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Thursday, February 6, 2014

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A Sochi Dispatch

I was so appalled by the bathroom situation that I failed to even notice that I didn't have any bedsheets on my mattress. On the wall, they had posted yet another hastily-written sign:

We apologize, but there are no bedsheets available. Instead, we have furnished your bed with the guy from Independence Day who says "oh my god. Oh my gooohhhhhhhd, I gotta call my brothah, my housekeepah, my lawyah ... ah fahget my lawyah." Please forgive this inconvenience.

There he was, just lying there in lieu of a comforter.

You could read about sports journalists complaining about their hotel rooms in Sochi, where you can't even flush the toilet paper down the toilet, or you could read Jon Bois, who is not in Sochi, complaining about Sochi. [SB Nation]

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stonefruit

UGH I'm sorry in advance for being That Gal but I have to say this:

It's not particularly uncommon in Russia, or the rest of the former Soviet Union, to be instructed not to flush toilet paper. I think I remember it also being a Thing in Ecuador when my brother lived there. As I understand it, the pipes just aren't made for that kind of bulk.

The rest of it, especially the pee-colored, dangerous-on-your-face water, is totally not normal though!

Onymous

@stonefruit yeah, pretty much my thoughts, on the other hand you'd've thought that somewhere in the 50 billion dollars Russia dropped for this there would have been enough money to lay some pipe.

Tafadhali

@stonefruit Yeah, as far as complaints go, that didn't really seem like one of the biggies -- but, on the other hand, the sheer volume of issues people seem to be facing is completely ridiculous given, as Onymous mentions, the $50+ billion budget.

Megasus

@stonefruit Also my thoughts! I have to do this at my grandparents house sometimes, and they live in Central Ontario. Lots of places just don't have plumbing that can handle it.

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@Onymous Agreed. Yes, it's off-putting, and I guess I just assumed that the pipes would be able to handle it. (I thought that this was mainly a concern in older buildings, but I have limited experience from which to speak.)

melis

"THAT GUY FROM INDEPENDENCE DAY" IS HARVEY FIERSTEIN SHOW SOME DAMN RESPECT

Tafadhali

@melis MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

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