Wednesday

The Car Toilet Has Arrived

Stuck in rush hour traffic and have "to go"? Well, Japan's Kaneko Sangyo Company has the answer for you!

They have developed the first toilet-in-a-brief-case for those times in your car when Mother Nature calls and you can't get to the next rest stop in time. No, folks, I'm not kidding.

Kaneko is a big plastic car accessories manufacturer in Japan, where there must be a lot of traffic jams I guess. Japan's Kyodo News is quoting a company official on the invention as saying, "The commode will come in handy during major disasters such as earthquakes or when you are caught in a traffic jam."

It comes complete with a window curtain to keep out the prying, envious eyes of nearby drivers, and is small enough to fit inside a suitcase. It's made of a cardboard toilet bowl that you can hurriedly assemble when needed. All you do is fit a water absorbent sheet inside the bowl, pull the curtain around you, and you're all set to go, so to speak. Of course, there's a plastic bag for quick and easy disposal.

Good grief. I just don't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for those Toyko drivers ...