Olympic Official’s Attempts to Make Things Better Makes Things So Much Worse

As you have probably heard, journalists are a little underwhelmed by the conditions of their Olympic hotels. The rooms are halfway through construction. There’s no hot water, or the water is brown. The bathrooms are a little, well, crowded. Olympic officials have been scrambling to get things ready for the ceremonies tomorrow night and, according to Dmitry Kozak, the deputy prime minister responsible for the Olympic preparations, the media’s chatter is a little overblown. In fact, people seem to be enjoying the bathrooms just fine, and officials have the videos to prove it. Wait, what?

“We have surveillance video from the hotels that shows people turn on the shower, direct the nozzle at the wall and then leave the room for the whole day,” he said. An aide then pulled a reporter away before Mr. Kozak could be questioned further on surveillance in hotel rooms. “We’re doing a tour of the media center,” the aide said.

Whoops. Back to the tour of the media center, Mr. Kozak, and no worries, journalists. Your room may not have, say, working lights, but the bathroom surveillance is working just fine …

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