SNL Warns: Don’t Poop And Text
Last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, staring Melissa McCarthy, featured a public service announcement from common human Decency. Wait for it until the end:
That’s right, the SNL writers are furious that nothing is sacred anymore, and even a few minutes on the toilet have become a digitally connected experience.
But I’m afraid they might be too late. According to a survey from last year, a whopping 75% of smartphone users admitted to using their phone while on the toilet. CNET reported:
Now that the secret is out, I have to wonder what everybody is up to in the powder room that’s so important it can’t wait. As it turns out, 67 percent are reading texts on the john, but 63 percent admit to answering a phone call. Even better, 41 percent initiated a phone call without waiting to exit the facilities first.
Ok, so maybe we need to admit this social boundary has fallen. But what about simple hygiene? Ninety-two percent wash their hands after going to the bathroom, “but only 14 percent wash their phones.” Uh oh. However, I think this opens the door for a new phone accessory: the electronics-safe bathroom wipe!
Aside from that, SNL seems to have stretched to make their point. A desktop computer and fax modem? Is this 1997? The average person can bring their tablet to the john and use wi-fi, no toilet-blocking clutter or pants-sh**ing delays necessary.
What do you think? Has technology in the bathroom gone too far?