I’ll probably never be wealthy enough to buy naming rights to any public building. But the Susan Simpson Honorary Toilet Stall — that’s a real possibility.
It’s not a novel idea. Colorado venture capitalist Brad Feld recently made an offer the University of Colorado couldn’t flush away. He paid $25,000 to have his name on a second-floor men’s bathroom in a technology center on campus.
He’s named on a plaque with the quote “The best ideas often come at inconvenient times.”
Feld said it’s good advice. “Sometimes my best ideas have come to me while I’m in the bathroom, sitting on the toilet or taking a shower. It’s a good time to reflect.”
All-righty then. Maybe CU should install pens and note paper in each stall for recording such good ideas.
Maybe I could start my own donor profile by sponsoring rolls of toilet paper in college restrooms. Or would that be a wasted endeavor?
Tell me what you think? Have campus “sponsorships” gone too far?
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Susan Simpson, Education Writer