This week I was with a group of FIABSI members attending the International Real Estate Conference at the United Nations. We were allowed to tour a 5,000 square foot apartment, to see what $30 million gets you in Manhattan. I was being quite nonchalant about the amenities: 180 degree views ("Yawn"), enormous master suites ("Umm hmm"), kitchen that may as well have been by Tiffany ("Doesn't everyone, dahling?") when I saw something that took my breath away.
It was a toilet.
Or rather, it was the electronic control system which eliminated the need for toilet paper. View the image below carefully before we go on.
As you can see, this control panel which is mounted on the wall beside what appears to be a normal "loo" allows you to clean up automatically, without all of the paperwork associated with the toilets of mere mortals. This is not the mundane European bidet of years past. In the 21st century, the rich have choices. Front. Rear, Oscillating, Soft Oscillating, Pulsating. And when you're all done, it has a drying cycle. It's as if you've found a way to put your "bum" in the laundry!
So this is how the mega-wealthy go? Good for them.
I wonder what they do when the power goes out?