Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Thursday, April 8, 2010

Okay.  I get the point.

Times are tough for the airline industry.  I've gotten used to airlines that charge a fee for checked bags.  I don't like the idea, but I've grown accustomed to the practice.  So it's not really surprising that Spirit Air recently announced plans to charge a fee for certain carry-on luggage as well.  Normally I would call that an unreasonable fee, but then I read about Ryanair.

Ryanair (a European discount airline) intends to start charging a fee to use the lavatory.  That's right, we're talking pay-per-loo.

The airline hopes that by charging a fee, it will discourage passengers from using the onboard facilities.  And that will enable the airline to eliminate all but one onboard lavatory, freeing up valuable space to install additional passenger seats.

That's when I had an epiphany.  The public lavatories here on my blog occupy way too much space.  So, starting Monday, I will be charging fifty cents for anyone who wishes to use my virtual toilet.  It is my hope that you will remember to do your business before visitng my blog.  And that will make it possible for me to remove most of the lavatories, freeing up valuable space for more thought-provoking blog posts.

Like this one. 

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