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  • In ancient Rome people made many important decisions while sitting in public toilets. Like in this toilet in Roman harbour town Ostia Antica.

    It was the same kind of daily ritual for them like nowadays for us coming to a corner coffee shop and meeting friends and associates, deciding about future projects around a table.

    Chatting, planning, creating.

    Forget much talked Roman public baths. They were for pleasure. Toilets were for planning and plotting.

    I never got used to the custom in the army where we have to sit side by side in toilets like people in Ostia Antica two thousand years earlier.

    During those army months not many wise decisions were made around sitting sessions. Lots of shooting instead, lots of rehearsing to kill, though.

    Maybe because of that intensive course to killing, public toilet holes today resemble black holes of space to me.

    Ready to suck all the human life out of universe, not just pieces of excrement.
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