Monday, March 9th, 2009
Beware the Bathroom of Doom
Step 1. Shop at Toys ‘R’ Us.
Step 2. Nature calls. Take your 2-year-old to the restroom.
Step 3. Child-in-hand, have the bathroom stall crash down on you, trapping you in the wreckage. Suffer chronic pain that changes your whole life, rack up medical bills and be victimized a second time over the next two years as the corporate chain with its Perilous Potty doesn’t resolve things, leading you to sue its uncaring ass.
That’s my interpretation of events, anyhow, in Jennifer’s account (that Jennifer, of Z Recommends) of her experience in How Toys ‘R’ Use can change your life. It’s worth a read, if only for the nightmares it will engender. And for the record, no, Jennifer wasn’t using a baby hanger.
Hey, so… a $25 poop-in-your-car travel potty doesn’t look so bad now, does it?
If you have your own blog or participate in a parenting web forum or e-mail list, wouldn’t it be interesting if you shared your thoughts on this matter? Something tells me Toys R Us would have been better off making things right instead of fighting a mom in court.
And, oh yeah, I apologize to my regular Thinga-readers. “Bathroom of Doom” and “Perilous Potty” were the best I could think up. Can you do better?
Update: Oh man, the Consumerist wrote “the awesome striking power of the Action Toilet Stall with Collapsible Mom Trap!” See, that’s why we’re small peanuts. No creativity!