While tracking down content for Fashionably Geek, I often conjure up products in my mind only to discover that they either donâ€™t exist or are extremely hard to find. From here on out, mock-ups of these products will be collected in a new feature dubbed â€œProducts That Should Exist But Donâ€™t.â€ For the first installment I give you “The Bathroom Sombrero.”
Recently my girlfriend (a 3rd grade teacher) mentioned to me that she was looking for a new bathroom pass for her students because they were concerned about germs. Apparently, their current version is designed to be worn around the neck, but the kids often hold it in their hands when they do their business. Jokingly, I responded that they should be forced to wear a sombrero with a picture of a toilet and the word baÃ±o (Spanish for “bathroom”) whenever they needed to visit the facilities. Sure it is stupid, probably spreads lice and is in no way useful, but dammitâ€”this product should exist.