Ok, serious question here: what would happen if I started habitually using the ladies' room? I'm sitting at JFK airport right now, and I just went to the men's bathroom. It's filthy. I mean filthy filthy.
Some of the displays of filth are so bad that I can only assume people have never used toilets before. Everything is in the wrong place.
I don't understand how it happens. Are these accidents? Do people enjoy displaying their work for the next guy?
The bottom line is that I NEVER contribute to the overall disgusting nature of bathrooms. Why should I have to deal with it every time I have to go to the bathroom in a public place? Until they segregate the mens' bathrooms into "normal people" and "weirdo freaks who poop on the floor", I am seriously considering switching to the womens' bathroom.
I don't have too much experience with womens' bathrooms. A couple times I've gone in after hours or accidentally gone in the wrong door (actually, I don't know that that's happened, but I have somehow been in their bathrooms during the day before), and the bathrooms are unbelievable. They are sparkling clean and have couches! WOW!
I would totally duck into the bathroom if it meant that I could sit on the couch and hang out with some ladies in a pristine environment.
So, needless to say, I have the motivation and sense of entitlement to make the switch over to womens' bathrooms. The question is : "are the ladies ready for me?"
I don't really know. I don't know if I could go in and everything would be normal, or if there would be shrieks, yells, and an angry group of hotties tazing me to death while coating me with pepper spray.
What do you guys think? Have you ever used the womens' restroom? Ladies, what would you do if you found yourself washing hands next to a handsome young gentleman in a sequinned hat?
My wife and I were in Italy train station. We didn't know when our next connecting train would arrive so to avoid being caught short we quickly searched for the toilets. My wife found it and told me to go first, I went in and found it to be the ladies and promptly came out and told my wife. Not to miss our train she said just go so in I went. Two ladies were washing their hands who saw me but didn't care. I did my pee washed my hands next to another lady who also didn't mind me being there.
It's funny, I guess I'm like most people, using the wrong washroom is a sort of forbidden thing so it's a turn on. I have slipped into the ladies room quite a few times and honestly, I don't see how they are much cleaner. I don't think it would be a big deal if they were unisex. It could be set up so it was fun too, put a "no privacy" area right in the middle and private stalls on the sides or something. Funny story about this stuff, I was camping one time and got up early in the morning, had a shower, shave etc while standing in my towel only. The next day I discovered I used the ladies room and didn't know it...yikes. But the bottom line is it wasn't a big deal when I didn't know it, it's just the way we where brought up.
Its retarded when they only have two toilets like Magnus says but then insist on labelling one ladies and one gents.
Who cares andway Tynan the toilets are not some sort of lounge area. Just take your slash and get out. I really wish women wouldn't use it as one either its just annoying.
Ah, you think of the couches as nice, but wait'll you see this fellow's idea of what's in a ladies' room! http://www.rudecactus.com/archives/001973.html
I especially liked the puddle of pee in the men's room, but apparently there should be some logs floating in it as well...
I've used the ladies room several times without knowing it. I have a very high IQ. Yet, I seem to miss things like the little woman sign on the door and other small details like that. Guess I'm always too busy thinking about developing power (tony robbins addict), physics or business ideas to notice little things like signs on doors, women at the sink, etc. Anyway, I generally figure it out when I don't see any urinals and I'm like "WTF! Where are the urinals" then I play it off like I'm not shocked out of my head and hit the stall. I generally get only a minor comment and lots of strange looks.
That sounds like a good idea. And hey if the universal bathroom catches on, they'll start putting them into people's homes.
I use the Ladies toilet all the time.
At the RSD Seminar 2004 there were fifty guys lining up for the toilet and no girls in the whole conference centre. So I took a noisy and smelly dump in there.
If there are two toilets in a restaurant, one marked male and one marked female, and the male is in Engaged, I'll use the ladies rather than wait. I'm very careful to leave the seat down.
Regarding airport bathrooms:
I have a feeling I'll regret disclosing my airport bathroom secret, but whatever:
Find the "Family" restroom.
Every airport has several of them, and they are completely private. Look for the non-descript door located near the general restrooms. It is a one-holer-bathroom with a lockable door that is almost always available.
For those interested, this is the best place in an airport to smoke your cigarettes, or whatever *ahem*.
Just make sure you're prepared for the shame that comes with leaving a smoke filled "Reserved For Families" restroom, when there is a family waiting right outside as you leave.
i had a "friend" who pushed me into the girls bathroom during high school in the main hallway so a lot of people saw it. the girls in the bathroom didn't seem to concerned about it. i believe one made the comment "a little lost, are we?" and one of my teachers who saw it happen thought of me as a pervert from then on. (i WAS pushed, but that seem to matter).
on the other hand, when i used to work the "graveyard shift" at a hotel, i would always use the womens' restroom because it was so much cleaner and hardly anyone ever checked into the hotel around 3 a.m. so i never got caught. good luck with your decision.
I don't really have a great answer, though. Last night I had nearly finished Part 3 of the pickup artist story (keep in mind every article takes me 1-2 hours to write), and then my stupid computer crashed and I lost the whole thing.
The other problem is that although I was kicking ass and I didn't oversleep for three days straight, I then got cocky and did a really hard workout. The result? I've been exhausted for the past two days, and both times I overslept through the time that I had designated for writing an entry.
This is going to be a tough post to write, because unless you're an entrepreneur, you're probably going to take what I have to say the wrong way.
Being an entrepreneur means bending the rules... carefully. (It does not mean breaking the rules). Here's an example - a litmus test, if you will - about what the mentality of being an entrepreneur is all about:
If you are male, and you are in a Starbucks, say, or any location that has a "women's" and "men's" bathroom, and the men's bathroom is occupied, would you use the women's bathroom? Let's assume that it's just 1 person per bathroom, meaning if you were to use the women's bathroom, you could lock the door and know that no other women would come in.
Now, as an entrepreneur, my mentality is that both bathrooms are, generally speaking, exactly the same. One just has a sign that says "women" and one has a sign that says "men". To me, I would be bending the rules by using the women's bathroom. Of course, I would be extra courteous when in the women's bathroom (think: "don't sprinkle when you tinkle"), but I would have no problem using the women's bathroom, because the signage is meant more as a guide than an absolute. This is the mind of an entrepreneur in action, folks! Some people would steadfastly argue that the bathrooms are not interchangeable. If that's your mentality, then you probably wouldn't make a very good entrepreneur. I'd love to hear your comments on this perspective.