A jocular sign placed near the urinals in many men’s restrooms is:
“Our aim is to keep this restroom clean. Your aim will help.”
“Our aim is to keep this place clean: your aim will help” was cited in print in 1970. “Our aim is to keep the toilets clean; your aim will help!” was cited in 1973.
How Many Roads?:
By Herman A. Estrin and Esther McDonald Lloyd-Jones
Beverly Hills, CA: Glencoe Press
THINK SEX is likely to be followed by a lengthy exhortation, “Our aim is to keep this place clean: your aim will help,” or this written philosophic acceptance, found on the John wall of a Westport, Conn., suburban station.
The Kikuchi Diary: Chronicle from an American Concentration Camp
The Tanforan journals of Charles Kikuchi
By Charles Kikuchi
Edited by John Modell
Urbana, IL: Univiversity of Illinois Press
Typical Nisei humor: “Our aim is to keep the toilets clean; your aim will help!”
It’s Time to Retire When --
By Herbert I. Kavet and Martin Riskin
Watertown, MA: Ivory Tower Pub. Co.
Our Aim Is To Keep This Bathroom Clean, Your Aim Will Help.
The Burning Lake
By Jon M. Thurley
London: Bodley Head
Under the cistern some wag had written: ‘Our aim is to keep this place clean, your aim helps’, and another legend read, ‘The management should provide the users of these facilities with braille fly-buttons.’
By Jennifer Crane
Cheryl was in Muddy’s bathroom reading the “Our Aim Is To Keep This Place Clean - Your Aim Will Help!” sign when she heard Barbi giggling like she always did when she was doing something bad.
Our aim is to keep the restroom clean gentleman! Your aim will help! (Pic taken at neighbourhood cafe)
6:30 PM - 21 Feb 2014
Judah & the Lion
“Our aim is to keep this bathroom clean. Your aim would help.” -men’s restroom
1:02 PM - 6 Jul 2014