VIP Toilet

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/08/augmb/1087022481_5c82622373_o%5B1%5D-thumb.jpgI wonder if any VIP would like to visit this toilet but as they say when nature calls you, you are help(hope)less. One should appreciate the marketing skills of this man. This may well be a place where such a facility is a luxury (thus the usage of word VIP). May be the nearby mohalla has issues with the availability of water. If only 10 users (clients ?) use this place it should make it RS. 3000+-/month. Cut few hundred in maintenance & this guy would be earning 2500, doing nothing ?, Great!!. Its also a sad state of affairs about the basic necessities but for now, i say take it on a lighter note. MBA guys, like to say something on commercial/ consumerist tendencies taking over society, keeping this image as reference?. In the end i guess its a place where coach/bus wait for a while before heading for journey. Whatever, i say , Great News!! Excellent work Raja Islam

26 Comments so far

  1. Ayesha (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

    When any civic society lacks basic civic needs, civilians should start self service,Looks like as if it is near the coach/bus stop,enroute to interior Sindh,some hotel/khokhay wala, or any carpenter has choose the idle section of his shop as a make shift toilet.Yet another common example of our people earning from the rising demands and short fall of supply of basic needs.


  2. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

    VIP bathroom aur sirf 10 ropay may … WOW :)


  3. original-faisal (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

    Well, one certainly has to give the owner credit for his ingenuity.


  4. Raja Islam (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 6:41 pm

    Thankx MB.But my name is “Raja Islam”


  5. shisha (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

    well who ever took this picture sure knows where to get a cheap bath


  6. MB (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 8:15 pm

    oops
    @sholi
    Yes “Raja Islam”, changed now.


  7. Raja Islam (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

    @Shisha I know more cheaper places for bath If you need I can provide you the names.


  8. shisha (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 9:03 pm

    well i know you know, please submit while you bath there also as an evidence for others.


  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

    latreen free!! really it’s cheap otherwise you have to give atleast Rs.2 :-). And I am talking about 2002 and have no idea of new rates :>


  10. Raja Islam (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    @Adnan its 3 Rs in 2007.


  11. dan (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

    How did you reach the Rs. 3000 figure? If 10 users use it for Rs. 10 each, then that’s Rs. 100. Am I missing something here?


  12. impressed (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

    “Raja Islam” you continue to impress with your knowledge of sanitary market!


  13. Raja Islam (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

    @Impressed its necessity.If you travel a lot then you have to have knowledge of this.You can not find Five star at Mmohenjodaro or Dadu.Or do you have RV?


  14. impressed (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

    “Raja Islam” I have travelled a lot as well, and especially all along the National or Indus Highway…I can name you a few places as well….that’s why I was impressed!! in Pakistan one doesn’t an RV I guess…there are open fields aplenty ;)


  15. impressed (unregistered) on August 12th, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

    need*


  16. Dubai key Bhai Log (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    @ Raja Islam, since you are specialist on the subject, is this place for # 1 only?

    Whats the charge of you have to do # 2 ?

    Whats the charge if you pay for # 1 and do # 2?

    How would the owner know what you did (and how much)….? What else could you do in the Rs. 10?


  17. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 12:48 am

    Thats a service dude is doing, it must be at some bus station or closeby

    well open fields ?? how about the Napaki & Pakee issue, not everyone carry a tissue box.

    This pic also highlight the issue of LACK IN BASIC Neccceeessities for humans., in our Pakistan.


  18. original-faisal (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 1:19 am

    How did you reach the Rs. 3000 figure? If 10 users use it for Rs. 10 each, then that’s Rs. 100. Am I missing something here?

    Posted by: dan at August 12, 2007

    DAN,

    He obviously meant ten people per day.
    That comes out to Rs. 3000 in a month.


  19. DB9 (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 3:04 am

    well at least you have a bath and wash room, here in New York we dont even have that for public use, it is very hard if u need to go…

    Usually u have to go into a restaurant and buy something otherwise they dont let u use the wash room. Also the wash rooms are filthy dirty in New York. I think its a great business idea if done on a larger scale.


  20. impressed (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 3:09 am

    “Jamal Shamsi” apparently…this paaki and napaaki doesn’t seem to be an issue for many….you can witness all over!!!


  21. MB (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 8:33 am

    The DB9 idea is great. Some desi should try it out in NEWYORK,lol


  22. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

    I have once spotted a “Mobile CDGK Toilet”, don’t know how many of you has spotted it.

    It’s a truck with toilets at back. It was stationed near Plaza, with stairs placed by doors on both side s.


  23. Raja Islam (unregistered) on August 13th, 2007 @ 6:39 pm

    being a specialist on this subject yes I also saw this truck at clifton and I guess its free and launch to destroy growing industry of private Vip toilet.


  24. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 1:08 am

    Since we are living in Web2.0 era, you might like to use Web 2.0 Toilet so that you never miss your updated Slashdot or BBC entry? *grin*


  25. Atif Abdul-Rahman (unregistered) on August 14th, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

    one way we could have sustainable toilets is having google adsense type adverts by local brans inside the toilets instead of pervert art!
    that’ll pay for the toilet bills…


  26. Konrad (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 12:24 am

    Hallo, this is a misunderstandig. VIP means
    Ventilated Improved Pit, not Very Impotant Person.
    If you google “VIP-Toilet” you will find it.
    Best regards
    Konrad



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