There are some things in this world I cannot for the life of me explain. Here is one of them: Bathroom-themed restaurants. This is a thing, people. This is a real, live, trending thing. There's a bunch of them out there and they keep building more. And no, it's not just happening in some far-off country. The Magic Restroom Cafe, America's first bathroom-themed restaurant, just opened in Los Angeles. You could totally go there! Make a road-trip out of it. The whole family would love it and by the whole family I mean your scatalogically-minded children but certainly not you because WHY WOULD ANY ADULT FIND THIS APPEALING?
Here are a few details grabbed from various bathroom-themed restaurants around the world, just to give you an idea of what we're dealing with.
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- Plush cushions in the shape of little poufs of poo.
- Toilets instead of banquettes or chairs.
- Menu items such as "black poop" (chocolate sundae) and "golden poop" rice.
- Food served in what appears to be tiny toilet bowls.
- Drinks served in tiny urinals.
- Poo-shaped overhead lighting.
- A giant toilet.
- Toilets, toilets, everywhere.
You get the picture. At least all of these, um, "features" don't show up in the same restaurant. But yeah ... basically I don't understand this at all. I kind of feel like it would take me about 100 hours of deep, focused meditation and maybe even a week at an ashram to come even close to comprehending the mind of the bathroom-themed restaurant enthusiast.
Maybe they're just more evolved than I am. Maybe they're "over" the grossness of their own bowels and can relax and enjoy the joke. Not me. (Even though I obviously poo rainbows and butterflies, just so we're clear on that.) I am so not evolved enough for this idea. Oh Lord, my butt cheeks are clenching at the mere thought. You guys knock yourselves out. I'm sticking with the restaurant-themed restaurants.
Would you ever eat at a bathroom-themed restaurant?
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