Women are accustomed to seeing signs in a public bathroom that read, “Employees must wash hands” or, “Please put personal hygiene items in bin.” But there are now far more signs with specific prohibitions, almost a ten commandments for what can go into a toilet.
Have women been abusing toilets, mistaking them for recycling centers and trashing snagged pantyhose, empty Snapple cans, used diapers or a particularly depressing “New York Times” Business Section?
The most extreme violation is when an unwed teenager leaves behind a newborn, yet I haven’t yet come across, “As a courtesy to other patrons, anything you've delivered should be taken with you." Almost everything else, however, is noted -- often sloppily scrawled with Magic Marker on cardboard -- specifying that nothing other than toilet paper is to be flushed.
What's happening in Men's Rooms? Are there signs reading:
“Return to your blind date even if she is a good 20 years older than she said online"
“Confine your feet to your own stall"
“If people are waiting, Senator Craig, please hurry"