Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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shame-motivated cleaning

A public bathroom with windows that open when the user leaves.
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No one would ever leave a public bathroom a mess if everyone would see what they left afterwards. When the user comes out, the blinds (or whatever) open, so everyone can see the state of the bathroom. It would be very clean indeed.
lawpoop, Jul 16 2003

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       Just won't work. The kind of soulless miscreant who will shite all over the seat, smear his excrement all up and down the walls and then walk out, cackling heartily, will probably be encouraged by the fact that his work has a larger potential audience.
my face your, Jul 16 2003
  

       [lawp] I think a point you're missing in your public display ideas is that they would decrease the quality of life of those who have done nothing wrong. Your world would be filled with sights of public bathrooms and social deviants, and would not be a pleasant place to spend any time.
Worldgineer, Jul 16 2003
  

       Speak for yourself...
DeathNinja, Jul 17 2003
  

       I could see the purpose of this in the private sector where you might have 25 to 30 employees at any given time. I have worked in environments where a fellow employee made a mess in the restroom and then mysteriously nobody knows who, how, or when it happened. And being that managment would rather take the initiative to clean it up in lieu of a full blown investigation, the offender gets off unscathed. If it was known that the bathroom would be completely visable upon your departure, the user would certainly ensure that it is in the same condition as it was when they arrived.
Jscotty, Sep 29 2005
  
      
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