Bolshoi in Russia: Taking a cubicle to a whole new level

Greetings from Moscow! Bolshoi in Russia is my variation on Big in Japan. (Bolshoi means “Big” in Russian. Get it?) Stay tuned for my live dispatches from Russia this week.

Nothing in Moscow is free. Not even toilets. Worse than that, not even portable toilets. They charge anywhere from 15 rubles – 30 rubles (about 70 cents – $1.3) to use them. And no, you really don’t pay for them to be clean. You pay so they can employ a person to collect money from you. See how that works?

This is my favorite part. They usually use one of the portable toilets as an “office” for somebody who collects cash from people. Think about that every time you complain about your life in a cubicle, OK?

From Russia, with love.