Ryanair, a low-cost, no-frills airline that serves Europe out of its Great Britain hub, is pondering a pound-sterling coinbox on its toilet doors.
“One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door so that people might actually have to spend a pound ($1.43) to spend a penny in future,” CEO Michael O’Leary told BBC television.
But O’Leary, according to associates, is known for making things up and joshing around, the Irishman in him maybe.
Still, this would fulfill the horrorscape that Southwest Airlines has painted in one of its TV commercials where there are quarter-slots on everything from the recliner on the seats to the window shades to the bathroom.
With carbon transfer taxes all the vogue these days, we could call this the colon transfer tax.
Sorry for the bad joke….