I try to alternate between true stories and the ones where you have to suspend your disbelief. However, some may have trouble suspending their disbelief over this true tale:
Several years ago, The University of MO, in Columbia, put a lot of effort into refurbishing the old brick buildings on the Red Campus which surrounds the quad. One of the buildings had been restored and in the entryway the University had attached to the wall a bronze plaque with a bit of the building’s history and the names of the Board members who were serving when the construction was completed.
Activists complained that the sight impaired had been ignored when the plaque was placed, so the University had a copy made with all the information translated into Braille and attached it to the opposite wall of the entry.
Later activists complained that “People are touching the new plaque and it is getting ‘dirty’.” So the University, repository of the world’s wisdom, placed a clear Lucite sheet over the Braille plaque.