Friday, March 4, 2005

Potty Patrol: Patrons Propose Fines For Not Flushing

ROSWELL, Ga. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Patrons of messy public potties are mad as hell – and they’re not going to take it anymore.

According to a new survey by Kimberly-Clark restroom products, 13 percent of folks would support fines for folks who forget to flush if it would keep public toilets clean.

More than 50 percent support a plan to rate restrooms on a five-star hygiene scale, while 14 percent think holding contests for the cleanest toilet would make janitors step up their efforts.

Another 10 percent say they’d feel more clean if there were hand-washing monitors in every toilet who made sure users scrubbed their paws.

Forty-three percent of folks say entering a public toilet is a 50-50 crapshoot between cleanliness and filthiness, while 28 percent wouldn’t use them unless they had to. Only one percent say public restrooms are as clean as their own toilets.

Finally, when asked “What is the greatest restroom invention of all time?”, 40 percent answer, “the toilet,” while 34 percent choose “running water.”

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