r/mildlyinteresting Feb 06 '23 Gold 1

This restaurant only has a women’s and unisex bathroom, no men’s

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u/Jacobcbab Feb 06 '23

My school got the opposite. Men’s and unisex bathroom. Fun fact: the brail on the bathroom is also printed on and not raised at all. Go vols

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u/BigCharm Feb 06 '23

That's just cursive braille

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u/MFC1886 Feb 06 '23

Cursed braille

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u/StrongStyleBJJ Feb 07 '23

Ah, glad to hear my alma mater made good use of my tuition dollars!

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u/LordRocky Feb 06 '23

I work at a place where I’m the only guy, and though it isn’t explicitly stated, this is basically the way the restrooms are setup.

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u/cringes-orange Feb 06 '23

I’ve seen this at a few nail salons near me. 90% of their employees and customers are women. It certainly makes sense in that context.

But I’m opinion, if these are single toilet restrooms, they should both need unisex. That’s actually a city law where I live. All single toilet bathrooms are unisex. If you’re in there alone it shouldn’t matter what gender it is.

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u/Rhodochrom Feb 06 '23

I went to a restaurant once where they had one women's, one men's and two unisex bathrooms. All four were single seaters and completely identical

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u/GrumbusWumbus Feb 07 '23

My last job was in an office with 4 bathrooms, two male, two female, all single person separated rooms.

The problem was that the office was at least 80% men. So 30-40 men for two bathrooms, 5 women for 2 bathrooms.

I remember going back to the bathrooms every 20 minutes for hours trying to piss and seeing totally empty, identical bathrooms I couldn't use.

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u/manimal28 Feb 07 '23

Just go in the womens. If anyone complains, just say you have a bladder infection and couldn’t wait.

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u/firnien-arya Feb 07 '23

Thats my reasoning. It's an emergency. It's not like I'm going in there in wait to rape a lady. Need to pee. Will be out in a moment. Where I work they have a camera that catches the door. So they can see I was in and out quick.

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u/RustlessPotato Feb 07 '23

That's why back then you could still smoke in restaurants, because smoke stops at the no-smoking sign that designated the no-smoking area.

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u/PureGoldX58 Feb 07 '23

I wouldn't even make the excuse, the door locks, it doesn't matter.

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u/breakfastburrito24 Feb 06 '23

Totally agree.

I was in a grocery store one time and waiting for the men's room, but the guy was probably dropping a massive load, and two ladies had each used the women's restroom, and I was still waiting when the sexond got out, and she was like you should just use that one since you'll be quick and you've been waiting so long. Of course when I come out, there's another lady waiting and the deuce dropper was gone. Lady goes, "You were in there???" I just ignored her and left lol

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u/sick_of-it-all Feb 07 '23

Good. In situations like those, I think back to the Simpsons: "KEEP OUT... or enter. I'm a sign, not a cop."

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u/Breaker-of-circles Feb 06 '23

claps in alien slimy tentacles

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u/daxtaslapp Feb 06 '23

Ive had times where i had to go so badly and the only open washroom were single ladys washroom. Ive used it a few times. In my mind theyre all the same anyway

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u/Paroxysm111 Feb 06 '23

I mean if they'd just stop making bathroom stalls so shitty and make them floor to ceiling, there'd be no reason not to make every bathroom unisex. I guess you'd have to eliminate the rows of urinals too.

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u/srentiln Feb 07 '23

While a urinal is a great time saver, there are a lot of times I wish it was just another seater. Especially when the setup is one stall and one urinal for an entire floor.

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u/StarvingBeauty Feb 06 '23

I tried to explain this so much to someone once. They stuck to their guns though, stating that ' the boys room is for boys and the girls room is for girls'.

I don't even remember the context of the conversation, but they were absolutely disgusted that I, a woman, used both single person bathrooms interchangeably at my work place.

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u/StrongDorothy Feb 07 '23

Makes you wonder what they do at home.

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u/BostonGPT Feb 07 '23

Was it a man who has been a janitor before? Because if anyone should want gender-segregated bathrooms, it's someone who has seen the horrors that sometimes occur in a women's restroom and don't want that invading their space.

And no this isn't some weird anti-period thing. It's about women who hover but somehow don't seem to know where their anus is.

source: I've seen some shit.

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u/Readylamefire Feb 07 '23

I've been in businesses where I have had to clean both. The younger the clientele, the worse the boys. The older the clientele, the worse the women's.

