So, this happened about half a year ago. I was in a cafe which I frequent and I was having a pee-mergency! This place has two restrooms; one on the left and one on the right. I always went to the left side because I had never seen another male go to the right one and because ladies are always right. Yeah, I stole that last line from a clever sign I have seen at restrooms in multiple bars. Anyways, I have no idea why the guys always go to the left one in that place because none of those two restrooms have any gender specific signs around them. Humans are social people indeed; they are comfortably social with things that people of their own sex do. I had been waiting for 5 minutes outside the left restroom for the person inside to come out. That is when I noticed the empty right side restroom and started wondering why I hadn’t ever went in there. I looked around to confirm that there was no “female” sign on it and I could not find any! So, I went in!
Suddenly, the air felt strange! The place was clean! I could even smell the toilet freshener thingies. C’mon! Restrooms are supposed to smell bad! But that one smelled good! I was having a hard time wrapping my head around what was happening. Suddenly, I noticed that there was no urinal. The fact that I might actually be in the “female” restroom hit me hard! I felt as if I did not belong there. So, after wasting some seconds, which felt like an hour, pondering over where I was, I did my business and came out of the restroom doing my best not to attract any attention. If only it were that easy. It turns out that I did attract some attention! There were a bunch of girls waiting for the restroom that I was in. I started feeling more guilty as I listened to the girls saying things along the lines of, “What kind of a guy is he? Did he just come out of the female restroom”. I also noticed that the left restroom was still not empty. What the hell was that (I assume) guy doing in there?
Do guys belong in a dirty, filthy restroom that smells? Do we not deserve to smell fragrances while we are in the restroom?
Moral of the story
Owners of facilities that are equipped with a restroom: If you don’t already then please put air freshners and clean the male restrooms. Also, please put a coed sign on the restroom if you only have one or two so that people don’t have to wait in line while staring at an empty one.
People: Please stop claiming restrooms for your sex when there is no sign on it!