Thursday, February 6, 2014

Creature Comforts Abroad

Photo Credit: Colt Cabana
The Sochi Olympiad has been decried, and rightfully so, for many reasons, not the least of which being the condition of accommodations for fans, the press, and most importantly, the athletes. I'm not talking about the easily mockable stuff like prissy old white men who complained about the Super Bowl not being in a warm climate. Visitors to the Black Sea "resort" town have been deprived basic human rights like Internet access, privacy, and shelter.

Not to be outdone, the wrestling company booking Colt Cabana in India put him up in a hotel that was at least finished and had a private bathroom. However, as referenced by the picture above, their indoor plumbing situation may only be baby steps above what is available in Sochi. Of course, pointing out these deficiencies should never be meant to poke fun at economically depressed and, at least in Russia's case, brutally led countries. However, these images should serve both as a reminder not to take things like indoor plumbing for granted and to wake up and support policies that don't promote the rank subjugation of these countries because their living conditions make it so easy for American corporations to go over and pay pennies a day for labor that should cost at least $15 per hour. Oh wait, did I slip into pinko leftist mode again?

Anyway, in the meantime, I hope Cabana at least has sturdy, stable plumbing for his toilet, because while a wet floor, though dangerous if not careful, can be dealt with, having to throw dirty toilet paper in a standing waste bin is just gross no matter who you are.