Thursday, March 25, 2010

Terrifying Toilet Paper

I can wander cemeteries alone at night and sleep alone in haunted hotels. I can wander through medieval castles in the dark on ground where blood soaked battles have been fought, but I am absolutely terrified of bathrooms. I'm ok if the bathroom has been cleaned recently, but public restrooms can induce panic and I have to keep Clorox wipes in my bathroom to make sure it is sterilized at least 3 times a day.


That is why this is the perfect item of terror for me. My aunt sent me this toilet paper. She saw it in some curio shop in New York and thought of me. This ghostly toilet paper is a horror novel by Japanese Author, Suzuki Koh. The title of the Novel is "The Edge". The wrapping is the cover of the book and when you open it up, each sheet of toilet paper is a page of a terrifying, blood drenched horror novel. Ideally, every time you went to the bathroom you could read a sheet and be gripped with fear right before you wipe and flush. This might serve a cathartic affect. You can toss the terror away after each page.  Unfortunately for me, I can't read Japanese, so all the wonder and horror of this toilet paper novel is entirely lost on me. But the idea of it is wonderful and it will always sit on the back of my toilet reminding me that there is more to fear in my bathroom then my 7 year-old forgetting to flush the toilet.

5 comments:

Pam Morris said...

LOL! what a great idea! somebody should do this for English speaking bathroom visitors! (also, got a kick out of your bathroom terrors!)

Snake Eyes said...

Totally they need to translate it into English. They should also include a warning that if you don't flush you'll die in 7 days from a toilet monster

Above the Norm said...

Great idea for the many haunted hotels around the US, but in English. BTW, 1-ply scares me too, lol.

Jessica Penot said...

I'm with all of you. I would love to see this in English, but I couldn't handle the toilet monster warning. I would never go to the bathroom again.

Courtney Mroch said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! Oh man, this was a GREAT one for a laugh. I have some form of IBS so sadly I spend a lot of time (usually suddenly and unexpectedly) in desperate need of bathrooms --public ones! You have a right to be afraid. (And not just cuz people like me have used them! I've seen some stuff that I wish I hadn't and that I had NO part of leaving behind!!!!!!!!)