A Michigan man, Steve Oswald, won’t be getting back the $156.94 that he charged the city for cleaning a public bathroom, but he did get the attention of city officials.
Oswald, 45, has said that he didn’t expect to be reimbursed after billing the west Michigan tourist town of Grand Rapids for the work that he did to clean up a disgusting public washroom. He does appreciate the award that city officials bestowed on him for his work though! He was given a toilet plunger – “The Golden Plunger Award” – that was spray painted gold and set in an oak stand.
The city has now replaced some of the fixtures in the bathroom and they will hire a cleaning company to keep it tidy from now on.
Mayor Tony Vettori was quoted by The Grand Rapids Press as saying he was glad Oswald “lifted the lid on this problem.”