Nothing is boring if you look at it the right way.

Please stop telling me that you are not creative.

Please stop telling me that your dream is not interesting.

Please stop telling me that what you’re passionate about is too boring for other people to care about.

Nothing is boring if you look at it the right way.

How do I know?

I saw this sticker.

Porta

It was on a port a potty on a pier in Panama City Beach. (I was 100% of the people taking a photo of the portable toilet, of this I am certain.) No one would ever argue that port a potties are particularly exciting. Save for moments of desperation, they are fairly boring items. Most people would never assume you could find a creative name for a port a potty company, but then most people are not the owners of “Porta Lisa.”

They refuse to believe that a boring product needs to be boring. They don’t even call it a port a potty. Their tagline is “Artful restrooms from people who care.”

Is it silly? Sure. Is it cheesy? Maybe. Is it goofy? Definitely. Is it boring? Nope.

Nothing is boring if you look at it the right way.

So stop telling me you are not creative, your dream is not interesting or your passion is too dull. I don’t know what dream you are chasing but I know this, it’s more exciting than port a potties.

I promise.

11 Comments
  • David Mike
    Posted at 07:44h, 06 August Reply

    Very fancy! Makes the potty seem high “end.” Beats this one I saw at paintball course in rural NE. The shamrocks say “test your luck?” http://instagram.com/p/pOmyUJiZpk/

  • Nick
    Posted at 08:50h, 06 August Reply

    Ha! Port -a-potty companies are actually pretty creative across the board… but this is one of the greater ones for sure. Adweek did a fun port-a-potty post a few years back highlighting names like “call-a-head,” “tanks a lot,” “tee pee,” and “doodie calls.”

    Yes, I left the more graphic ones out intentionally.

  • z
    Posted at 10:18h, 06 August Reply

    So true! Perception is always everything. I hope to change my point of view a little more today.

  • Melody
    Posted at 10:18h, 06 August Reply

    And was it an artful restroom? Or was it a regular port-a-potty with a quirky sticker?

    • Brad
      Posted at 12:35h, 06 August Reply

      I was wondering the same thing!

    • Serj
      Posted at 14:43h, 06 August Reply

      I just looked it up. It’s actually super fancy! Not artful, but fancy…

      http://www.restroom-trailers.com/Pora-Lisa.html

      • Victoria Fields
        Posted at 15:27h, 06 August Reply

        AM/FM/CD Player? How long do they plan on people sitting in the potty? LOL Priceless and creative!

  • Craig
    Posted at 10:18h, 06 August Reply

    Love the concept, but I don’t think Lisa is looking at ME the right way. Kinda creepy. Hopefully the sticker is only on the outside of the unit.

  • Brian Darby
    Posted at 10:23h, 06 August Reply

    They have to call an upscale model The Louvre, right?

  • Karen
    Posted at 14:57h, 06 August Reply

    I have been to some incredibly high-end porta potties (which I’m sure are also incredibly pricey to rent)…we’re talking fancy trailers with stone/tile flooring, carved cherrywood doors, high-end faucets and light fixtures! Way nicer than my own bathroom at home! Crazy, and someone took a boring, yucky thing, made it better and found a market for it.

  • Kimanzi Constable
    Posted at 18:04h, 07 August Reply

    When you can get over that thinking and focus on who you’re serving you make progress!

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