Sunday, December 02, 2007

At Your Convenience

Locate-A Loo Text Message Service

Don't worry about being caught short in London. First came SatNav for lost drivers. Now there's "SatLav," a toilet-finding service. Westminster City Council recently launched a new mobile phone text message service that will guide Londoners and tourists to their nearest public lavatory. Anyone who sends the word "Toilet" to 80097 will receive a reply giving details of their nearest public convenience. Student Gail Knight, 26, came up with the idea for an innovation competition run by the council.

FOOTNOTE: It's lav at first sight.

10 comments:

imac said...

You have to be flushed, cos it costs 20p for one pee.

Hammer said...

I thought that's what bushes and back alleys were for..

Misty Dawn said...

when you gotta go, no matter where you go.

BRUNO said...

I thought at first you were going to tell us it's a MOBILE loo, like callin' for a taxi!

Now THAT would be an "emergency-service", indeed---complete with lights and siren!

Titania Starlight said...

This is an especially brilliant idea for us ladies as we always are in need of a loo. :o)

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

New device tells patrons to piss off...and then where to do so...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Rachel said...

I like Bradley's footnote. LOL!
Very interesting.
Could be really helpful, especially for pregnant women and potty training kids.

Kate said...

What a fabulous idea! Some cities have you running begging favors from shop owners (ahem, Rome ). And I'll pony up the 20p-- London loos aren't too bad.

K.

katherine. said...

okay...that's kinda strange...

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Oh damn, that is cool. I can't tell you how many times I've had to go but couldn't find a public toilet. Once in Germany i found one with an attendant, but he wasn't there, so I went ahead and hit the john. In bid dump this bastard comes bangin' on the door wanting his money.