Hey, we all love sharing, right? It lets you live comfortably while limiting consumption and waste. And you have that bathroom, and you're not using it all the time, right? What are you, selfish? Put your money where your mouth is, toilet-hog, and offer up your bathroom to strangers with a deuce to donate. Otherwise the terrorists win.
If you're seriously willing to hang an "Open to Strange Butts" placard outside your lavatory (what are you, nuts? We were joking), a new app called CLOO' will let you take shit from just about anyone.
CLOO' is a community of registered users who choose to share their bathrooms and make city-living easier, while earning a small profit. Using social media connections, CLOO' shows what friends you have in common with the host, turning a stranger's loo into a friend of a friend's loo.
On the one hand, this allows us to make the most of existing resources, contributes to the sharing economy, and helps make the city a more comfortable place to navigate. On the other hand, it's a good way to get killed to death in your own bathroom — or at very least, have to deal with having someone else's grubby hands on your toilet-tank Calvin & Hobbes. Basically, you are literally dealing with other people's shit. Can we at least start a matches, scented candles, and eco-friendly air freshener sharing service to run alongside it?
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