Tomas Martty

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Analog waste disposal

1 month ago · 1 MIN READ

Home is where you poop most comfortably.

It undoubtedly feels good to sit in the throne, preferably your throne, and let go of all that crap. But, when was the last time you did so without your cellphone on your hands?

I was going to tell you a poop joke but it's really crappy.

It's interesting how cellphones and hyper connectivity have invaded our lives and changed us in almost all aspects. I did some serious research and watched as people went to the bathroom: at work, at home and at the university (pretty creepy now that I think about it) and I can guarantee every single person took their phones with them, either for social networking or to play some games while the body took care of the waste.

And usually, what happened to me more than a couple of times is that even after I had finished doing number two I'd stay there, sitting, staring at my phone, hypnotized by an infinite scroll of social media pseudo idiotizing content, pretty much wasting my time. And I'm not talking five or ten minutes, I've even spent like half an hour Instagramming with my pants down (Hello Guinness world records!).

Lately I've been trying to go back to the old times where I'd normally spend no more than 5 minutes in the bathroom and I've found the experience to be quite rewarding. I not only waste less time doing useless non-productive things on my phone but I've also rediscovered toilet-time to be something like shower-time, where ideas suddenly pop up, or where I can think about my day and do some retrospective whilst making a deposit in the porcelain bank.

Jokes aside, think about it, why don't you spend some more quality time with yourself and keep your phone outside the bathroom?

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Tomas Martty

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