Stanley

Don’t poo-poo it!

A few weeks back a wonderful moment of synchronicity happened when several books arrived in the store on the same day:

The Moose with Loose Poops (I kid you not!)
Everyone Poops (a kids classic! really!!!)
The Poo Log: A Record Keeper (double entendre?!)
The Potty Caddy
AND
A Loo with a View

So, what could I do but grab several rolls of toilet paper and build a window display out of these books?! Right? The universe was providing me with an opportunity. Wouldn’t you have done that?! (Aren’t you jealous I thought of it first?)

Well, today, a customer reminded me of this window display and suggested I make a display of books likely to be found on the back of one’s toilet.

Which leads me to the question: how many folks read while they are attending to nature’s call? And if you are so inclined, what books do you keep there?

True confession: I don’t like to read when I’m taking care of business. A spirit of mindfulness is my motto. HOWEVER, a Sudoku or two sometimes help to pass the time.

Your confession? Leave a comment. (You can be anonymous if you like.)

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  1. Anonymous →
    January 7, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    This may fall into the T.M.I. category, but in our household, we refer to the bathroom as “The Library.” It’s the only place one can go for a few minutes of peace and quiet!

  2. Anonymous →
    January 7, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    This may fall into the T.M.I. category, but in our household, we refer to the bathroom as “The Library.” It’s the only place one can go for a few minutes of peace and quiet!

  3. Larry from across the bridge →
    January 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm #

    Congratulations on the Sunday Times Union article!

  4. Larry from across the bridge →
    January 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm #

    Congratulations on the Sunday Times Union article!

  5. Bill C →
    January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Stanley,

    I think that your window display idea was terrific! I recall telling a college english professor how I liked to read sonnets in the bathroom — one or two and out — no hemerrhoids! My prof was a Pound scholar and appreciated such commentary. Kudos on the TU article — appreciated all the way down here in the North Carolina mountains.

  6. Bill C →
    January 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Stanley,

    I think that your window display idea was terrific! I recall telling a college english professor how I liked to read sonnets in the bathroom — one or two and out — no hemerrhoids! My prof was a Pound scholar and appreciated such commentary. Kudos on the TU article — appreciated all the way down here in the North Carolina mountains.

  7. Anonymous →
    February 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm #

    “Once Upon a Potty” might be a nice addition to loo-brary :-)

  8. Anonymous →
    February 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm #

    “Once Upon a Potty” might be a nice addition to loo-brary :-)

  9. Rodney →
    February 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

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    Which isn't terribly intellectual, but is simultaneously inspiring of thought and weaving of various ideas from the past.

    The cover says, in part, "365 Daily Lessons from the seven fields of knowledge.