Toilets, Telephones and Egos

I think maybe the best barometer for the size of a person’s ego is the hotel bathroom telephone. Hear me out. Before the mobile phone revolution, many nicer hotels had telephones in the bathroom. Right next to the toilet actually. Some still do.

Every time I see one I have the same thought: I will never be important enough to make or receive a hotel toilet call. But that’s just my low self-esteem talking. The truth is, if you’re not the President or Vice President of the United States, Secretary of Defense or one of the Joint Chiefs, you have no reason to use that phone. Ever. Only a desperate, ego-maniacal narcissist would make or answer a call using a hotel toilet phone.

On a completely unrelated note, I bet Donald Trump makes liberal use of the hotel toilet phone.


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