RIP Philo

Potty Parity

Lawmaker discovers that women take longer in the bathroom.  Sponsors bill to require 2x the number of toilets for women than men in new & renovation construction.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1242103/

So, uhh, how is having twice as many stalls for women as men, "parity"?
Permalink Send private email xampl 
March 21st, 2007 10:15am
This is pretty much already the case everywhere in the US.  Women's restrooms USUALLY have 2-3x the number of fixtures as the men's restroom in the same facility.

I think we should just go to Unisex bathrooms and be done with it.  This country is full of fucking babies.

OH NO THERE'S A MAN GOING TINKLE IN THE SAME ROOM AS I'M GOING TINKLE!!
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 21st, 2007 10:17am
Seems reasonable. And to be perfectly fair, women should be paid lower salaries because they spend more of their day primping or whatever the fuck it is they do in the loo.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 21st, 2007 10:26am
When I was in high school we swabbed and petri-dished samples from both the girls' and boys' restroooms.

I would really rather leave them as they are.
Permalink JoC 
March 21st, 2007 10:27am
> how is having twice as many stalls for women as men, "parity"?

They're choosing to measure the most important resource - time.
Permalink Send private email sour grape snowflake 
March 21st, 2007 11:08am
> OH NO THERE'S A MAN GOING TINKLE IN THE SAME ROOM AS I'M GOING TINKLE!!

Welcome to your rape fantasy.
Permalink Michael B 
March 21st, 2007 11:35am
Women's bathrooms are separate from men's bathrooms because that's where they go to gossip about men.
Permalink Send private email ~~~x 
March 21st, 2007 1:52pm
It's also why they take twice as long. That and makeup.
Permalink Send private email ~~~x 
March 21st, 2007 1:52pm
Michael -

That may honestly be the oddest non-sequitur I've ever seen posted on this forum or any of its predecessors.  Bravo.

I think you may be projecting a bit.  While you may have a fantasy about raping me, I certainly have no corresponding wish.

Sorry about that, chum.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 21st, 2007 1:54pm
muppet - you go to the woman's bathroom?
Permalink Send private email ~~~x 
March 21st, 2007 2:21pm
No, which is why Michael's reply makes even less sense, Mark.

See, in my world (where the sky is blue), a conversation is a series of statements which are reactions to previous statements and which progressively build on one another to some sort of conclusion.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
March 21st, 2007 2:24pm
"That may honestly be the oddest non-sequitur I've ever seen posted on this forum or any of its predecessors."

Oh please - we've all done much better.

"I think you may be projecting a bit."

Well, you would certainly recognize it...
Permalink Send private email Philo 
March 21st, 2007 5:50pm
It's a serious problem at concert halls. The gents' is generally busy at interval but not overly while the queue to the ladies' zigzags through the lobby.

So the drill is she gets in the queue while I get the drinks and wait, ogling the room. When she returns I hand her her drink and whatever's left in mine and get to go myself. It's the only way that works.
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