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u/FantasyForFiction Feb 07 '23

To be fair, it happens in both. At least at my work, generally the worse mess is the women's in the stalls, but the men's floor (because they want to just shake their hands dry while holding handfuls of water judging by how much water there is)

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u/23x3 Feb 06 '23

I mean I get it. If the womens is taken, go to unisex. If some jack ass did jumping jack while pissing all over the floor and seat, wait for womens to be unoccupied.

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u/Jindabyne1 Feb 06 '23

I’ve heard women’s bathrooms can be just as bad or worse.

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u/turdintheattic Feb 06 '23

As a former janitor, they’re usually about as bad as each other, just in different ways.

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u/40ozkiller Feb 06 '23

Guys miss and girls hover.

Either way they’re all covered in piss

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u/Dekutr33 Feb 07 '23

As a current janitor, agreed. It goes back and forth. However if the place serves food, I think the edge goes to women's rooms. Possibly due to a higher rate of IBS, stomach issues.

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u/LeibnizThrowaway Feb 06 '23 All-Seeing Upvote

As someone who's cleaned them - the women's room is always worse.

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u/BuffRobloxMan Feb 06 '23

As someone who also cleans restrooms all I'll say is cleaning blood from women's restroom toilet seats normal. Clean blood from men's restroom toilet seats cause for concern.

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u/livingdeaddrina Feb 06 '23

I worked at a gas station for a while and I'll say, the women's restroom tends to be generally a little grosser (which kinda makes sense, girls do more in the bathroom than guys do, plus the whole blood factor) but if there was going to be a shituation I wasn't being paid enough to deal with, it was in the men's.

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u/Hajile_S Feb 06 '23

A classic tale of male min/maxing.

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u/Purplebatman Feb 06 '23

Efficiency in all respects

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u/CastIronGut Feb 06 '23

Balance in all things 🙏

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u/extradudeman Feb 06 '23

Definately agreed, i have to clean the bathrooms at work and on average the womans is worse but when something is wrong in the mens its REALLY WRONG. Like im telling my manager who gets paid more and has better health insurance so he can plunger out the radioactive demon or stolen merchandise out of the toilet.

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u/formerlyanonymous_ Feb 06 '23

Having cleaned bathrooms in a Target while in high school, I can confidently say there's few things I couldn't be laid enough to do and the worst two bathroom related cleanups I ever had were located in the women's restroom (clogged toilet with bloody tampon and toilet paper) and in the women's clothing department respectively (someone kicked out of the store for attempted shoplifting returned with a runny revenge poop on the carpet).

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u/Kind_Hyena5267 Feb 06 '23

Oh my lord, revenge poop??!! That sounds horrific! (And very strange 😂) you poor thing

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u/sees_you_pooping Feb 06 '23

Clothing stores hate this one trick!

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u/orangemaroon25 Feb 06 '23

"High school"

"Couldn't be laid enough"

Interesting situation to be in there.

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u/formerlyanonymous_ Feb 06 '23

Lol, great typo. May have been more willing for that than being paid.

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u/CriticalKnoll Feb 06 '23

That's still a great indicator for how bad something is. So bad you wouldn't do it even if you got laid. I might use that in the future lol.

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u/intashu Feb 06 '23 edited Feb 07 '23

Why the hell do men feel the need to piss on every goddamn surface at gas station bathrooms? While I dreaded cleaning the women's room... The men's room was just a daily dose of "hose literally everything with cleaner because at some point someone peed on Everything EXCEPT in the urinal."

I'll still prefer it over the occasional "woman decided to paint an artistic rendition of how they feel on the stall walls with a used tampon"

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u/SyntaxMike Feb 07 '23

”hose literally everything”

Ahhh, takes me back to when I used to work at Food4Less. There was a drain in the middle of the restrooms and wondered why that was there. One day one of the men’s restroom stall was covered in shit. Supervisor just said grab the hose and pressure wash it.

No PPE or anything.

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u/Ok_Lifeguard_6508 Feb 06 '23

Same and I agree. Women have an extra material to work with. I used to nights in a service station. I used to clean before we closed. The women's toilet was almost always worse.

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u/[deleted] Feb 06 '23

They go number 3?

