Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Signage Please

We have two bathrooms at work.  They are both painted green.  Not grass green, not pastel green, more of a bright Easter green.  It’s a very gender neutral color.

There are no signs on the doors to the two bathrooms at work.  The two Easter green bathrooms at work.

Each bathroom is large.  Each large, Easter green bathroom has little tiny octagon tiles on the floor.  And a sink.  And a garbage can.  And the other usual bathroom equipment.  Just like in your house, most likely.

But the two big, Easter green bathrooms with little tiny octagon tiles and no signs on the door are not the same.  No-sir-ee-bob.  One has a urinal in it.  The other has a special little garbage container built into the wall, a drawer unit, a scale, a bottle of lotion and a candle.

I think I’ve seen people go in them willy-nilly, with no regard for who uses which room.  But I am not sure, because I am not sure if this is OK. 

Now, I can suppose that the urinal and special built in little garbage container are left over from previous days, when the bathrooms did have signs on them.  But, the other stuff seems to suggest unlabeled gender division of the two big Easter green bathrooms.  Please give me signage!  (and tell me why the scale is there; do all the guys in the office think we’re fat?)


MaryRuth said...

We have ONLY one bathroom at work...brown door and beige inside. I'm the only female and there are four men. They make fun of me because I leave the seat down.
But, hey---we have a sign!

Jeannie said...

I'd use the one WITHOUT the urinal - I'd hate to walk in on someone using it....

goldenrail said...

Mommy, the doors have locks! goodness.
(and the doors are left open when no one's in there)

MR: I got quite used to not having a seat when I was in Africa (they're often missing because ppl stand on them and the seats are not made for that and break). When I came home and visited a guy friend, I didn't even bother putting the seat down. Then he was like "hey, how come the seat is still up?!" We can't win.

Jeannie said...

oh! they're 'one-stallers'! well - that's different...