Friday, February 17, 2012

And Now For Something Completely Different

We are happy, for the most part, with the new house with one exception.  The previous owners were not diligent in deep cleaning and so there are things within the house that are suffering.  The toilet in the master bath is one of the victims and I've tried, without success, to remove the hard set stains in the bowl. Sufficiently frustrated with the lack of progress, Wingnut and I went online to shop for new toilets on Lowe's website.  Two things became inherently obvious.

First of all, toilets can really run a pretty penny. We saw one toilet that ran upwards of $4000.  From what I could see, it didn't have any particularly special features other than is was one piece and incredibly ugly. Who in their right mind spends that much money on a commode? One particular toilet, the Gabrielle, had a polished band of gold accenting the tank.  This toilet was around $3500, so the gold must have been real.  Seriously?  Lowe's must be catering to one of the Saudi princes.

Our second observation regarded the naming of toilets and led to several minutes of hilarity as we searched the list for a name to top the one before.  There was a San Raphael commode, now that is just wrong!  No toilet should be named after a saint!  There was Memories--in general I try to forget any toilet business, if you know what I mean.  Not to top Memories was the Memoir and the Portrait, really? Would you ever name a toilet after a woman?  Well apparently, poor Kathyrn has one named for her.  Then there was the Revival which is "characterized by a classically romantic 1930s design."  I don't' know about you, but I've never considered the toilet as being particularly romantic.  I'd like to know who gets the job of naming toilets and are they serious about their job or do they just have a wicked sense of humor?

After some window shopping and a bit of giggling, we decided we'd try a few more cleaning tricks to see if we can get rid of those persistent stains.

Say, if you were to name a toilet, what would you choose? Print Friendly and PDF

4 comments:

Natalie said...

haha....this is so mean, but I would name it Lyndsey, after my SIL I really really dislike.

Neen said...

My oldest son is very into fish right now. It is so odd that my 16 year old boy is begging for the toilet you have pictured. I thought he was making it up until I saw your post.

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Terri said...

Oh really, this is just too easy...JOHN