That’s really not my story, though. Before the movie started I went to the bathroom and lo and behold, there was no TP – true story. This is a cautionary tale and incidentally a Power and Protection story. You would think that since you’re paying a king’s ransom to watch a movie on a week night that they would make sure the bathrooms are always stocked and clean. How hard is it to do that? Am I asking for too much? Am I reaching for the stars? All I want is a urine-free floor and some TP. There is something very ridiculous about a company that cannot guarantee TP in their bathrooms. In my opinion they should either provide us with the minimum required for comfort or admit defeat and cease to exist. The popular quote “É por isso que o Brasil não vai pra frente” springs to mind and I can’t help but see how it’s the little things that make or break a society. Something like this would never happen in the
Back to my story: I had an initial moment of panic where I was dreading having to do the squat samba when I remembered that when I was putting on my makeup earlier I took the TP I had in my hand (for any lipstick corrections) and put it in my makeup bag. I was touched by an angel, safe and sound. That’s why it’s important to follow your instincts, you never know when the most seemingly unimportant thing could save your life, or as in my case, a movie. I dream of a day when we too will have automatically flushing toilets, seat protectors and soap. But in the meantime I’ll be sure to always keep some tissue nearby so I don’t have to rely on divine intervention to save me.