Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Pay Toilets

Last week at Londons Charing Cross station I decided it would be a good idea to "spend a penny" before getting on a train.

However the toilets at Charing Cross have a cost to enter - which had just been raised to 30 pence (up from 20 pence before apparently). So spending a peny would cost me 30p - not great value really, especially in these times of economic hardship...

So, with this in mind for 30p I decided that - with the benefit of a copy of the evening paper - I should spend a little more time there than planned (aka " laying down a dead otter", curling one off) and so get better value from my investment in entrance money.

This seemed to make perfect sense at the time, however in retrospect this did strike me as being a somewhat worrying brand of logic.

Because taken to it's ultimate extent it probably meant that there must be a toilet-based price point at which I may feel compelled to upgrade the return on my investment from merely "spending a penny" up to engaging in George Michael"-style toilet based activities.


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