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Just saw an ad where a woman is cleaning the bathroom, and her toilet, her shower, her sink, and some others are all talking to her, and moving, and she's just like, "Oh yes, I'd better use this other brand which cleans better." If my toilet, sink, and shower, were talking to me, I would not be taking it so calmly. I'd be screaming in terror, trying to wake up from the nightmare. If it persisted, I think I might check myself in to a psych ward. If it still persisted, I *might* calm down and accept the reality of the situation though. One more weirdness in my life. I might end up discussing philosophy with them. I wonder if a toilet would be an existentialist?

I suspect the woman in the ad went through a similar cycle when it happened to her. And she had a family to support, so after a while in the psych ward and nothing helped, she just decided to get used to it for the sake of her family. Feigning sanity to get released worked after honing her skills at ignoring weird stuff. Now it's commonplace, and when she's had a bad day she discusses it with them, trying the whole time not to focus on the fact that she's pissing and shitting into Toilet's mouth, because the implications of that would be just far too disturbing for her to handle.

Sounds like a great idea for a sitcom, eh? ;-D

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org


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Sep. 5th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
sounds more interesting than most existing sitcoms
Sep. 5th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
Indeed. And leave it to someone like me to make a person's struggle with insanity funny. :-D
Sep. 5th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
Commercials take place in an alternate universe, where it's commonplace to hold conversations with appliances, household chemicals, and food. Strange beings appear magically in people's homes to extol the virtues of various products, and nobody feels that their space is being invaded. Everyone is slim and attractive, with perfect teeth and hair that's never out of place, and their clothes always fit perfectly and never get disheveled or dirty - where do all the dirty clothes in the laundry come from? People are judged by what products they buy, but all problems can be solved in thirty seconds. Clearly, this is not the reality we live in!

Sep. 5th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
And in that alternate universe, all families have 3.5 children.
Sep. 5th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
Nope, just two - one girl and one boy. Very obviously cis-gendered, although for the sake of "political correctness", the boy may be seen helping to prepare food, and the girl may be seen playing a sport like softball or soccer.

Sep. 5th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)

I think you're exactly right - she's adjusted to the situation.

One of those short stories I read and always remember (save for the author or the title!) was of a woman who'd just been released from the nuthouse. She'd been convinced that bugbears of her imagination would get her if she didn't follow rigorous protective superstitions that multiplied in number and complexity until she was essentially non-functional. (“Don't step on pavement cracks” carried to overload.)

Well, now she proudly walked down the street, free of those ludicrous fears. Nothing lurked, waiting to get her. Oh, no. Nothing watched her every move. No one noticed her at all. She was utterly unimportant. No one cared what she did or didn't do. She was alone. She was irrelevant…

So, looking at that cold, indifferent, sterile street of oblivious strangers… she began, one by one, to repopulate it with the lurking monsters who watched for her slightest misstep. Who paid attention to her. To whom she mattered


[Which in turn reminded me of this - I don't know if you ever saw it.]

Sep. 5th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'd watch/read that. Though I think it could be stronger as a book/series.
Sep. 5th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
trying the whole time not to focus on the fact that she's pissing and shitting into Toilet's mouth, because the implications of that would be just far too disturbing for her to handle.

Google "intimate body service" (if you want to be prissy about it) or "toilet slave" if you want to be crude.

People do that to other people all the time. Not my bag, but....

Sep. 5th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
> I wonder if a toilet would be an existentialist

If you get shit on enough, you eventually become a nihilist.
Sep. 5th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
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