The trend story: If it’s happened more than once, it’s obviously sweeping the nation

Photo snapped circa 2 a.m. in a Rutter’s convenience store restroom.

Sometimes, my co-workers suggest I should be the bathroom beat reporter.

Honestly, I can’t help the scatological nature of the things I notice.

First, there was this story, earlier this year.

And, of course, my ever-present fascination with people’s disgusting work habits.

But I hit the mother load recently following a late night jaunt (and I mean really late) through a Rutter’s convenience store.

I noticed something peculiar hanging on the bathroom wall. I had seen something similar once before at Walmart.

Ergo, this intrepid reporter found herself in the midst of a TREND STORY.

For you non-journalism types, a trend story is a type of journalism based on the idea that if something has happened more than once, it’s OBVIOUSLY a craze that’s sweeping the nation.

Check it out. The button in the bathroom.

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5 responses to “The trend story: If it’s happened more than once, it’s obviously sweeping the nation

  1. This is something. lol I have not seen any of those down here in Texas yet. Have you seen only this one?

    • I’ve seen it at Walmarts all over and our local Pa. gas station chain, Rutter’s. That’s about it. But I understand it’s a new “thing” that retailers are contemplating to make reporting bathroom incidents more anonymous.

  2. “…mother load…” Quite clever, that.

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