Have you ever told stories about the messiest restroom you’ve ever visited?
What about telling others about the best public restroom you’ve ever seen?
Leave it to the internet.
Cintas Corporation, based in Cincinnati, has sponsored a contest the past eight years to honor businesses across America that place high value on hygiene and exceptional style.
Not to belittle the award or to make light of its importance, it would be odd to find the White Castles in Shepherdsville, Louisville or anywhere else on the internet survey.
Voting continues at www.bestrestroom.com through Aug. 31.
In a press release issued by Rubin Communications Group, 10 finalists can be found on-line.
There is even a virtual tour of each one available.
Of the 10 finalists, one is from Louisville - Rivue Restaurant and Lounge.
The top five finalists in the survey, as of July 29, were:
1. Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City - features Italian Carerra Marble, bronze and crystal chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling commodes, beautifully inlaid African Anegre Wood and hand-painted walls
2. The Fountain on Locust in St. Louis - features hand-painted murals, ornate fixtures and designer mirrors
3. Bryant Park in New York City - features Beaux arts design, full-time attendant, fresh cut flowers, scented oils and electronic seat covers
4. Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Ind. - features Egyptian design, fireplaces, gold columns and custom wainscoting
5. The Muse Hotel in New York City - features individualized restrooms each themed with a different muse
I can’t even pronounce half the features highlighted in the press release. Sounds more like a home than a restroom.
I really wonder about those electronic seat covers at Bryant Park.
Next thing you know you have audio readings of your favorite newspaper or magazine with your own headphones.
I was looking for a capital expense report and refurbishing our restrooms at The Pioneer News might have to take a few tips from the 10 finalists. Or maybe not.
Remember, this is all possible thanks to the internet. You just never know what you might see.