Skip to comments.In Sochi, Russia, Donít Touch The Water
Posted on 02/04/2014 11:13:36 PM PST by Daffynition
Well in Sochi, Russia, you had better not TOUCH the water, either.
When Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair, who is covering the Winter Olympics for the newspaper, arrived at her hotel, she was informed that there was a problem with the water and it had been shut off.
Then hotel staff delivered an ominous warning: “Do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.”
Her tweet about the situation has gone viral.
My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, "do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." #Sochi2014—
Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) February 04, 2014
Water was eventually restored, but it came out of the tap in a less than appealing color. (See above.)
“On the bright side, I now know what very dangerous face water looks like,” St. Clair tweeted.
“Also on the bright side: I just washed my face with Evian, like I’m a Kardashian or something.”
John Dodge, CBS Chicago
I wonder how that looks like with the lights off...
Look like urine samples. Drop a penny in and see what happens. Hows Pooty-Poot gonna explain this?
Do you mean, it’s already providing the lighting for the room? It’s worse than I thought...
Maybe things are different there, but I once had occasion to flush a Soviet toilet. It went off like a rocket powered Martin Baker ejection seat. Something like 600 gallons of water blew through it in about 3 seconds.
It actually kinda scared me for a second. It felt like it might suck me right in.
Wish they sold those here instead of these low flow fixtures.
This is quite common in Russia where there are septic tanks. Personally, I prefer to take the risk and flush it, rather than just putting it in the wastebasket near by.
Looks like rusty pipes.
Is John-Boy actually holding excrement? Maybe it’s fossilized, that makes it worth money.
This is common everywhere there are septic tanks.
Re your post 3, that was the practice when I visited Russia in 1991 and 1993. By now you’d think that they would improved things. Guess not.
Oops. That’s “would have.”
On our trips out west, my wife and I have noticed increasing numbers of Russian tourists. I’ll bet the more the Russkies get outside their country and observe first world standards (more or less) in western countries, the more they’ll demand similar standards in their own country. At least I’m hoping, because I’d like to visit Russia some day.
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