Tuesday, June 10, 2003
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Six Random Bathroom Observations

I. The ladies' room on the 4th floor of my building has three sinks and two stalls. The company that makes the stalls is called Hiny-Hiders™.

II. I once got stuck in the larger of the two stalls when the twist-lock jammed, and I had to crawl under the door.

III. There is a pale, sickly-looking cactus with a plastic knife in its pot on top of the Tampax™ vending dispenser - which has been empty for the past two years. I don't know if there is a connection.

IV. Someone in the department is very odor-conscious, because there are always two cans (sometimes three) of air freshener in each of the stalls. We have a choice of Sparkling Citrus, Melon Burst, and Mango Splash to cover up organic aromas.

V. Personally, I don't think the words "burst" or "splash" belong anywhere near a toilet, but that's just me. I usually go for the Sparkling Citrus, since it's the least sugary-sweet; I don't care for saccharine smells. Not to mention I don't want to create any mental association between melons and mangoes and the office toilet.

VI. The First Law of Toilet Thermodynamics: all hot air in a bathroom will be expelled simultaneously. As soon as you sit down and shut the stall door, someone will will walk in and try to strike up a conversation with you.