An Open Letter to Some Enterprising Bathroom Stall Advertisers at my Current Institution

I feel you. I really do.

I understand that your target population (in this case) is college students, who are often far too busy to notice the various posters stuck up on bulletin boards, walls, windows, and assorted other vertical surfaces across campus.

I understand that, as you are not permitted to enter student rooms at whim to leave posters there (like charming advertising elves), you must find other means to promote your event.

I also understand that the interior walls of bathroom stalls are, realistically, among the few more-or-less public spaces in which all students (as well as faculty and staff) are guaranteed to put in appearance, and that their attention in such spaces will be relatively uninterrupted.

I hope, however, that you will understand me when I say to you that being stared at by a series of variously aged and invariably creepy photographs of Justin Bieber does not enhance the waste elimination experience. I suspect it also does not set up a healthy psychological association vis-a-vis your event. You may wish to reconsider such advertisements in the future.



About L. M. Bernhardt

For a good long while (15 years or so), I taught philosophy at a little private university in northwest IA, and occasionally branched out into playing music, dabbling in photography, experimenting with food, and writing nonsense on my blog. The philosophy teaching part ended in 2017 (program elimination via prioritization), but never fear! I've just finished my MLIS at San Jose State University, and I'm currently on the market looking for new adventures in either philosophy or LIS. For now, I labor at a fairly interesting administrative job in order to support my dogs in the lavish manner to which they've become accustomed.
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One Response to An Open Letter to Some Enterprising Bathroom Stall Advertisers at my Current Institution

  1. Jewelsybear says:

    Damn, you should have posted a pic of the offending advert…for those of us that don't inhabit your current institution anymore.


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