Tuesday, January 15, 2008



Here I am at the Kapellerput, a popular conference hotel in the Netherlands -- in the Brabant area of the Heeze -- surrounded by a "broad-leafed and coniferous forest" and wetlands.  According to local legend, the Kapellerput (which means "chapel pit" in Dutch) has existed since time immemorial.  Centuries ago, in a fit of anger, a Nasty Robber Baron known as "the Black Narob" destroyed a chapel that was reportedly situated here.  Today, busy executives mingle and mix where Robber Barons and Serfs once roamed and the management prides itself on offering "all the room you need for inspiration."  Even the bathrooms are, in their own way, "inspiring."  They feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors emblazoned with the catchy slogan, "Make My Day."  Actually, inspiration struck in more ways than one last night as one of my colleagues rushed headlong into one of these bathroom doors.  To hear him tell the story, his head -- and the door -- were almost Kapeller-Kaput ...!


deshelestraci said...

Oh me!  The door is glass?!  Count me out of that place!  LOL

princesssaurora said...

I bet the doors are that glass that turns opaque when you turn on the light... cool!  

be well,

gazker said...

There is a hotel in Hongkong and the men's room is at the top of this sky scraper. The urinal is the window, so as you are looking out over the city, it feels like you are peeing over the people below! Niceeeeeeee.

Gaz ;-)

beckiepainton said...

so what if your mid dump and the cleaner comes in, she'll smell and see everything!Beckie x

mpnaz58 said...

Hmmm, why would they have glass doors in the bathroom??  Oh, well, I guess only the Dutch
xoxo ~Myra