Thursday, September 19, 2013

Good Restrooms Make Good Neighbors? - Dispatches from Maine

This is the restroom at the Haskell Library in Derby Line, Vermont / Stanstead, Québec,  The United States-Canadian international boundary passes through the library as it does several other buildings in the neighboring towns.  During the course of a visit to the library one crosses the border several times while conducting one's business.  In a town where streets and sidewalks are now barricaded, and one requires a passport to legally cross the international boundary, here one can put that all aside without any thought to which country one happens to be in at any particular moment.  Until you visit the restroom where the toilet is in the USA but the toilet paper roll is in Canada.  The implications are staggering!

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