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u/tarantula-slut Feb 06 '23

i’ve cleaned bathrooms and somehow the women’s always had actual shit splattered all over the bowl and even under the rim almost everytime i go in. piss always all over the toilet seats too. like damn dude i hate peeing in public bathrooms too that’s why i make a toilet paper nest and sit my ass down so that doesn’t happen. i think the grossest stuff i’ve seen in the men’s room is pubes on the urinal lmfao.

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u/lydriseabove Feb 06 '23

Too many women who refuse to sit and are oblivious that they are the gross fucks who are making the bathrooms gross to begin with.

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u/AyrtonSenna27 Feb 06 '23

Fuck, i’ve never been in a womans restroom, but my 7 year old is at the age now where I don’t need to go with her in the disabled toilets so I just let her go into the womens while I wait outside. She’s never complained but maybe she’s just used to it from my wife taking her.

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u/DigbyChickenZone Feb 06 '23 edited Feb 08 '23

I think at that age when they see some drops of clearish fluid [that an adult would assume is pee, but a kid may assume is water] on the toilet seat, they do not see it as so nasty, that they avoid sitting on the toilet seat. Or complain to their parents about the bathroom.

Kids may have a different "ew that's disgusting" scale when it comes to public facilities than adults.

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u/Stornahal Feb 06 '23

I used to work Housekeeping for a 5* hotel. The messiest guests (as far as bathrooms went) were cabin crew by far.

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u/KBGYDM Feb 06 '23

in what ways?

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u/Jindabyne1 Feb 06 '23

Murders

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u/CulturalTeach7458 Feb 06 '23

That escalated quickly

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u/HummusConnoisseur Feb 06 '23

That’s what she said

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u/itsFlycatcher Feb 06 '23

It unfortunately only takes one gross person to make it gross for everyone.

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u/CookiesLikeWhoa Feb 06 '23

Hovering.

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u/CappiCap Feb 06 '23

I've seen shoe prints ON TOP of the toilet seat at my work. Like Girl?! WTF, you doin in there?!

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u/Jedda678 Feb 06 '23

From a former Kohl's employee:

Blood, women who hover over the seats taking a piss or shit, you do the math on that one.

Used seat covers, unflushed toilets (I mean this is not exclusive to women or men it is just lazy disgusting people), and tampons at times were left on the floor...used.

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u/culnaej Feb 06 '23

Apparently a lot of women squat over the toilet seat because germs, and accuracy is less than 100%

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u/[deleted] Feb 06 '23

Cleaner in a hospital, the ladies room often seems like the ladies did the “hover” maneuver and it can get pretty messy sometimes

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u/bc749613 Feb 06 '23

I have, more than once, opted to use the men’s because it was cleaner than the ladies.

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u/-GabaGhoul Feb 06 '23

As someone who cleaned bathrooms for a while, women's restrooms are infinitely more gross than men's at almost all times.

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u/Flickfoo Feb 06 '23

Yep. I worked in retail as a teen. The women’s restroom was super duper disgusting. Men’s restroom was just some bad aim situations. The women’s restrooms were full blown biohazard.

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u/icebeancone Feb 06 '23

I worked in a department store as a teen too. We had some old lady come to the front service desk one day and say "I'm really sorry about the ladies room". So of course they page me immediately to go handle it.

The entire stall was absolutely painted floor to ceiling. There was no square inch that wasn't obliterated by the sheer pressure and volume that old broad conjured up. I dropped the mop right in the middle of the washroom, went upstairs, grabbed my coat, and left.

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u/Iridul Feb 06 '23

Yes this. Men's can be hosed or mopped very easily. But the kind of stuff in the Women's was hazmat suit territory.

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u/LightOfADeadStar Feb 06 '23

bro i really do not care, if it’s a single person bathroom and the men’s is occupied i’m going straight to the women’s every time

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u/Mithrellas Feb 06 '23

I worked somewhere that was the opposite. I was the only woman and used one of the single use bathrooms but the men would use both single use. It was never explicitly stated but that’s just how it ended up being haha

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u/Shiva- Feb 06 '23

I work construction-adjacent. Anyways, when we normally see a bathroom we just assume "oh there's two".

Found a building that had a really lavish men's restroom.

My boss was like "if that's the men's, do I even want to know what the women's looks like?"

"Well, there's no women's".

"I guess they know the only people who would work for them."

(There actually were two "unisex" bathrooms literally as far as possible from the entrance though).

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u/Nullcast Feb 06 '23

Same here. On any given day there was 1-2 women in the office, and 40-50 men. There was one bathroom for men, one unisex, and one for women. (+ Handicap placed elsewhere)

That one woman got really upset when someone converted all the signs to unisex.

