Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Just One of the Guys


An image for you from North Carolina. It looks like the building was designed to standard building codes, but as there was very rarely a female in the building, the guys were using whichever washroom was available, so someone made it official. The washroom door locks and inside is a toilet and a washbasin with shaving cream and other toiletries indicating that people practically live in this building. I have no problem with using a unisex head. I'm often surprised to find that a maintenance hangar or other mostly male province has a ladies room.

5 comments:

Rhonda said...

A friend of mine worked at a mine site where she was the only female. So they put a second port-a-potty in, and labelled one "men" and the other with her name...

viennatech said...

When a bathroom is a "single" the whole notion of Ladies or Men should be disregarded. Maybe if they just labelled it "toilet" things would be better?

Imagine you're at a bar, the ladies lineup is 40 deep and the mens room seems to be empty, wouldn't you just hop over and take a pee there? Why are people so uptight about this?

At my workplace they actually have a lock and key on the ladies but not the mens. Guess where the wifey goes to potty when everyone else has gone home? (I don't have a key!).

Blake said...

I don't let a sign stop me from using the ladies room.

If im out and there are two single use washrooms one "mens" and the other "ladies". I will gladly use the ladies washroom if the mens one is occupied.

Anonymous said...

An old-fashioned country pub here had three: "Gents" was a wall-and-trough urinal, "Ladies" was a sit-down lav with a washbasin. "Toilet" was equipped like the ladies but stank like the gents.

Michael5000 said...

At a lot of quilt events they relabel mens' rooms with a sign that says, well, "Women." Persecuted gender minorities have to go next door.