By: Bill McAllister

For those of you out there who are so germaphobic (is that seriously even a word?) about public restrooms, there is a new product called the Potty Pax. It’s a nylon bag with a hole in it that you can bring with you on your travels, you know just in case you need to use the baffroom and you just don’t trust those sanitary paper toilet seat rings. The Potty Pax kit also comes with hand sanitizer, travel tissues and anti-bacterial hand wipes. Wow, such a bargain.

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This may be the grossest product ever sold on television. You place the nylon bag over the toilet ring, sit down on the bag, do your business and then fold it back up and place it in the carrying bag, take it home and pop it in the washing machine. HUH?!?!…So, I’m going to avoid getting all of those nasty toilet germs on my butt by bringing a stranger’s ‘residue’ home with me instead. What a genius idea. If I walk into a public restroom and the toilet seat is covered in the explosive aftermath of someone’s most recent meal, I don’t care if I have a power washer, I’m not using that toilet!

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This is one of those items you see advertised at 3:00 in the morning after a night of bar hopping with your friends and you think, “you know what? I could really use one of those!” And then a few days later, while you’re at work, the FedEx truck pulls up to your house and leaves a brown box (heh, heh, I said brown) with your Potty Pax in it on your front porch. You come home from work, bring the box in, open it and think to yourself, “what the hell am I going to do with this thing?” And you vow to stop drinking so much and to turn the TV off by 1:00 every night.