Editor, The News:
Re: MLA wants washrooms unlocked (The News, May 23).
Does MLA Michael Sather have nothing more important on his agenda of MLA duties than to bring up the issue of locked washrooms at the local Income Assistance office?
Shouldn’t Mr. Sather be more concerned for client safety?
If the bathroom wasn’t supervised by locking it, then an unsuspecting citizen could walk into a bathroom to find human excrement smeared on the floor and walls, used drug needles tossed carelessly on the floor, or, even worse, a comatose body (if you don’t think this happens, ask the staff or the janitor of the office).
Isn’t it better to be safe than sorry?
So if the clients have the use of a washroom, by merely asking for a key, and if their place in line is not interrupted because they need to use the bathroom, what exactly is the issue?
Come on, Mr. Sather, can’t you find more important issues to take to the Legislature on behalf of your constituents, or are you still trying to get in your 15 minutes of fame?
I think the article about you being attacked by a bear, way back in the ’70s, allowed you enough press coverage to ensure you’ve had your time in the spotlight.
I wait now, with bated breath, to see what your next important legislative agenda item will be.
Maybe you could head up the charge to eliminate all locked washrooms.
You could call it the ‘Sather Crapper Law.’