Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Crap

I just paid 30 euro for a toilet seat... not one of those fancy, design ones, just a simple toilet seat:


After trying in vain to get toilet seat prices over the phone (Can someone explain to my WHY Italian shopkeepers "can't give out this kind of information"? If you want my business, quote your price, it's as simple as that!), I didn't feel like schlepping around the city to find the best priced toilet seat and then hauling it back home... SO I opted for the neighborhood bathroom accessory store. They had some seats on display for 19.00 euro which seemed fine but my toilet seat is particolare (HATE that word), it's not standard size so I had to fork out 30 freaking euro for a toilet seat cover. Normally I would've stormed out but I really needed a new one. This city is out of control...

3 comments:

Leanne said...

Maybe that's why none of the bars and restaurants etc here seem to have toilet seats - they are just too expensive. (At least without them it is a good work out for the thighs as you try to squat without touching the dirty toilet bowl.)

Leanne said...

I have to comment again since I think I had a point the other day about the reason no one has toilet seats here...Yesterday I was in a cafe and had to go to the toilet only to discover it was a filthy drop toilet! These poor people it seems could not even afford a toilet bowl let alone a lid!

Romerican said...

Leanne

Hahahh- hover & squat is the BEST exercise, isn't it?
I always wondered why so many places here have no toilet seats or worse- just the hole in the floor. Pretty gross if you ask me!