Friday, 18 January 2013

Finish the Sentence Friday - 1: Vacation

Finish the Sentence Friday

The last time I went on vacation...

was nice but pretty uneventful so I do not want to bore you with it.

But there was a time before Sunny was born when I took weekend trips with some of my friends from time to time. In 2005 we went to London and had loads of fun, some of which including a pajama party with Tequila shots at our hotel, a boat trip on the river Thames, schlepping two really lange boxes filled with top boots from my favourite shoe shop Shelley's to the hotel (and, later, to the airport, along with my big suitcase...) and generally walking around town because I love London so much.

When we returned to the hotel with me dragging these enormous shoe boxes along we walked past a construction site and were very amused when we saw where the restrooms were located. Seriously, isn't this the best place ever? And what was even better was that it only could be accessed with the hydraulic hoist. So I guess you better did not have any urgent "business" to do!


Thank you to Kate of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine… and Janine of Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic for hosting Finish the Sentence Friday!

Next week's sentence to finish: "When I was younger I tried..."



24 comments:

  1. Oh thank you so very much Joy for linking up and all I can say is I am sure glad when I have to go to the bathroom that I don't have to take a hydraulic hoist, lol!! Great vacation story and have a few of those too from my younger days, but with NYC not London :)

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    1. Hi Janine, I'm glad you liked it! And thank you for hosting! :-)

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  2. LOL - that's hilarious. Those weird people from London - :P But I can imagine in a tightly packed city, one must be resourceful. I found you through the FTSF link up!

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    1. I love the Brits! And the UK! London is such a cool place but that toilet totally cracked us up! :-) Thanks for commenting!

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  3. What a fun story! If I ever make it to London, I'll make sure I find more sensible restrooms. :)

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  4. Sigh...don't you miss taking vacations with girlfriends? Maybe someday... glad you linked up today! That picture was hilarious!

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    1. Oh yeah, I do miss those vacations, too!

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  5. ...lol get the hell out of my way, I have a license for hydraulic lifts....

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    1. This one really cracked me up! Thanks for your comment!

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  6. Oh wow, that is funny! You best not be afraid of heights either if you're going to use that bathroom!

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  7. OMG! Those are the BEST restrooms, ever! I thought it was bad when I was in France and a (less than five star) restaurant had a unisex bathroom with...a hole in the floor...that's IT. No flusher, no toilet. For real. I took a photo and should find it!
    Love this post. LOVE YOU! :)

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    1. Aaah Kristi, that reminds me of when I was in Paris once. We were at a brasserie and I went to the restroom and there was only this hole in the floor, too! I was like "those French, they have no culture and this is disgusting, how old-fashioned are they" and venting as I tried my best to "use" that hole only to find out later it was the men's restroom I had been using! *lol*

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    2. Ach the men's room? That's really funny! This one was in a bar in Paris and there was only the one bathroom - unisex. I think my coworkers took us there just for the shock of it. Still it was disgusting!

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    3. Uh, I do NOT like unisex restrooms at all!

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  8. OMG, that's crazy! Those bathrooms - love it! - Do you have that on Pinterest? I'd pin it. Then I just read your previous comment and was laughing! All the public restrooms we encountered in China had the hole in the ground - some had no privacy doors - like the ones at rest stops. Then they had a woman at the end with a hose that would hose down the place, so not only did you have to crouch over a hole in the ground, but had to do it on a slippery floor with no handrail. Awful.

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    1. No, unfortunately I am not on Pinterest, I think I already spend too much time on social media! ;-) Hahaha, and as I read something about a hose on the restrooms in China for a split second I thought someone cleaned you with that hose after finishing. Ugh! So glad it was only the hole in the ground and not your butt!

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  9. Our workmen aren't known for their brains, ha. They probably didn't want anyone asking to use their loo!

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  10. Ha! I'm very curious as to what the rationale was for those elevated bathrooms. I don't get it...

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    1. Neither do I, but I think it is a pretty creative solution!

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  11. Hi, the oddest bathroom experience I had was when I was in labor with Silas. We had to stop at a construction site and I had you's their outhouse. I was freaked out he would just plop out right there! Alana (boynamedsilas.blogot.com)

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    1. So many fun stories of your various toilet stories... maybe I should make a link-up for that?! Thank you for commenting, Alana! :-)

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