Today is Mardi Gras, and like any booze-fueled street celebration, that means tons of full-bladdered revelers seeking out a place to relieve themselves. Thankfully, technology's here to save New Orleans from becoming a literal Urinetown. Meet AirPnP, the web app that lets you do your business in the privacy of a stranger's home.
As the name so aptly suggests, AirPnP takes the room-sharing model of AirBnB and zooms it in to the urgent necessities. Residents and business owners—"entrepeeneurs," as they're called—offer up their facilities with straightforward or cheeky listings, with a going rate of $1 to $3 per, uh, visit. Some offer perks alongside the porcelain (free beer with every pee is a great way to guarantee repeat customers), while others are using their bathrooms as a fundraiser, sort of the opposite end of the traditional bake sale.
This problem is often solved by using what is known as a "rogue pee." If caught the person faces a weekend in Orleans Parish Prison. Yet this stiff penalty doesn't stop thousands upon thousands of "rogue pees." This clearly demonstrates the demand for a legal alternative.
Mardi Gras is the first event for AirPnP, but we're seriously hoping it goes nationwide. It's a Fat Tuesday miracle! [AirPnP]