Toilet cancer drive: fundraiser or extortion?
From the Toledo Blade, we learn this:
"A cash-hungry commode has been traveling through neighborhoods around Waterville, Whitehouse, and Monclova Township for the past month, showing up on a different front lawn each morning with fake flowers sprouting from the bowl and an envelope taped to the fluorescent pink tank. Team members moved the toilet around town after dark, dropping it in yards with a sign reading 'Help Flush Out Cancer.' An envelope on the toilet gave three-part instructions for having the unsightly lawn ornament removed."
This is extortion for two reasons. One: Nobody wants a toilet on their lawn. OF COURSE people are going to pay to get it removed. Two: this toilet is a pink badge of cheapness. The longer it stays on your lawn, the cheaper your neighbors think you are. So OF COURSE people are going to pay to get it removed.
Theoretically, it's for a good cause (and they HAVE raised a whopping $800), but let there be no doubt about it: this is extortion.