In the end they were all converted to mens rooms, and the handicap was women + handicap.

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u/MyReddittName Feb 06 '23

I would have been upset if I were her as well. It went from a private bathroom to sharing it with 50 people

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u/[deleted] Feb 06 '23

When I have to go, all bathrooms are unisex.

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u/Deja__Vu__ Feb 06 '23

And if outside, all bushes are fair play

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u/Where__am__I Feb 06 '23

If I know it's a single-user bathroom and the men's is ocupied, I'll go to the women's if no line exists. When I exit, there's rarely an objection from women in line and I see absolutely no difference other than the women's bathroom usually has more toilet paper on the floor.

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u/Infanatis Feb 06 '23

In my state, all single stall restrooms are by law unisex.

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u/silverhammer96 Feb 06 '23

All single use bathrooms should be unisex. Literally there’s no reason to have a single use be specified, no one else is gonna be in there with you.

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u/rolloxra Feb 06 '23

For real, I’ve always thought that, there’s no point

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u/PoPo573 Feb 06 '23

Both where I work now and a previous job I've had had 2 washrooms and only put the word "restroom" on both doors and they were single person washrooms. No reason to gender them at all.

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u/Soepoelse123 Feb 06 '23

On the other hand it also makes sense to have urinals separate, as it opens up the queue to stalls for everyone else.

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u/sweetteanoice Feb 06 '23

Put urinals in the hallway, frees up both bathrooms

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u/vrnate Feb 06 '23

Put urinals at the bar, pee while ordering your next drink.

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u/This_aint_my_real_ac Feb 06 '23

Have catheters available at all bar stools. Sit down, slide it in and get to drinkin'

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u/scurvofpcp Feb 06 '23

F you and take my upvote for the phantom sensation I felt while reading this.

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u/WWalker17 Feb 06 '23

Put a trough on both sides of the hallway

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u/matomo23 Feb 06 '23

Course it does. And I hope urinals aren’t phased out due to this crap.

They’re hygienic and quick.

In all honestly I don’t care what they do as long as urinals stay.

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u/silverhammer96 Feb 06 '23

Ya I’m specifically talking about single use stalls. So stalls meant for one person at a time.

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u/Foreverend_ Feb 06 '23

This is what I dislike about the "dedicated women's and unisex men's" bathroom decision.

I went to a concert and now both bathrooms have lineups of women waiting for stalls. Took me 5 minutes to realize I could just walk past 10 women and use the urinals. On top of that now I have to whip my dick out and piss in some open trough with no privacy screens with multiple women on their phones right behind me.

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u/pindab0ter Feb 06 '23

Single use bathrooms don't sound economically viable.

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u/Tumleren Feb 06 '23

Not to mention wasteful. At least use it twice before throwing it out!

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u/Bighorn21 Feb 06 '23

Another commenter said his old bar was like this because the women's restroom would always have a line but the men's didn't so they let women use both to help cut down on wait times.

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u/Bobtheglob71 Feb 06 '23

Ngl ive just used whichever one is open if its a single use

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u/Level_Masterpiece_72 Feb 06 '23

I’m to the point where I treat them that way. If the men’s is occupied and there’s another single use bathroom marked women, I use it anyway.

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u/Mithrellas Feb 06 '23

I worked at a place that had larger bathrooms with stalls in one part of the building that were men’s/women’s and then small single bathrooms on the other side of the building. The single use bathrooms were by my office. One evening, after 90% of employees had left, I went to use the bathroom and the women’s single use was occupied. Thinking nothing of it, I used to mens. A male coworker saw me come out and had an absolute cow over it. He was yelling and screaming down the hallway about women in a men’s bathroom, like what 😂

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u/silverhammer96 Feb 06 '23

He’s afraid he’ll take a bad poop and then his female coworkers might find out.

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u/gonzo8927 Feb 06 '23

Why not just two unisex bathrooms?

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u/phillip_u Feb 06 '23

In some states, single occupancy bathrooms must be unisex by law. This has led to situations like the one pictured where a women's bathroom may have been built with more fixtures to allow for the longer use times and stayed a women's room, but the men's room only had occupancy for one and therefore had to be changed to unisex.

I've also seen the reverse where there was a men's room with multiple urinals and a stall that was therefore excluded, but several single occupancy women's rooms which then had to be changed to all unisex even though the original design was just intended to give women more privacy. Note that when I say changed, owners and operators were only required to change signage, not fixtures.

