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Monday, November 12, 2007

At Oberlin, It Pays to Poop. Literally.

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 2:21 PM

At Oberlin, this Taco Bell meal now pays for itself.
All those old men who revel in telling tales of trudging through blizzards to school, and delivering newspapers for 10 cents an hour, ready your pacemaker: your grand-kids are being paid a quarter to poop. Giving a new meaning to the phrase “dirty money," Oberlin’s Environmental Studies Program will pay students 25 cents every time they pinch a loaf in a specific science-center bathroom, as explained on the school’s event calendar. As pointed out by Gawker, it’s most likely some sustainability scheme. But what I love is that the organizers don’t bother to explain why in the world they’re willing to pay for your poop. College kids are so cash-strapped (and, yes, so full of shit) that they’ll drop a deuce for two bits, no questions asked. The jury’s still out on what effect this boon will have on the Mexican food industry of Oberlin, Ohio, but by our math, Taco Bell’s $2 Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito is now essentially free. -- Gus Garcia-Roberts

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