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?
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.