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This Mardi Gras, Avoid a Public Urination Arrest With Bathroom Rental Service AirPnP

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It's like AirBnB, but you're renting a quick bathroom break instead of a bed.

Just in time for Mardi Gras, someone has created an app that allows revelers to find nearby private bathrooms and relieve themselves in a safe, non-public manner. At a price, of course.

As its name suggests, AirPnP is just like AirBnB, but instead of paying for a place to crash, users are simply paying for a place to pee. The web-based app, currently available in New Orleans, seeks to solve a very common problem during Mardi Gras: hordes of parade-goers have full bladders and very few places to empty them.

Users can log in and either find a nearby place to pee using GPS or become “an entrepeeneur” by adding their home’s bathroom to the queue and indicating the price to use it. All of the potential toilets are located along the Mardi Gras parade route and cost up to $5 per use. Guests can either pay through the app or in cash directly to the renter. Users can also rate bathrooms based on everything from overall cleanliness to quality of toilet paper.

The service’s developer, Max Gaudin, told local FOX affiliate WVUE that the idea began as a joke — until he realized it could actually be a useful service that would help curb public urination arrests. “What we’re doing is we’re taking all those people off the streets and into bathrooms where they should be,” Gaudin said. “So this is a win-win situation for everyone.”

And then also, the name is pretty funny. AirPnP. Pee n’ pee.

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