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u/Rightintheend Feb 06 '23

That's the law in California. My work just had some minor construction, and we had to change the bathroom signage in order to pass the inspection for completely unrelated construction.

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u/yeet-im-bored Feb 06 '23

Based of the sign I’m guessing the womens has 2/3 stalls with one of them being the disabled toilet so I guess if your disabled then it is a unisex bathroom too

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u/The_Acid_Cat Feb 06 '23 edited Feb 06 '23

We had this at the bar I used to work in. The reason was there was always a line to the women's room, so we let them use both.

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u/trevg_123 Feb 06 '23

Anyone who’s been to a packed bar knows that you don’t even need a sign to get this same effect

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u/saoyraan Feb 07 '23

I had a girl throw a fit becaus3 I used the men's and they were in there. It had stalls and urinals. Sorry it was not a single occupancy bathroom?

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u/Bgrngod Feb 06 '23

A decades old "unspoken" rule that does in fact need to be explained to some grumpy bar patrons once in a while.

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u/jerslan Feb 06 '23

Where I live the city basically passed an ordinance that any single-person restrooms need to be unisex. Which nobody has complained about (to my knowledge), since most bars/restaurants with that kind of setup effectively treated them that way anyways. Long line for the men's, it's OK, just use the women's (but let women get first dibs). Long line for the women's, it's OK, just use the men's (but let men get first dibs).

It all just comes down to people respecting each other and the human need to relieve oneself.

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u/issaaccbb Feb 06 '23

A huge ask from people in my experience. Glad it's working where you live. Too often, people have main character syndrom which ruins it for everyone

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u/Michamus Feb 06 '23

If it's a single-person restroom, I just treat it as unisex. I've walked out of a single-person restroom labeled "women" before and got a surprised look from a woman waiting for it, and that's about it. I've been doing this for about 20 years now and have lived in a very conservative state for 17 of those years.

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u/JollyRancher29 Feb 06 '23

Interestingly, the place where I saw this work the best was a run-down truck stop in rural Arkansas. Men’s line was long, a woman came out and told the men “y’all should just use the womens room” so people did, and then when another woman (with young kids) came, she went in and they took a while. By this point the men’s line was down and after I got out a woman just got in behind me.

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u/zolikk Feb 06 '23

I know a restaurant (pretty decent otherwise) where there's no toilet in the men's. You can only pee. If you need no. 2 you are forced to use the women's, even though it's explicitly labelled as women's only. And worst thing is, if you're in the need, it's not like it's a quick in-and-out job, so it's almost guaranteed that a woman's gonna be waiting on you and then giving you the look as you come out.

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u/Great68 Feb 06 '23 edited Feb 07 '23

One of my biggest gripes is that when many of the new restaurant builds remove the traditional "men's" and "women's" restrooms for only individual unisex stalls, they lose urinal stalls. In doing so, it makes the lineups so much longer for everyone.

It would be so much better if they all kept a "men's" room with just a bank of urinals.

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u/lampstax Feb 06 '23

How does this actually work ? Technically if the woman can go in both, then their line is for both.

Does the guy have to now line up in the queue but only have access to the shared one ?

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u/VariableVeritas Feb 06 '23

All bathrooms should be like this. Wipes out the whole gender bathroom debate drama nobody needs too as a bonus.

Scientifically proven:

Gender-neutral bathrooms can save women from waiting forever in line. With the current most common bathroom design, women wait an average of six minutes to go while men wait just 11 seconds

https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2019/sep/05/gender-neutral-bathrooms-can-save-women-from-waiting-forever-in-line

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u/thephilosopher16 Feb 06 '23

Agreed. One bar in my area has 2 unisex restrooms but instead of "unisex" and the little people on the sign, It just said "There's only room for one and we don't care." fun.

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u/ZekDrago Feb 06 '23

When my mother started a coffee shop she put up signs like "whatever, just wash your hands". I liked those signs.

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u/Wafkak Feb 06 '23

Here a lot of small businesses only have one or two bathrooms each with just a sign that says: toilet.

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u/JarlOfPickles Feb 06 '23

There's a place near me that has mythical creatures on theirs and it's great.

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u/spiderborland Feb 06 '23

Ha. I want signs that just say "bathroom." Figure it out. You're an adult.

