Let me just say that I always appreciate when a men's restroom has built-in reading material. It's a rather nice touch, in my opinion. We're in an age of multi-tasking, and the fact that it extends to the restroom is fine by me. Few things make you feel like you're accomplishing more than when you can combine education with emptying your bladder. It's like a more sophisticated form of peeing. You know, like having a scholarly piss.
Actually, my thoughts while unzipped weren't so much about the water-saving ways of the Student Consolidated Services Center, but rather on how I would handle that awkward moment when I would step away from the waterless urinal without flushing. You see, the whole idea of the waterless urinal is that you don't use any water, and therefore there is no flushing mechanism. Now, I'm not exactly sure how this works, in the sanitary sense, because I'm not up on the latest in urinal technology (I actually cancelled my subscription to Urinal Monthly a couple years ago). Given my lack of knowledge on the subject, I just have to trust that it works, and frankly, there's not a whole lot I could do about the situation even if I believed the technology didn't work. But either way, it just feels really strange to step away with no flush, you know (guys)? It's like getting up from a restaurant table without tipping. I feel like I need someone there to provide support in that moment and say "Just walk away Jay. Just walk...away..."
|You paid how much?!!|
The kid has since crossed out the starting price and reduced it to only $25 :-)
While Mom was here over the weekend she got a call from someone who had bought one of her paintings, and was calling just to express the fact that they really liked it. This was obviously an uplifting call to receive, so Mom was pretty happy. On a few occasions Mom has been told that she needs to charge more for her paintings, but she is reluctant to increase the price because she feels like she would be cheating people. But the thing she needs to realize is that you aren't cheating people on something like art unless you're actually deceiving them, like if you claim a work is an original and it actually is a duplicate. Otherwise, you can put whatever price you want on art, and people can choose whether or not to buy it. The kid at the coffee house clearly grasps this concept.
|Artistic interpretation...of pricing|
With that in mind, it seems about time to wrap this post up.