The idea of someone watching us in the bathroom as a job can make some people uncomfortable.
According to First We Eat on Monday, the owner of swank eatery Balthazar in New York said he plans on removing bathroom attendants from the restaurant.
The firings come after Blodget’s piece entitled “Now Let's Discuss The Awful Restaurant Practice Of Having Bathroom Attendants Who Watch You Pee...” questioned the need for people handing out paper towels and monitoring business’s restrooms.
He had a problem with another person in the area while he tried to relieve himself and then having to pay them.
“And, then, at that point, I have an internal debate with myself: Should I really give him a tip for providing a service I hate that I don't want that takes exactly 5 seconds?”
The millionaire blamed the management for giving people what he felt was degrading work, which made for not-so-positive press for the restaurant that charges an average of $20 for a breakfast dish.
“Then I remember that it's not this guy's fault that his idiot bosses make him stand in the bathroom watching people pee all day. The poor guy is obviously doing that job because he has to do that job,” he wrote.
Balthazar owner Keith McNally agreed with the article and decided that he would relieve the bathroom attendants from the business.
Blodget took to Twitter on Monday after the announcement and tried to think of a strange solution.
Actually, let's try to save jobs of Balthazar bathroom guys… I will eat there every week and request them as waiters. Who's with me?
— Henry Blodget (@hblodget) November 4, 2013
Responses to the tweet criticized such a simple idea.
@hblodget Completely different skill set. Sort of the way failure at securities fraud doesn't prepare one to be a journalist.
— La Cieca (@parterre) November 4, 2013
The tweet referred to Blodget’s dishonorable discharge from the securities industry on Wall Street after the dot-com bust in 2003.
He made a deal to pay $4 million after he was accused of fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission and was banned.