Reader's Digest International - - Drama In Real Life -

Here’s the prob­lem: When you gotta go, you gotta go, even if you can’t find a bath­room. In San Fran­cisco, public uri­na­tion was leav­ing a dis­gust­ing stench and of­fen­sive runoff that cost the city $2 mil­lion a year to clean up, stated lo­cal news sta­tion KPIX.

Why didn’t I think of that?! How about a paint job for the most prob­lem­atic ar­eas? Ac­cord­ing to the man­u­fac­turer, a prod­uct called Ul­tra-Ever Dry “re­pels wa­ter, some oils ... and other liq­uids.” That last part—“other liq­uids”—is the key. Thanks to Ul­tra-Ever Dry, urine bounces off painted walls—and back onto the of­fender. Is it work­ing? “So far, so good,” San Fran­cisco Public Works spokesper­son Rachel Gor­don told sf­ Philadel­phia is con­duct­ing a trial run in its sub­way sta­tions.

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