Beyond the Burrito: More Locations for Built-In Reading Material

bookriot:

Since Chipotle cups are getting short stories by Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison, and more authors, we’re thinking of where else we’d like some built-in reading material.

  • cereal boxes
  • inside bathroom stalls
  • on condiment bottles 
  • shampoo containers
  • shower curtains
  • milk cartons
  • on cafeteria tray liners in schools
  • the backs of receipts
  • on the backs of plane/train/bus seats
  • actual burritos

Where do you want some built-in, hands-free stuff to read?

An informal poll of the NPR Arts Desk staff reveals that cereal boxes are the number-one place WE want reading material.

Books correspondent Lynn Neary says cereal boxes ARE, in fact, the way to go. Arts editor Deb George suggests menus in pizzerias and Greek diners. Boss Lady Ellen wants literature on the recyclable coffee cups from our canteen. Team Member Nicole says, “Napkins! They’re everywhere and you don’t even need to buy food to read them.”

And I can’t let this moment pass without a mention of the famous Ulysses Bathroom at Amherst College — proof that college kids and graffiti CAN be a good combination.  Also I spent wayyyy too much time in there avoiding a particularly dry history class back in the day …

— Petra

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