Nick
"If it wasn't for the toilet, there would be no books"- George Costanza Bio-Hazard? Really? If I've gotta go, I take a book with me. You might take your smartphone (or maybe it's with you all the time) but I take a book. And if a book is thus polluted, then I beg of you, think twice before you ask to borrow someone's cell phone to make a call. Odds are it's much more of a "bio-hazard" than any random book you might pick. And think of all those used books out there. Are you afraid of them? Go into a used bookstore sometime. While many of the volumes that greet you on those shelves will be in seemingly good condition, I promise you, if you peruse enough of them , you'll find some strange, disturbing looking stains within their pages. I wonder what percentage of books have been in a bathroom? I can tell you one thing, I'm not going to stop reading used or out-of-print books just because someone might have been sitting on the toilet with them at one time, that's for damn sure (though I must admit, I never open a magazine I find sitting near a toilet in someone's home bathroom. The very thought sickens me. Then again, if it was instead a book by a favorite author, I might -might, mind you- be tempted). How about you?
at 5:23 PM