Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cracking me up (pun intended)

Last Friday, we had a little TGIF celebration at Google. It was kind of a big deal, since they were basically introducing us (Postini) as a whole to the rest of the Google TGIF'ers. (Boy, that's a whole other blog post, let me tell you. I've worked with some geeky people in my 20+ years in high tech, but dammmmmmmmmmmmn. I saw some sh*t Friday that just takes the cake.)

We celebrated Google accomplishments (lots of polite clapping), and more Google accomplishments, blah, blah, blah. There was free food, and free beer (heyyyyy, that's what I'm talking about!) and free water. Oh, wait. Water IS free. Mostly. Anyway, all the water and beer and on the way back to the shuttle bus, I realized: I'm not going to make it back to San Carlos. I gotta pee! I stopped at a building and it was off to find the restroom. Found it, with the help of a fellow Googler! And jeez. What the hell? The toilet seat looked weird. Surgical-like hoses coming out of it, a weird little control panel on the wall next to the toilet. What is this? When I sat down, I found that the seat was HEATED! As I was examining the control panel, I realized that the funny toilet seat was actually a bidet! It even had pictures on the buttons. Ha, ha, ha.



Okay, I've never seen a bidet. I admit it. But an OFFICE building was the last place on Earth (next to my parents place) that I ever expected to see one! The worst part: I was on the verge of cracking up, but I couldn't, because someone else was in there!!! I was afraid to test it out, in case it reacted badly and I didn't want to explain why the back of my shirt was all wet...

8 comments:

velogirl said...

gotta test it out next time. you haven't lived until you've bideted!

velogirl said...

I think I just created a new verb.

Holly Roberts said...

Ha, ha. I'm scared... hold me. I was there again yesterday (that's when I took the pic), and I was still afraid of it. I was in the bathroom about 15 min, waiting for a girl to finish up so I could snap the pic. My male co-worker that I went with was like, "Dude, did you fall in????".
I'll test the damned thing next time. I'm a test engineer, for crissakes.

velogirl said...

sink the pink? what the hell's that mean, goofy?

Holly Roberts said...

I was adding links and when I think of you, I think of pink. Sink the Pink was one of my favorite AC/DC songs from back in the day. I'm sure it has some weird sexual meaning, since it's a rock song. I never thought of it that way though, and anyway, I thought it was a cool link name for your blog. :o)

Anonymous said...

That's not a bidet! It's a WASHLET! www.washlet.com. You MUST check the website out -- very fun. I think you're pretty lucky to have those fancy things in your workplace. I've never actually seen one -- but I really want to try one out!

Leilani said...

during my travels to asia, they had these washlets/"cleaning toilets" in the red carpet room at the airports. Yes, I've tried them, and yes, it does the job well! LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Flandria said...

hilarious!