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Like this, spotted yesterday in a McDonald's restroom I used while the car was being serviced a couple of doors away. Of course, public restroom plumbing needs to be locked. Why not?
I often feel I'm the last person to know about everyday things.
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I've noticed this, too (at my local McDonald's, in fact), and I wondered the same thing. Maybe the pipes are made of a valuable material?
Pierre Corneille |
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 02:49 PM
The scrap value is a few dollars for the brass under the chromed valve, but the repair cost from theft or, more likely, vandalism is easily $1000.
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 04:20 PM
What they really need to do is put alarm systems in that will alert management when there is someone tampering with the plumbing--it's toilet security science NOT rocketship toilet security science!
Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 06:11 AM
For some reason,your comment reminds me of the "Emergency Feed" you can find on some paper towel dispensers. Yeah, sometimes the towels get stuck and you need to get them out, but is that really an "emergency"?
Pierre Corneille |
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 08:09 PM
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