There it was, scrawled above the urinal in the bookstore men's room: seven digits, followed by the directive, "Call me."A fishing expedition called up 27 cases of grafitti and 14 of graffitti in OhioLINK, along with 660 and 391 apiece in WorldCat.
In the idle moment at hand, I reflected that the advertiser might have risen above the level of the mundane by having signed his work, "—Ishmael."
(Barry Moser illustration of Herman Melville's text. Click to enlarge.)