The Telephone Booth Shower

Back in 1996, two East German entrepreneurs came up with the idea of converting old telephone booths into shower stalls. They plumbed up two booths and sold them for 4000 marks each. However, their idea ran aground when Deutsche Telekom refused to sell them any more old booths, fearing that, in the words of their spokesman, "It would be problematic if someone wanted to make an emergency call and ran into the booth that was actually a shower."
[via top.net.nz]

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 08, 2014
     Category: Bathrooms | Telephones | Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods | 1990s





Comments
Good thing they didn't use British phone booths and have it mistaken for a tardis.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/08/14 at 09:50 AM
They couldn't stand to see someone else make a profit off the old booths.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/08/14 at 10:37 AM
What a great idea! And why didn't they just install a water proof phone?
Posted by Muddyvalley on 06/08/14 at 11:29 AM
Alex: When I clicked on the link I got to a story about a man that claimed to be pregnant; not the shower.

I wanted to know where these were to be placed and maybe they were SHOW-ER. 😊
Posted by BMN on 06/08/14 at 08:35 PM
This is the direct link BMN:

http://www.top.net.nz/~tich/true_1.html#shower

BTW do you have a show-er pic to share with us ?
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/08/14 at 09:50 PM
MBN: If you scroll down a little on the original link, it's there. They are Phoney showers.
Posted by Muddy Valley on 06/08/14 at 11:02 PM
So this guy needs to call emergeny services and

He sees a YELLOW booth.
He runs to it
There's no phone
So he decides to take a quick shower.
The guy with the heart attack dies.
Deutsche Telekom is sued for €10,000,000.

Yup... I can see that happening.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/09/14 at 12:46 AM
So this guy needs to call emergeny services and

He sees a YELLOW booth.
He runs to it
There's no phone
So he decides to take a quick shower.
A crowd of lawyers gathers.
A bus full of Nuns is passing
Mother Superior the driver loses control & runs into the crowd.
Everybody sues everybody
Posted by Muddy Valley on 06/09/14 at 11:28 AM
@BD Do you realy want a picture of me in the shower (show-er) Egads only patty would be interested.
Posted by BMN on 06/10/14 at 04:21 AM
Not only "NO" but HELL NO!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/10/14 at 05:56 AM
What?? Did someone say naked, sexy man?? :wow:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/10/14 at 09:10 PM
@BMN : I meant the Mrs or girlfriend unless you are super rich and then maybe I'll "change".
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/10/14 at 09:12 PM
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