Volume 91, Issue 21

Thursday, October 2, 1997



Cliff's Mailbag

Insight into the toilet bowl: cliff goes where no one wants to go

Cliff's mailbag is a weekly column which attempts to answer the myriad of questions inquiring Western students are going out of their minds trying to figure out. From Western questions, to science questions, to inane trivial nonsense – intrepid Cliff will ferret out the answer...or DIE TRYING!!! Send questions to Room 263 UCC c/o Cliff or email gaznews@julian.uwo.ca
Last week, Cliff attempted to answer the following:
Dear Cliff,
Why do the caretakers in the UCC leave the toilet seats up in the women's washrooms after cleaning them?

Cliff could not answer the question last week, but promised his readers an answer. Let it always be known that no matter the question – Cliff delivers, baby!

Dave Riddell, senior director of physical plant and planning services at Western, researched the situation and relayed the information to Cliff (whose information gathering feelers are sent in all directions, tracking the movements of not only Western, but the entire world).

Riddell contacted the custodian who cleans the washrooms in the UCC and relayed the information to Cliff that the toilets are cleaned inside out. "The last thing she does is put the seat down," Riddell said.

However, this information is at odds with what Cliff's other sources were able to reveal. According to one unnamed source, the seat situation was a regular occurrence. "Oh yeah," she said. "It bugs me. Toilets with no seats scare me."

Although, since the publication of the last installment of Cliff's Mailbag, the situation seems to have been resolved. The seats have consistently been put down, much to the chagrin of yet another unnamed source, known only as J. "I liked it when the seats were up," said J. "Then I know that they're clean."

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