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Change the Paper

Chris sent us this diagram he drew in 1988 of a toilet paper dispenser. He was working at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia where one of his tasks involved cleaning the bathroom - so much so it seemed he was the only person who ever changed the toilet paper. Realizing his fellow employees may simply skip the task because the dispenser was somewhat complex, he drew this diagram for them. The next day each person received a photocopy in their mailbox encouraging everyone to pitch in. Needless to say, Chris told us the diagram didn't help, but everyone got a good laugh. Now, 22 years later, if you ever find yourself visiting the museum, you'll now know how to either steal the paper or lend a helping hand to the current toilet paper steward.

1988-00-00 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States : Christopher Hiester



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