|Photo of sign at the Bistro restaurant on the North shore of Kaua'i,|
you can't make this stuff up...
Photo courtesy ; Leo Azambuja- Kaua'i Garden Island News
To Pee or Not to Pee, That Is The Question
To pee or not to pee, that is the question on Kauai''s north shore city of Kilauea .
"To be, or not to be" is the famous opening phrase of a soliloquy in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet. In the soliloquy, Hamlet questions the meaning of life, and whether or not it is worthwhile to stay alive when life contains so many hardships. He comes to the conclusion that the main reason people stay alive is due to a fear of death and uncertainty at what lies beyond life."
Like the play Hamlet visitors and locals alike are questioning whether it's worth staying alive if you have pay to pay 10.00 to a local restaurant to urinate or defecate while visiting Kilauea , a city on the North shore of Kaua'i.
Ten dollars can buy one a decent lunch even on the overpriced island of Kaua'i but to have to pay another $10.00 to relieve oneself is totally insane?
A recent article in the Kaua'i Garden Island News by Leo Azambuja titled, "To-pay-a-fee-or-not-to-pee." tells the story of a restaurant owner trying to come up with a permanent solution to restroom problems but laws have gotten in the way. She was having the septic tank pumped every week, and now has installed porta potties. If the county opened the neighborhood center's restrooms it would alleviate the problem.... Read Leo's story;
My friend Chuck Lasker recently posted on his Facebook wall something I think says it all concerning this scenario, "How to overreact and lose business out of spite: After reading the article, my opinion, right or wrong isn't what matters. What matters is, if I was planning on eating at Lighthouse Bistro and I saw that sign, I'd walk away. It's massively rude, regardless of the reasons. The tenants at Kong Lung need to demand that Patricia Ewing install/maintain sufficient restrooms for the entire need, regardless if it's homeless, tourist or patrons. If it's too expensive, then close it up - that's how business works. To anger your customers while you wait for government to come solve your business problem is a uniquely Kaua'i thing. To put it all on homeless people is not only offensive, it's unconstitutional by the Hawai'i state constitution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kānāwai_Māmalahoe
"It's ironic really, because if you ask anyone where the "bleeding heart liberal" part of the island is, they'd say the north shore. But if you look at north shore businesses regarding the homeless, etc., they're often cold as ice."
At least guys have an easier time finding a bush.... I say if you plan a trip to the north shore of Kaua'i, men remember to bring a portable urinal like us old guys over 55 keep by the side of our beds, woman bring a 5 gallon bucket, your guy may need it too. By law restaurants must have wheel chair accessible restrooms, now imagine if someone in a wheelchair is turned down because they do not have the ten dollars?The ADA would be all over them with lawsuits coming out the butt (excuse the pun) (Cha Ching)
A sign at the restaurant in the future might read; one slice pizza $5.00, one drink $2.00, restroom use $10.00 and $15.00 to breathe our AC, or $20.00 for fresh salted ocean air! For our loyal patrons coffee is on the house, literally on the roof of the house!
|Photo courtesy; Leo Azambuja,|
Kaua'i Garden Island News
It looks like this would be a good restaurant for Chef Gordon Ramsey's show, "Kitchen Nightmares."
This restaurant is most definitely number one in the number two business!
You can't make this stuff up! ;D)
A conversation between a visitor and the restaurant owner might go like this;
Restaurant owner- "Sir, will there be anything else besides your $10.00 fee to poop and shishi?"
Visitor-"Yes please give me some of that fresh salted ocean air for $20.00 and a fake smile for $30.00."
Restaurant owner-"Will there be anything else?"
Visitor- "No Thanks"
Restaurant owner- "OK then, that will be $ 60.00, did we mention toilet paper is an extra 25.00 plus tax?...And let us say ALOOOOOOOOOOOOHA!"
P.S. Bathroom Humor by Youtube, dis funny!