The latest salvo in the on-going saga of what might be called “menu littering” in the vestibules of private residences was impotently sent to us this past Friday by a slightly confused MenuPages user:
To: MenuPages Feedback
Subject: LEAVING YOUR MENUS ON THE FLOOR AT 600 S. DEARBORN IS A VIOLATION
LAST NIGHT YOUR DELIVERY PERSON LEFT MENUS ON THE VARIOUS FLOORS OF THE TRANSPORTATION BUILDING AT 600 SOUTH DEARBORN. THAT IS A DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE RULES!! THIS IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY WARNING ABOUT DOING SUCH A TRASHY THING! IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN, YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM DELIVERING TO 600 SOUTH DEARBORN. LEAVING MENUS ON THE FLOOR IS DANGEROUS! WE HAVE TWO SLIGHT INJURIES FROM PEOPLE THAT STEPPED OUT THEIR DOOR AND SLIPPED ON YOUR MENUS!
600 S Dearborn is the old (1911) Transportation Building on Printer’s Row, since converted to condos. But anyway, the Municipal Code of Chicago was recently amended to criminalize the leaving of menus in and around residential premises to the tune of $200-$1000 per episode (see pp. 35-36). So we advise the complainer - and anyone else who feels inundated - to direct his or her grievances to the city. Since the offender’s name is on the materials (i.e., the name of the restaurant), something might actually be accomplished.
Just some friendly advice from your favorite electronic menu purveyor!
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