TIL that in 1970 a grass roots organization known as the Committee to End Pay Toilets in America was launched by mathematician Ira Gessel due to his frustrations over public pay toilets’. He was largely successful in pressuring city councils, lik Chicagos to eliminate the condition to pay for relief

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_to_End_Pay_Toilets_in_America

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  1. Yes and thanks to this asshat we no longer have public restrooms in most cities. And where there are public restrooms, they’re disgusting. Most establishments won’t let you use their bathroom unless you buy something anyway, so isn’t that the same thing. I’d honestly rather pay a dollar to take a piss than to buy something I don’t want nor need in order to relieve myself.

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