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Started by lapsedcat on Nov 27, 2018 5:59:02 PM
What reading material do you leave in your lavatory to impress guests or tradesmen?

At this time of year you may be expecting friends or family for loads'o'Christmas merrymaking or whatnot. Alternatively you may have no friends and your family hates you and you are facing the prospect of nobody visiting you over Christmas... under which heavenly circumstances you could decide to get your boiler seen to before it gets too cold, so your house may for a temporary period be abuzz with plumbers and/or their mates.

At some point they're going to need to take their honest ease and the literature you have to hand will say a lot about you. What do you place by the side of the toilet? Newspapers? Magazines? Books? If so, fiction or non-fiction? Light or heavy?

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widenation - 27 Nov 2018 18:03:23 (#1 of 48)

A copy of the Daily Mail - dual purpose.

lapsedcat - 27 Nov 2018 18:05:15 (#2 of 48)

Nothing like finishing off with Littlejohn's column.

dottie30 - 27 Nov 2018 18:06:04 (#3 of 48)

I don't have reading material in the loo. I'd rather people concentrated on what they were doing - particularly men in the upstanding position.

moto748 - 27 Nov 2018 18:06:16 (#4 of 48)

#2

Most people prefer Page 3, but each to their own.

Tenesmus - 27 Nov 2018 18:17:45 (#5 of 48)

You let tradesmen use your facilities?

mancurse - 27 Nov 2018 18:19:11 (#6 of 48)

I don't have anywhere to keep books in the bathroom. All the shelves are filled with my cosmetics.

diomu_II - 27 Nov 2018 18:19:35 (#7 of 48)

Fowler's Modern English Usage. It's old, so the stains are harder to see...

Agaliarept - 27 Nov 2018 18:23:39 (#8 of 48)

Currently just a couple of those ‘fact’ based books called Why Can’t Cows Climb Stairs Or Why Don’t Penguins Feet Get Cold.

Used have a massive collection of Calvin and Hobbes books but I kept them in a box next to the loo and they ended up covered in piss stains.

thisonehasalittlehat - 27 Nov 2018 18:49:12 (#9 of 48)

We don't have books in the loo because it's common.

thisonehasalittlehat - 27 Nov 2018 18:50:47 (#10 of 48)

And we are not common. Just to avoid any uncertainty. We is in fact dead posh

spartak - 27 Nov 2018 18:55:27 (#11 of 48)

I got hooked on Sports Illustrated while curling out a post-Thanksgiving dinner log in my mate’s parents’ house in Philly. His dad kept the latest edition in the lav.

surferboogiewhatever - 27 Nov 2018 19:06:54 (#12 of 48)

None. I live with a philistine who refuses to have a bookcase in there.

Cavewoman - 27 Nov 2018 19:11:28 (#13 of 48)

A couple of dozen old Giles cartoon books. All bought in charity shops, so my money didn't go to the Express.

surferboogiewhatever - 27 Nov 2018 19:12:00 (#14 of 48)

My oldest friend has copies of 2000AD in hers!

HouseOfLametta - 27 Nov 2018 19:12:09 (#15 of 48)

Toilet traders never leave unimpressed.

widenation - 27 Nov 2018 19:12:40 (#16 of 48)

Something I saw on Gogglebox suggested that it was considered incredibly rude to take a dump in your host's toilet, as a guest who was only expected to be there briefly.

deadmanwalking23 - 27 Nov 2018 19:16:34 (#17 of 48)

It has to be Viz or Private Eye

Shadrack22 - 27 Nov 2018 19:16:45 (#18 of 48)

The Lonely Planet Guide to the Gulf States.

spartak - 27 Nov 2018 19:28:33 (#19 of 48)

#16- I was there from the Thursday to the Sunday!

HouseOfLametta - 27 Nov 2018 19:29:52 (#20 of 48)

That’s quite a dump.

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