It seems that discrimination is virulent throughout RU.
What kind of discrimination? While most of the institution's bathrooms are stocked with single-ply TP, the 'splaining has to do the fact that the two floors of the administration building which house RU's administrators' offices--the offices of President, Provost, and the Vice Presidents for Administration and Finance, Research and Innovation, and University Advancement--are stocked with two-ply TP.
Yep--RU's administrators get the Charmin. Everybody else gets the TP made of used toothpicks, sandpaper...or...
RU's President, Sheldon Levy, has promised redress:
When I found out about this on day one, I said this is shocking, embarrassing, make sure this doesn’t happen.
Over at The Canadian Press, investigative reporters found that the Universities of Guelph, Ottawa, and Toronto don't practice this form of discrimintion. Everyone at those three universities must use single-ply TP.
It's often been observed that higher education is organized much like the now-defunct Soviet Union, that is, a socialist state.
In this regard, Ply-Gate reminds The Motley Monk of those sad decades for all of those citizens--the "huddled masses"--of the Soviet Union. Remember the pictures of the long lines of folks hoping to get one loaf of stale bread or a hunk of "aged," "marbled" meat?
The mainstream media was in on the scam, as the apparatchicks allowed the members of the Soviet press to use two-ply TP at work. However, they had to use single-ply at home, lest the masses find out and revolt.
It was also long rumored that the masses "gamed the system."
How? They doubled down on the apparatchicks by folding their single-ply TP 4 times as a sign of protest. Though not exactly Charmin, it was better than the single-ply.
Who'd ever have thunk there'd be a Ply-Gate?
And, guess who's going to be footing the bill for the TP "upgrade" so that every member of the RU community can enjoy two-play TP? Yep--the huddled masses who pay tuition.
Let the discussion begin...
To read the article in The Eye Opener, click on the following link:
To read the article in The Canadian Press, click on the following link:
* - A "Tip of the Hat" to Scott Jasick over at Inside Higher Ed for the lead.