When I got it: A few weeks after I moved into my first real apartment about six years ago. The sign looked awesome hung up on the bathroom wall, which I painted a crimson red. What didn’t look awesome was the crimson red residue in the tile grout on the floor from when I spilled half a can of paint. However, the sign came in handy as a cheerful distraction for all female guests who thought it was blood.
How it came into my possession: My mother bought it, mailing it to me with one of her signature notes: “Isn’t it cool?!”
Why I like it: I believe bathrooms need decoration too. But not decoration like drapes and Warhol prints, but decoration that says “Have fun in here!” It’s a proven fact that humans use their bathrooms EVERY DAY. So why not make it as enjoyable as possible? Plus it reminds me of a simpler time, when cowboys paid a quarter (which is a great price, by the way) to bathe once a month.
Why she hates it: She says it’s kitschy. And sure, it is a little kitschy to charge guests 25¢ to use your bathtub, especially when we don’t even pay for the water. I suppose the 25¢ should cover the soap, so charging extra for that is even more kitschy. But the important thing is, I don’t think I know what the word “kitschy” means.
Your thoughts: OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOR OF ME