Although I don’t believe there’s anyone who can’t relate to that situation, there is a bit of back story to today’s comic.

A rather brilliant idea came to me while I was having a …*ahem*… seat.

You know those really obtrusive bathroom adverts on the backs of the stall doors? Those need to be bought  back by the newspapers. If something has to be there, make it something worth reading; maybe with little teasers to get you to the website later, “follow-up at the New York Times online”. Or if they’re feeling extravagant, install touch screens with some sort of reading material available for charge. Like a quarter or something. BAM! I’ve just saved the newspapers!

Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. “Just bring your phone or tablet with you”.

I can’t do that.

Firstly, there’s the issue of bathroom germs creeping me out. Even if I had my phone in my pocket, zipped up in a hermetically sealed bag while I was in the loo, I’m sure they’ll get on there and then poo germs near my face is all I can think of the next time I go to make a call. There are not enough anti-bacterial wipes in the WORLD that will make that image go away. Secondly, I’m clumsy and paranoid so I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up dropping it in. Lastly… I really despise those ads.