Hypothetical: Let’s say a person is in the middle of redoing his bathroom, and he’s been lobbying his husband relentlessly to agree to purple-and-white polka-dot walls. (Controversial, yes, but totally bitchin’.) Now let’s say this person then accidentally stumbles across a gallery of celebrity-autographed toilet-seat appliqués — no, really! It’s here on the This Old House site; I don’t make this stuff up — being auctioned off on eBay next week to benefit the American Cancer Society. Lo and behold, the hotness that is Maksim Chmerkovskiy has lent his John Hancock to one of the items up for bids, but it’s in a “toxic autumn” palette of orange, yellow and green. And while this “toilet tattoo” complements the plum-and-white plan about as well as toothpaste goes with orange juice, let us not forget: Maksim Chmerkovskiy signed it!
So here’s what I need to know: Does our mystery bathroom renovator go ahead and do his part in finding a cure for cancer by bidding on Maksim’s item? And if he does — and thus messes up months of strategic decorative planning — is it grounds for divorce? Or does the charitable nature of the bidding negate all the drama? (Also, which one are you gonna bid on? Don’t say Maksim!) Discuss!