show me the feet
March 22, 2012
One of the most awkward things you can do in a public bathroom (apart from that other list of things you should never under any circumstances ever do in a public OR private bathroom) is try to enter a stall that is occupied.
I wish our fancy new bathrooms had stall doors with little “occupado” indicators. They don’t. THEY DON’T.
And, in fact, our stalls are nice. And, per usual, the big stall is the nicest. \
What I am not happy about is the design flaw in our bathroom that prevents me from knowing, short of sending a trial balloon over the wall, or using a camera or mirror on the end of a stick, or standing with my ear to the door (see list of things to never do in a public bathroom), for finding out if the stall is occupied.
A bathroom should be designed so that you can see feet.
Not like this:
Getting closer and leaning back into the sink portion of the counter does not help:
Yes, I did the whole “try to open the door, get denied, mumble apologies, and shuffle to the far stall (never the adjacent because the shame is now too great for that) thing.
I’m open to suggestions.