9.04.2008

What 3 Euros Will Buy You

The Domhof Restaurant and beer garden, a quaint, family-friendly, German brewery in the historic town of Speyer, ranks among my favorite spots to take visitors interested in sampling traditional German fare or Pflaz specialities. And because former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, grew up in the area, enjoyed a good brew during his days leading the country, and believed food and drink made for better foreign relations with other countries, the restaurant also boasts an impressive list of former patrons that includes dignitaries and heads-of-state.

So it surprised me just a little that the men's room of this well-known and highly regarded hangout featured a vending machine with erotic travel packs like the one pictured below. (Note: One of my guests graciously spent the 3 Euros to purchase one so you might have the chance to it see for yourselves.)



Now I'm far from prudish and haven't led a shelter life, but I'll admit I had never heard of such an invention. Actually, out of four adults, no one had. So, we decided to open it to see what marvel of technology was contained inside.



I suppose the old adage is true: You get what you pay for.

21 comments:

Me said...

OMG OMG OMG...that is so brilliantly funny!!!!!!! A plastic bag for a vagina....did it come with a tiny tube of lube, because, jesus christ....

I love Germany!

When I was in Paris I saw a lot of condom dispensers that had the slogan "easy on" which reminded me of "easy off" which might not be the quality in appreciate in a condom. ;)

Kissashark said...

Too darn funny....those germans. Kinda makes you wonder what the guy that invented that was doing huh? Love it.

meno said...

A ha ha ha haha!

Oh man! What's wrong with the old fashioned method of using your hand. It's cheaper.

Seriously, i can't even figure out what that red baggie is supposed to be used for.

Charlotte said...

OMG. This is the funniest thing ever. Plastic, huh? I wonder what the average sales per day are ...

Simple Answer said...

Oh. my. Desperate times call for desperate measures?

Dancing B.A.G. Lady said...

Inquiring Minds and hopefuls with spend the 3 Euro for sure. Good for a laugh.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Oh good lord! That is a classic! My husband and I always share tales of the things we find on sale in restrooms...but this one takes the cake. Thanks for sharing. Now I can tell my dear hubby he doesn't need to buy this one to show me :)

kim said...

wow. just ... wow :)

headbang8 said...

Why spend three Euros, when with a little charm, you can get one for nothing?

Some people think this is progress, I guess.

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

holy funny! I don't know what I expected- but HA!

Claire said...

LOL!!! I have always wanted to see what was in those things but 3 Euro was too much for me!

AmyD said...

Ahahahaa! Are you supposed to blow it up or something? What the feck?! Freaking hilarious that some people would actually buy it not as a gag, but as a get-off. What a letdown that would be... ;o)

ms chica said...

Funny, I was in Frankfurt Monday, and my Mister didn't mention anything interesting about the men's toilette. Maybe I should ask?

egan said...

Oh yes, the amazing "pocket pussy". Aw, the things I learned about in college.

kenju said...

Yikes! Three Euros for THAT??!! LOL

ian in hamburg said...

At least you could save the package of lube for... I dunno... getting rid of that squeak in the kitchen cabinets?

American in Norway said...

Oh & so realistic too! I remember getting stuck in Speyer once a long time ago... went there for a wine festival only to find out there were no trains out after 9 pm..

Thanks for sharing the Travel P...

A Touch of Dutch said...

I've noticed also on the side of the road often in Germany a vending machine. Just out of nowhere. Sometimes with cigarettes.. Sometimes with sex-related paraphernalia.

This blog entry + the comments = One of the funniest blog entries I've ever read!

Jul said...

Love it!

Headbang - pray tell, whom are you charming in order to get plastic vaginas for free? Anatomically correct barbie dolls?

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... I learned something NEW... never heard of these... I must lead a sheltered life.

tqe / Adam said...

it's a bit sad, but I *have* heard of such things... although I've never actually seen this particular variety.