If directors met in the washroom...

...would you be "on the carpet?" Washroom conditions -- toilet seats to be frank -- tell a story louder than words. Right, they build good will -- secure tenants, hold old customers and effectively bid for new ones.

What if tomorrow brings a close inspection of that building you're trying to lease, an unexpected big customer or a delegation on whom you must create the right impression? Will you have to dodge the washrooms?

The larger your business and the more intimate its public contacts, the greater is your responsibility. Many in high places little dream of the conditions that prevail in washrooms for which they are ultimately responsible -- toilets that advertise policies and management.

From a 1934 magazine advertisement for Church sani-black Seats, anthologized in Edsels, Luckies, and Frigidaires, plate 58.

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