Vocation | We all can’t be kings—some need to be cleaners of their porcelain thrones
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/16/16, 01:02 pm
In my new job as a “custodial assistant,” I discovered that when you bend down far enough with the sponge to see the brand name of the equipment you’re cleaning, you get to wondering about history: How did Mr. Kohler get into the toilet manufacturing business? And Mr. Crane? And Mr. American Standard? I presume no one simply stumbles onto the vocation of porcelain human-waste disposal without there being a pretty good story behind it.