Proof positive that mankind is not employing a significant portion of his brain capacity:
We still don’t build residential bathrooms with drains in the floor.
Why is that?
How many of you have never, ever had a toilet over flow? A pipe break? Or just an overwhelming urge to take a handheld shower head and pressure wash the entire room?
Look me in the eye and say it’s never happened.
Now how hard would it really be to put a drain in the floor? There’s already one for the sink and the tub–just run a few more feet of pipe for heaven’s sake. Or my sanity’s–whichever floats your boat. (And don’t you dare point out that I did the plumbing here myself–I was influenced by centuries of faulty thinking.) I say it’s time for a residential plumbing renaissance, people!
Or maybe just time to put the toilet paper under lock and key… I could dole it out like they do at restrooms in Mexico–three or four sheets per customer. I might even insist on a tip–it’ll finance the next remodel, which, at this rate, will be needed way too soon.