If you like water then you already like 70% of me. Such a quintessential source of life it is. Lately it dawned upon me that neither I am Aquaman nor I am drinking sufficient water. Wait, what qualifies ‘sufficient’? Who better than a doctor can answer this and upon my enquiry she said, “Drink 2 liters (say 8 glasses) a day.” All doctors advise to drink at least 8 glasses (of water of course.. duh..! ) but what they don’t say is that you have to run to the toilet 80 freaking times :D And Lo, the bulb lighted and I aimed at the gold medal in the next Olympics since I would have sprint practice every day. She retorted that it wouldn’t do any good as the toilet is barely meters away inside our cozy homes. She had a point. She had many points, to be honest. Her views surfaced and hovered I still have a chance if only the toilets were moved outside.
Moving the toilets is itself a challenge. It has been many decades now that the whole of society has the toilets inside. It is fixed and saturated. Our dear most society is a bubble of chaos. So much as a scratch you make, it bursts open, chaos rules. Bringing a change in the society is not just a scratch it is a sword’s slash. You must be as adroit as Samurai Jack to change the societal norms. You must have a bait and people must click on it. I told her that we can shift the toilets outside with a “Traditions ko Chipko” movement or “Tradition Vapas Lao” andholan. Another lame idea, I know :\
“No one cares about the traditional values anymore. People ain’t buying that. Scientifically speaking, if toilets are outside it drains the negative energy and gives room to positive energy”, her remark. In this stress fed life people yearn for peace, for positive energy. They wouldn’t budge about the positive energy or any of its cousins (serenity, aura, karma) during their good times. Only when their blood is dripping and nothing else seems to clot it, they resolve to these “life saviors”. Outsourcing toilets is scientifically, aesthetically correct and it complies with Vastu. So let there be toilets in every compound, outside the house.
Hopes resurrected in me, my aim of the Olympic medal is live again. Drink. Run. Win :P :D