Nov 15, 2005
"Hmm... Why did I decide to eat that extra grande burrito for lunch, with extra salsa, extra guacamole, anchovies, garlic powder only to down it with soy milk.....?"
If this thought has ever creeped up in your mind there are two things that have to be said. 1.) You're a brave soul for having ingested such an ungodly concoction. 2.) You have probably been faced with the dilemma of having to crap where you work.
Some work places actually have the luxury of having a nice, well cleaned bathroom used by people who clean the seat if they accidentally sprinkle it with some pipi juice. Bathrooms that smell nice enough to be engaging and even cozy.
But then yes, there are other places that hardly garner said praise. Pubes linger in the most interesting places, bowel emanations lace the air and you're faced with having to do 1 or 2 in a setting you wouldn't wish upon a cockroach, much less a fellow human being. Different techniques have to be assimilated in order for you to curb nature's call and from Sumo squats to tip toe peeing, you have to seriously think twice before taking a shit in a place that smells worse than shit.
But why the titillating toilet post? Well I thought it was quite interesting to state that apart from having to deal with the different gag factors that may be provoked by your local bathroom stalls, it seems fascinating to me that some people no only take forever while going to the john, but that their freshest ideas come from an unfresh environment. So it should serve as food for thought (and little if anything else please), that some people are actually more productive in such a setting instead of oh say, their cubicle.
What if people had more freedom to roam? I'm not talking just about creatives. I mean what if all members of an agency were invited to have one or two days a week where they could even work from their home. Hell if they want to WIFI from the toilet then so be it, but the point is to let the person actually select the work setting in which he or she will perform their duties. Don't you think it would invite a more Feng Shuish environment where people can flow from time to time and change their setting instead of the rigorous and boxed environments they are forced to sit in while plowing through their daily bullshit? I think it's an interesting concept to at the very least consider and daydream about, because imagine the crazy shit some people would come up with to relax and work effectively. Make no mistake, they HAVE to work and produce results before a fixed time, lets say 10 PM, but they're free to do it any way they see fit.
One person could be making a media plan while sipping Starbucks, an exec could coordinate telephone meetings and issue jobs in the nude, a creative could have a notepad on shore to jot down that perfect idea right after catching a great wave.. Wishful thinking or borderline utopic? Either way.... it's a nice thing to think about... even if it is inspired by taking a dump.
Posted by Joker at 4:33 PM