How dumb is it that within a generation's time span, our butts have gotten so big that toilet manufacturers need to reinvent the wheel, so to say.
It's been reported that toilet seats roughly the size of tractor wheels are now hitting the market for big bottomed bathroom-goers.
Put some elastic in your waist band when you're losing the battle of the bulge. Fine. I get it. But crafting an entirely new toilet seat for your wide load should be a wake-up call, not a booming industry.
I am currently in the market for a new toilet seat because the cheap thing cracked after roughly 5 years of me and the roomies giving it some wear and tear after weekend long drinking binges. And to be fair, the hinges broke, not the seat itself.
American company Gordon Ellis & Co is manufacturing "Big John" toilet seats that are 75% bigger for people who obliterate several toilet seats every year with their weighty girth. I don't know about you, but if the magnitude of my a** ever single-handedly destroyed a bowl of sturdy porcelain, I would take a hard look in the mirror. Call me critical, but that would serve as a major indicator that it was time for a change.
It didn't take long for us to outgrow seats on planes. Sure, airlines are doing the greedy, humiliating thing by charging for two, but I like that they didn't bend to this obesity epidemic and make "Big John" seats or create a special section for people of size. It only accommodates the problem instead of serving as a healthy measure for what a reasonably sized person should fit into.
Making giant sized toilet seats is another dumb way in which we don't encourage people to change for the better but instead aid and abet in booties that can crush a toilet.