Remembering Grandma’s outhouse and the beauty of the Sears & Roebuck catalog wallpaper covering the wood planks, I wonder how it would match up to the glamour in the America’s Best Restrooms contest. I prefer an inviting atmosphere when I wash my hands in a public restroom. I found a few in the Tri-Cities area in the past week and I wonder if they should enter the contest for America’s Best Restrooms.
I recall a recent visit to a gas station in Piney Flats, Tennessee. I commented to the station attendant about the fine reading material left by some author named Carl. He (Carl) wrote a fine poetic message to a girl named Rhonda finely sculpture into the stall door for me to enjoy. Yes, my visit to this restroom was memorable. I wonder how this restroom would rate as one of America’s Best Restrooms. I also wonder if Rhonda knows how much Carl thinks of her every day and invites others to do the same.
I visit a restroom in a local supermarket in Kingsport just this morning. I found an immaculate setting that consisted of an air freshener on a urinal. I was well pleased with this setting until I washed my hands. My customer comfort level fell to a two as I noticed that there were no paper towels. The manager, with a flair and attention to detail had provided tissue in its place from the toilet. My desire to be environmentally friendly came out, so I dried my hands on my pants. I think this could be considered a customer surprise in the America’s Best Restrooms contest. Below is information on the America’s Best Restrooms contest, vote for who you think is best. I am sure you can find towels in any of these fine establishments. It would be nice if some of our local public restrooms were eligible, I will keep looking.
Immaculate, inviting and, most of all, memorable; finalists in the America’s Best Restroom IX contest, sponsored by Cintas Corporation, have established a new standard for restroom quality. These washrooms are testaments to their proprietors’ sense of taste, flair and attention to detail, and feature some of the world’s finest materials and customer comforts as well as a few surprises.
The public is invited to vote online through August 31 at www.bestrestroom.com. The site takes visitors on a photographic tour of each facility and then encourages them to choose their favorite. The winner will be announced in September 2010.
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