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u/Jack_Zicrosky_YT Feb 06 '23

Children: "well I guess fuck me then"

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u/spiderborland Feb 06 '23

No. Do not. Do not "fuck you." Under no circumstances.

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u/Zarmazarma Feb 06 '23 edited Feb 07 '23

All bathrooms should be like this. Wipes out the whole gender bathroom debate drama nobody needs too as a bonus.

Err... it really wouldn't. Unisex single occupancy bathrooms were never controversial (or at least not in recent memory). The whole bathroom controversy is about people's right to use multioccupancy bathrooms of the gender they identify as- the classic example being a transgender woman using a woman's bathroom (see North Carolina's HB2). I don't think even the conservatives were complaining about people using single occupancy bathrooms.

We get a ton of posts of single occupancy bathrooms with signs that say "whatever, just wash your hands", like it's some sort of progressive take, but that wasn't controversial in the first place.

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u/Soham_rak Feb 06 '23

That explains why that guy was just standing with a timer and a notebook in the public bathroom

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u/nautilator44 Feb 06 '23

At least he didn't have a sketchpad.

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u/[deleted] Feb 06 '23

More like make men wait in line longer lol

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u/IM_OK_AMA Feb 06 '23

Yeah lol guess nobody cares about men's wait times going from 11 seconds to 2.5 minutes...

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u/Turdmonkey2 Feb 06 '23 edited Feb 06 '23

But why is wait time the only consideration? Why not make women's rooms 1/2 bigger? As a man... I don't want to share a restroom with women. Women restrooms are filthy, like... shamefully filthy.

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u/ZekDrago Feb 06 '23

Should still both be unisex.

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u/DunamesDarkWitch Feb 06 '23

If the restrooms are all just single occupancy, then yes it should be all unisex. But if there are 2 multiple occupancy bathrooms, one with just stalls and one with urinals and stalls, then sure I wouldn’t care if they made the stalls one women only and the other one unisex. In places with big crowds, men’s rooms usually have essentially 2 separate lines, one for urinals and one for stalls. If women want to join the line for men’s room stalls, whatever, I’m still just going to be in the faster moving urinal line.

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u/Fred_Moro Feb 06 '23

There's a bar in Montreal that changed both the women and men bathrooms to unisex. On the sign they added a figure of what is in each bathroom, 2 urinals and a stall in one and three stalls in the other to help people choose what they prefer to use. So far it's been working great.

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u/lawfulkitten1 Feb 06 '23

yeah as long as it's clearly marked. there was a park in London I visited once where there were like 3 different lines, and it was extremely unclear which one was for what. I definitely waited for way too long in the "men's bathroom stall line" before realizing there was literally no line for men's urinals...

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u/Nigredo78 Feb 06 '23

instructions unclear i pissed on the wall.

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u/atibby Feb 06 '23 Evil Cackle

Gonna be gender fluid everywhere!

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u/roadofinsanity Feb 06 '23

take my upvote and fuck off

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u/UdontKnowMeAtAl Feb 06 '23

I hate you, upvote.

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u/UniqueNewYork50 Feb 06 '23

Can we just please have one bathroom with actual privacy. Working locks, doors that go all the way to the floor and ceiling, no gaps on the sides.

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u/grifxdonut Feb 06 '23

The pay makes up for it. But gas stations aren't known for their treatment of workers

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u/CharismaTurtle Feb 06 '23

Can we all get toilet paper, soap, and paper towles too? If any of those are missing in a restaurant restroom, thats a big nope for me. Call me crazy, but I like food without a side of hepatitis (et al)

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u/Mr_nobrody Feb 06 '23

The rest of the world has bathrooms like that

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u/shakinbaked Feb 06 '23

I bet the baby change station is still in the ladies room.

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u/PhoenixEgg88 Feb 06 '23

I feel like (in the UK) this has gotten better over the last 3-4 years. When my first was little, it was always frustrating having to swap all the stuff over to my wife so she could change him places. With our second it seems just as many male toilets have baby facilities now so it never seems an issue.

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u/shakinbaked Feb 06 '23

That’s great to hear, my kids are 6 and 11 now so no longer an issue but it was super annoying for years.

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u/ExNihiloish Feb 06 '23

Babies fall under the handicap category.

