Forgetting the Linguine Insults My Intelligence

Paradise is beautiful.  For instance, there’s this place near Sorrento, Italy:

The only ingredient that's missing is pasta.  Salami would also be acceptable.

The only ingredient that’s missing is pasta. Salami would also be acceptable.

But there’s a story behind all that beauty.  People have to work hard to maintain those pristine beaches and unpolluted waters.  And those workers eat pasta and sausage and salami and all that good stuff that no one cooks up quite like the Italians.

And it’s rare to see photos that take that background action into account.  This one does.  Those waves you hear aren’t the ocean.  They’re the continual flushing of all those portapotties.  Where do you think all that wonderful food ends up?

Public Restrooms Insult My Intelligence

Welcome to the men’s restroom.  You may empty your bladder and/or colon here.  Or your stomach if you’ve been drinking…

The toilet looks clean, but how safe is it?  (Photo credit: Dmitry G, public domain)

The toilet looks clean, but how safe is it? (Photo credit: Dmitry G, public domain)

We have nifty toilet seat covers here to protect your butt from uninvited bacteria.  Hygiene is important.

When you are done emptying your insides, please flush the toilet and pull up your pants.  Don’t forget to refasten your leather belt.

And now that you have contaminated your clothing, you may go wash your hands.  We’re glad that your belt can never enter a washing machine…