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This Woman Posted A Bathroom Selfie That Has Everyone Way More Focused On/Concerned For Her Bathroom

And we have answers because this is what journalism serves to do.

Posted on May 29, 2018, at 4:23 p.m. ET

Last Thursday, Paula Sophia Garcia Espino did what a lot of people on social media do: She shared some cute selfies she'd taken while she was on vacation in Mexico.

Paula Sophia Garcia Espino

But it was this selfie of Espino sitting on a bathroom counter that had people's eyes wandering — and not to her.

Paula Sophia Garcia Espino

"I was literally about to delete the picture but I decided not to," she said.

"I didn't actually think much of where things were placed when I took the picture," she said. "I just focused on how I looked instead of what was going on behind me."

You see, the design of the bathroom had thousands of strangers baffled. As user @virtualcry first noted, the toilet paper was so high up and far from the toilet.

why is the toilet roll so far from the toilet damn


Paula Sophia Garcia Espino

How does this work? What is the user experience like? Probably not good, people speculated.

@virtuaIcry @51_ross Accurate representation of me getting tissue

Someone else observed that there appears to be a towel rack underneath the toilet.

@virtuaIcry while we’re at it, can we also discuss why the towel rail is under the toilet


Paula Sophia Garcia Espino

Thirdly, the outlet is situated by the door and toilet.

@iamkeanen damn and the charging port is right next to the toilet, so many questions man

Which is optimal for on-the-toilet Instagram scrolling, but not really for anything else that wouldn't require a long-ass cord.

Paula Sophia Garcia Espino

"The toilet is charging, the tissue paper is 1,000 ft away and behind that door is The Chronicles of Narnia."

@Paula1Sophia the toilet is charging, the tissue paper is 1,000ft away and behind that door is The Chronicles of Narnia.

The trifecta of bad bathroom design decisions has people perplexed and frustrated.

@Paula1Sophia So you got a charger next to the toilet, bar under the bowl & the tp is on the other side of the room 🤔


@Paula1Sophia @rashaduchiha WHO DESIGNED THIS BATHROOM

"You gotta stand all the way up to get tissue???"

You gotta stand all the way up to get tissue???

"Yo your bathroom's priorities are fucked up."

Yo your bathroom's priorities are fucked up

Because we are in the business of journalism, Espino helped us shed some light on the situation — at least to the best of her knowledge.

First of all, she explained that the bathroom belongs to her aunt, as she was staying in her house during the trip to Mexico.

As for the other issues, Espino consulted her aunt per the request of BuzzFeed News:

* "My aunt said that she doesn't even use the rack under the toilet at all."

* "She's always on her phone for hours since she can charge it while she's doing her business."

* "For other utilities like the hair dryer and stuff, she does find it annoying that she can't be near the mirror."

* And for the most important issue that's been raised, Espino wants everyone to know, and to rest assured, that there is a roll of toilet paper next to the toilet.

"To be honest I never noticed all these odd things until people pointed them out," she said, laughing.

And there you have it. Have a blessed day.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.