Quote of the week

Restrooms as political battleground! How could anyone have known? Well, except Lileks of course:

Some people really underestimate the extent to which people simply do not want to issue a thunderclap of flatus in the same room as a co-worker of the opposite sex who, to your horror, turned towards the bathroom door at the same time you did. Explaining that this is literally Victorian prudishness is an insufficient explanation. I mean, birds don’t care if they crap on gender-neutral terrain, but as Queen Victoria said, We are not emus.

Said Victorians probably believed that girls don’t actually fart.


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 November 2015 · 8:22 am

    I can’t go to the restroom if anyone else is in it. I just wait until the person finishes up and leaves. However, given some of the half-observed habits of my male co-workers, it seems like a few of them head in there with a newspaper and seem to take a v. long time, which could be problematic.

    Also, if we’re going to get unisex bathrooms, they NEED to have better fans than they currently do. I’m just sayin’…..

  2. McGehee »

    7 November 2015 · 8:57 am

    The only sound I don’t want someone else to hear when I’m in a public men’s room is the victory tune from when I win the smartphone game I’m playing to pass the time.

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