App That Lets You Use Strangers’ Bathrooms Is Full of Poo

ClooI'm always amazed at how there's an app for nearly anything you want to do these days -- some good and amazingly helpful and some of questionable taste, such as iFart to iLickit (Google them). None, however, has completely grossed me out as much as one dubbed CLOO' set to launch soon.

Need a clue as to what it lets you do? The acronym is a combination of community and loo, which is fancy for bathroom. Basically, it means if you have to go, you don't have to go in search of any skanky public restroom, rather you can find some kind stranger and use his or her own personal restroom ... which may or may not be skanky. It's the world's first social toilet network, and it ... stinks.


Oh, it sounds so nice and socially hip, and it's actually supposed to be friends of friends instead of "real" strangers, but the problems are rampant. At first it may seem like a nice way to effortlessly make a few bucks (you get a small payment each time someone uses your facilities) and do some good in the world, but I can't imagine it's worth it.

First, it's your BATHROOM. It's a space more personal than any other. What's next, letting someone you don't know take a nap in your bed?

Then there's the fact that you each have to rate each other on the "experience." Talk about pressure. From making sure your bathroom is clean at all times and all your personal things are out of sight to making sure you don't sprinkle when you tinkle, things could get embarrassing. Not to mention the medicine cabinet you know they're going to be poking around in.

And is there any kind of a time limit? I mean what if Joe is in there for a VERY long time. Or what if you're Joe, and you need a long time, but your hostess has to get to class and wants to boot you out halfway through. As well, in New York and other urban areas they're targeting, apartments are small and ... let's just say there could be some uncomfortable sound and smell issues.

There are so many potential potty problems here, they just need to flush the idea before it launches. Though I guess like with everything else, if you don't like it, don't buy it. Godspeed to those who do ... perhaps with a side of Poo-Pourri.

Check out this video for it and see what you think.

Would you use the CLOO' app?

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