Saturday, March 06, 2010

And You Thought YOUR Job Was Bad

From mental_floss magazine:

Grooms of the Stool were unfortunate groomsmen paid to thoroughly wipe the King of England's rear and then inspect the stool for signs of illness. While the job seems like a good argument for overthrowing the monarch, it was actually an enviable position in the day.


Don't really want to over-think this one. YIKES!

10 comments:

leazwell said...

Seems to me I recall the movie, "The Madness of King George" featuring this very task.

cmk said...

Haven't seen the movie--this is why I LOVE mental_floss: I don't have to see the movies or read the books to be privy to all sorts of useless information. ;)

Ranger Tom said...

This reminds me of Mel Brook's "History of the World"...

"Oh piss boy!"

cmk said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Ranger Tom said...

"It's good to be the King!"

cmk said...

So, being the Queen like I am doesn't get me any special treatment, I guess. :D

kristi noser said...

RAW
Royal Ass Wiper
kinda sick, actually.

cmk said...

While I didn't WANT to, my mind formed a picture after reading this. Yeah, kind of sick...

ordinaryjanet said...

well, we can't expect a king to get his hands dirty, can we?

cmk said...

For sure! :)