I’m on a Via Rail Canada train. In the washroom, on the wall behind the toilet and immediately above the toilet, there is a sign that reads, “No hand towels.” Is that really necessary? I mean, how may people look in the toilet for the hand towels? Most people probably already know that they won’t find any there, at least not any they’d want to use.
OK, OK; I know that what they really meant was that they don’t want me to dispose of hand towels in the toilet. But then why say hand towels? Does that mean that if I wash my face and use one of the towels to dry my face I’m OK to throw that one in there?
Wouldn’t it have been less ambiguous to say, “Don’t dispose of any towels in the toilet.”
Then again, that’s a lot longer. And this being a Canadian train, all signs have to be in both French and English. Via Rail may need bigger washroom walls to accommodate the signs. That’s probably not practical. Never mind.
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