I reside in an off-campus graduate dorm run by the nuns, which poses a unique set of challenges that I won't go into here.
I've posted a small sample of the horribly written signs that plaster our common area. When I copied and pasted this into Microsoft Word, my computer editing program started to sputter.
Pay special attention to the item proceeded by **.
DECEMBER 12... 12/12/08
The water overflowed very badly on the 3rd floor. We collected @) 15 gallons of
water. I hope it does not happen again.
The plumbing report: In cleaning the pipes leading out of the toilet areas, there was much unwanted debris in the pipes.
1. For those who have been emptying other items into the toilets,
2. DO NOT;
A. DO NOT THROW ANY TYPE OF SANITARY PADS INTO
THE TOILET.(TAKE IT TO YOUR ROOM AND EMPTY IN YOUR TRASH)
B. DO NOT EMPTY ORDINARY PAPER IN THE TOILET.
C. DO NOT USE KLEENEX OR OTHER SOFT PAPER. THESE BECOME SWOLLEN AND CLOG THE PIPES.
D. DO NOT USE ANY CLEANING PAPER CLOTH AND DO NOT EMPTY THESE INTO THE TOILET.
EMPTY THESE INTO YOUR OWN BASKET.
A. USE only Toilet TISSUE PROVIDED
Last reminder: Use toilet paper -@ 8 sheets- flush; use 8 more;
continue ... so the bowl does not clog (get stuck.)
** This has to be written because there is Is/ are some who do not know how to use an American toilet. Please help us to help them.
Oh, yeah I should mention here that before 2008, the date of this note, it was recommended that we use only 2 squares of toilet tissue.