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u/shakinbaked Feb 06 '23

Ain’t that the truth

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u/Ok-Wave8206 Feb 06 '23

If my daughter needs to be changed and there isn't a station in the men's room I'll usually ask the staff if there's one in the women's room. I have yet to have a woman get upset at me for using the changing station, in fact several have commented about what a good dad I must be and what a silly system we have. I do make sure to open the door a little and yell a warning along the lines of "I need to change my daughter and this is the only station, sorry in advance and please let me know if you need for me to wait" though, don't want to catch anyone off guard. I get that it's their private space but if the store is going to put necessary public utilities in only 1 bathroom I'm going to use it.

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u/DoctorLinguarum Feb 06 '23

Yeah, I do not blame you. You do what you have to do.

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u/mak6453 Feb 06 '23

This hasn't been as big a problem in most newer places that are chains, but it's still super annoying, and I'll go right into the women's room to change my baby if the only other option is the floor.

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u/sweaterbuckets Feb 06 '23

oh man. the number of times i've changed a kid, balancing them on my lap, while sitting on a public toilet is too damn high.

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u/Tmart7 Feb 06 '23

Oooooohhh this pisses me off so much. I hate hunting for changing tables. I always end up laying a mat down on a bench or something.

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u/ThatGothGuyUK Feb 06 '23

I'm happy to see Male/Female unisex bathrooms but have an issue with a Women/Disabled Woman bathroom... Where would disabled males go?

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u/Omnizoom Feb 06 '23

Use that upper body strength Jenkins! You are a man you can do it on your own!

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u/Mastercat12 Feb 06 '23

Ooh that is fun.

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u/ChaserNeverRests Feb 06 '23

That is almost as entertaining and addictive as real bubble wrap!

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u/UMPB Feb 06 '23

Dope optical illusion two with the black dots

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u/fitthelvete Feb 07 '23

Not to be that guy but this isn't even mildly interesting.

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u/acuet Feb 06 '23

Fun fact, all restrooms at home are unisex.

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u/mihran146 Feb 06 '23

They’re all unisex but it’s usually limited to one person at a time.

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u/Floki47 Feb 06 '23

Not in my home. I have a bathroom for every degree of sex . Feeling 8/100 female? I got you.

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u/mantistoboggan69md Feb 06 '23

As long as I get to shit in a urinal, I won’t complain

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u/Groinificator Feb 06 '23 Spit-take

Gender is a scam invented by bathroom companies to sell more bathrooms

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u/Vyxen17 Feb 06 '23

I promise you the women's restroom is where the baby changing table is. Also looks like they also used that for ADA compliance.

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u/secret3332 Feb 06 '23

That still sucks, possibly that makes it even worse. It awful when a dad has nowhere to change their kid.

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u/WolfPaw_90 Feb 06 '23 Starry

Equality without any of that pesky equal treatment.

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u/Calandril Feb 06 '23 edited Feb 06 '23

In a lot of places, you have a room with communal sinks and stalls with full privacy and no gender segregation. Works really well. Seen it in one place in the US (a BJ's iirc) but all over Europe

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u/Ill-Technology1873 Feb 06 '23

I think it’s more interesting that only one is accessible

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u/Unwoundsteak1769 Feb 06 '23

Well at least the unisex bathroom is actually labeled as such. When I was a freshmen in high school, I always used one because I hated interacting with other people. I then got yelled at by the principal because it was for students who were LGBTQ+. I was straight, so I didn’t fit into that category, but in my defense it was labeled as “Student bathroom”

Also he didn’t question my sexuality before yelling at me for it

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u/LunchOne675 Feb 07 '23

That just seems like a fancy way to out students

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u/indianajoes Feb 07 '23

How do they even police that? Do you need to start fucking someone in front of the principal to show them you're not straight?

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u/a_way_out_ Feb 06 '23

the two genders: woman and No.

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u/hexopuss Feb 06 '23

There is only one gender and mom say we have to share

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u/a_way_out_ Feb 06 '23

mom says it’s my turn on the gender

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u/hexopuss Feb 06 '23

Fine, as long as I can use it next Thursday. I promise I won’t break it like last time

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u/spiderborland Feb 06 '23

[Backstory: I'm a dude] At an old job I worked out, there were 3 bathrooms. One was sad and non gendered (one room with a locking door). The other 2 were nice and well maintained. One men's. One women's. The men's room was maybe 3'x8' and had a sit down toilet with a barrier, a urinal, and a sink. Oh! And no lock so you could have people poop, pee, and wash their hands all at the same time. The women's rooms, however, was probably 10' x 20' and only had a sit down toilet and no barrier, and the door locked. It was absolutely luxurious. This job was 95% men. I used the women's room any chance I could. I'd even do my part to make sure I left it nicer than I found it. Wiping down seats and counters and mirrors. This was at the beginning of the national bathroom fiasco. I walked out as a super Christian woman approached me. She paused with a shocked look on her face and proclaimed my name with a question. I just smiled and shrugged as I walked passed her. Never came up again.

