Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Beautiful People Toilet
We bought a toilet from Home Depot and on the way home, I told Alex I wanted to drop by the Jack London Kitchen and Bath showroom just to get some ideas.
When we walked in, there were about 15 toilets right near the entry, all of them rather upscale looking. There was a sign that said "All Display Toilets $100". Well, goodness me!
We had just paid about $200 at Home Depot for a toilet. This was a much better deal. Alex wanted a rather squared off looking toilet and I agreed that it was nice. It turns out this is actually a $700 toilet.
I never imagined such an expensive toilet even existed. I mean really! Isn't a toilet just a toilet? Yeah, this was "stylish", but I had never even considered a "stylish" toilet. Go figure.
So after owning the Home Depot toilet for about a half hour, Alex returned it to the store. The sales clerk seemed surprised that he was returning a toilet after a half hour. He said she looked at him suspiciously. (I think he's paranoid.)
Since I don't spend a lot of time thinking about toilets (at least until now), it never occurred to me that this toilet's dimensions might not be the same as our previous toilet which was sadly somewhat broken. After Guy, my contractor, installed the toilet, he called me in and told me that it was too close to the wall. Apparently, the toilet was larger than the one we were discarding.
Since the hole in the floor for the toilet was there already, there really wasn't much that could be done. I went over and sat on the toilet and said, "Well, it's fine for me!" Guy agreed, but added, "Not a place for big people though," and he was right.
When Alex arrived home, I pointed out the problem to him and in his usual optimistic way he said, "Well, we'll just tell everyone this toilet is only for the beautiful people!"