Jason Alexander's Thoughts On This Bathroom Design Has Us All Thinking The Same Thing

Beloved actor Jason Alexander has played many parts over the course of his storied career. From his timeless portrayal of George Costanza in the classic sitcom "Seinfeld" to appearing in a Nickelback music video (yes, really), there are few roles that Alexander isn't able to tackle. As it turns out, he may also have a flair for design based on his recent rumination on Twitter. "Having recently redone our bathroom, I know how easy it is to get carried away or be mis-led," he shared with his followers. "Architects get fancy, contractors get distracted, workmen make mistakes. That said, what the actual hell is with these stairs?"

While Alexander's tweet is instantly relatable to anyone with a tragically-unfortunate feature in their home, it speaks to a greater truth about the renovation process. From the homeowner's idea to the architect's blueprints to the contractor's hammer, it generally takes an entire team to bring your interior dream (or nightmare) to life. Factor local and international building codes into the equation, and you now have hundreds of minds that have played a part in your unfortunate bathroom remodel. However, the question on everyone's mind still remains: Why are there stairs leading to the bathtub in the photo he posted?

Cat stairs built to code

Although there are several schools of thought regarding the green bathtub stairway that's on everyone's mind, cat lovers are bound to recognize perfectly functional feline accommodations when they see them. While it may be simple curiosity or a love of water that drives your cat to be present every time you bathe (per Hepper), providing a route for your feline friend is a nice gesture, especially when the lip of your tub has minimal clearance. 

On the other hand, some Twitter commenters (who have clearly never been scratched by a very wet and frightened cat) have dissenting opinions. Some opine that the bathroom is in a basement apartment, and the miniature stairs are a clever feature designed to bring the space up to code. Others surmise that the stairs are actually small shelves and serve the vital function of blocking off unsightly plumbing leftover from moving the location of the bathtub. 

While we may never know the true origin of this bathroom, one thing is for certain: Unless there's a death-defying cat out there that necessitated this unique layout, there were probably quite a few humans who contributed to such an unfortunate design.