Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Sticky Situation Could Be A Plumber's Opportunity

A 58 year old man got stuck in an Australian public bathroom. He got literally stuck. Someone applied a powerful adhesive to public toilet seats and this guy sat on it.

It's one of those things that's sorta funny unless you're the guy who had to go to the emergency room with a toilet seat glued to your posterior. The Australian police are not amused.

"I'm disgusted that a gentleman has had to go through that because someone thinks it's funny -- it's a sick joke," one official told the Australian Associated Press.

Probably not as disgusted as the hospital staff, who were tasked with deseating the victim. Fortunately industrial strength solvents solved the problem.

All of this raises the question, "Don't public bathrooms down under have the sanitary toilet seat covers?"

Guess not. Or, this particular shopping center in Cairns lacked them. But then, so do a lot of public restrooms, all over the world.

This seems to me to be the perfect opportunity for private labeling travel packs of toilet seat covers to use as a great ad premium. Leave them with customers after service calls or scheduled maintenance. Heck, sell them!

Branded travel toilet seat covers should be a perfect product for Mars or Shubee to offer plumbers. That's a hint guys.

And for the Australian plumbers reading this, take advantage of the Cairns incident to issue a press release to the local media announcing your offer of free disposable travel toilet seat covers with every service call.

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