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u/acatnamedrupert Feb 06 '23

Because we all know that the men's room becomes the Unisex room whenever the women's restroom has a queue.

Men just aren't as fussy about that anymore.

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u/sKY--alex Feb 06 '23

Wouldn’t it make sense to make one bathroom for men with only urinals, and one for all genders with cabins?

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u/[deleted] Feb 06 '23

Seen it occasionally, urinals only. And it's really fucking efficient. A row with like ten and guys come and go in around a minute. Meanwhile the womens have a queue a few kilometers long.

Really does seem optimal to have urinals and then unisex stalls.

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u/sKY--alex Feb 06 '23

Yes, its like that at festivals and it works just fine

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u/Misteral_Editorial Feb 06 '23

At this scale, no, but in stadium seating where there's thousands of people, yes, there are several bathrooms that only have a trough for pissing.

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u/Rheum42 Feb 06 '23

I understand the necessity of something like that, but it sounds disgusting lol

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u/sweaterbuckets Feb 06 '23

it is. There's nothing worse than drunkenly going to the bathroom only to realize you're stuck next to like 10 dudes and you're all pissing into a metal pig trough full of ice.

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u/SHAMEanBLAME Feb 07 '23

Is this not discrimination? Honestly asking

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u/blueistheonly1 Feb 06 '23

Matches the places I've seen with a Family Restroom and a Men's room. No women's.

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u/Sorbet-Right Feb 06 '23

I’ve heard of bathrooms being labelled “with urinal” and “without urinal” … seems like a good compromise to all this gender stuff

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u/liarandathief Feb 06 '23

The right one is also a handicapped bathroom, with, presumably a larger area for a wheelchair, sturdy railing, and a lower sink. So men could use the right one, but only if they're handicapped.

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u/skwadyboy Feb 06 '23

But why does it say women on it?

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u/Eoin_McLove Feb 06 '23

My local pub has this set up. One unisex and one women’s only.

When I asked why they said it was because when they did have two unisex toilets men kept pissing on the seat in both toilets.

Kind of bullshit if you ask me, but at least they had a reason.

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u/Griffin880 Feb 06 '23

In my experience, women's restrooms have way more piss on the seat. Some women "hover" over the seat, and inevitably miss. Now the next person sure as shit is going to hover too, because there is piss on the seat, and the problem just keeps getting worse and worse.

The answer for this is spring loaded seats that default to the up position unless someone is actually sitting on them.

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u/youriqis20pointslow Feb 06 '23

This is objectively not true. Have cleaned both womens and mens restrooms, womens are somehow even more covered in piss.

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u/cyanide_and_cheddar Feb 06 '23

I had to go to a woman’s restroom once while the mens was undergoing maintenance and there was piss and blood everywhere. I ended up just holding it until I got home

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u/prylosec Feb 06 '23

I spent a few years of my life cleaning public restrooms. Women's are consistently so much worse than men's. Got a report of shit on the wall/floor? I'm checking the women's bathroom first. The only dressing room that I've ever had to clean with a shovel was a women's dressing room.

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u/Ludenhosen Feb 06 '23

The seats in womens bathrooms are just as bad, if not worse. Piss, shit and blood on the seat because they decide to squat over the seat instead of actually sitting, then not cleaning it up

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u/Rocket5454 Feb 06 '23

Either add a male bathroom as well or make both unisex, weird design and I wanna give em a pass and say they haven't changed the women's to unisex yet but this is a weird design. You'd think they would change em to be unisex at the same time.

If this is intentional then, why? Idk, I don't like to assume it's some weird Twitter "men bad" equality thing that alot of people think. However if it is then that's not equality, it's just an attempt to flip the script around

Equality is when everyone is on an even playing field, not diminishing one and bringing up another.

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u/jjpenguins66 Feb 06 '23

Real men don't need to poop. :)

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u/hella-j3ff Feb 06 '23

i feel like this would be easier to gauge the effectiveness of if we knew how each restroom was structured

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