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9.8.09

You can't 'go' there....


I took these images in my friends shop, lovely background even if it is a little non-p.c.

Speaking of non P.C, the lovely cafe I went to today with a friend for brunch had unisex toilets which he was horrified to discover.
It was one of those terribly trendy places where they make the toilets unisex on purpose, not because they actually only have one loo.
I don't really mind(when you gotta go a toilet is a toilet) but we did decide that it's one area of our lives where separation of the sexes is perfectly acceptable.
He was dead set against it and couldn't think of anything worse than an awkward exchange with a member of the opposite sex at the sink.
I bumped into a guy I hadn't seen since high school at the unisex toilets of Rooftop bar in town once and had an extremely uncomfortable conversation over the hand dryer. Suffice to say we both got out of there as soon as possible without so much as a 'so take my number, we should catch up some time.' It was just too weird.

Should we be able to 'go' side by side in 2009 and not think anything of it?


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22 comments:

Kate @ Très Lola said...

I think unisex toilets are a big step forward & in the right direction. Gender shouldn't be defined in such black & white terms... the obvious reason for me is that it marginalises the transgender community and those with gender identity issues - it's nice for people to feel comfortable in all facets of like, including popping to the loo.

Cheryl Lynn said...

What is it? Can we pleeeeaaaase keep some mystery between the sexes? I may sound politically incorrect, but, my God. Some things need not be shared between the sexes. Especially if it's not your husband or mate. No man should see me in a bathroom unless it's the one I share at home with my spouse.

I'm with you, Lady, it's beyond awkward.

Darrah said...

Your remark about the toilet is hilarious. I see that at a lot of oober trendy places in Seattle. It seems like they really do have impressive decor though.

The King and I said...

When I was living at college we not only had unisex toilets but unisex shower cubicles, all contained within the same room. Needless to say there were some highly uncomfortable moments the morning after the night before... bad enough coming face to face again in the dining hall but stumbling out of the toilet? Or worse, in your towel carrying your little basket of soap and shampoo?? Ugh... there is such a thing as too much familiarity!!!

Tara said...

I agree with The King and I & Cheryl Lynn... I think a little mystery is a good thing when it comes to the bathroom! It's bad enough having to actually USE a bathroom when you're out in public (although I'm sure at trendy cafes it is a bit less gross) but having to worry about awkward exchanges is even worse!
I love the decor of the shop though :)

Rosie Unknown said...

That would be so awkward. Guys don't need to know about my makeup habits. Also, going to the bathroom with strangers just outside the door is weird enough without them being guys!

Love your outfit!

janettaylor said...

Beautiful photos! U are really pretty!

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Glamour Bbey said...

Great background! Really nice pictures and the outfit that you are wearing is fabulous! xx

Clau! said...

The background is great... love it!

Clau! said...

The background is great... love it!

LoveMore said...

looooove that background! AMAZING! xxx bel

Anna Laura said...

When I was a dorky AFS exchange student in Belgium back in '98 most toilets in bars were unisex and the girls loo at school had a big window looking into it from outside. I thought it was so different from the very "private" toilets in Australia. I felt sorry for the men who had to use the urinal in front of the ladies as they walked past!

Bucca said...

I really don't mind so much, except I suppose if the unisex toilets begin to smell like the mens room!

Leo Greenfield said...

I love these photos, I will have to draw you in such room.

Rebecca said...

If it means I would either have to see (and smell) a urinal or touch a public toilet seat to put it down than I want to keep them separate.

Every time I have had to go into a men's public toilet they are so much worse than the women's ones.

A dreamer said...

i've only ever been into a unisex toilet at a cheapo asian place that only had one loo...so i didn't mind.

but having only one toilet on purpose is weird. it's like being pushed into the boys toilet or vice versa at school.

love those shoes!!! pretty background too.

Girly-Girl said...

I haven't been online for over 8 months and I'm loving the new look and hair, even if it was changed ages ago....I'm slightly delayed.

Love the shoes as well!

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svenskaussie said...

Totally agree with you about the toilet situation, it's wrong on oh so many levels !!!! Love your outfit, where did you get your fab skinny leg trousers? I have been wanting a pair just like yours.

AMIT said...

Good background pictures.

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God Made Me fuNky said...

love the pictures, the background is so lovely.
as for the unisex toilets, i think I would use it when its an emergency otherwise I would prefer it the way it is, they are called restrooms for some reason, where you can rush to when you want a break whether its to powder your nose or for a quick call to tell the hottest gossip.Its a place for gal talk...I wouldnt want it to change.

Lady Luck™ said...

I had a bad encounter in the unisex toilets of e-fifty-five (on Elizabeth St) about a year or more ago, I walked in and a guy hadn't bothered to close the door to his stall and was taking a piss for all to see. I could have survived without seeing that little number. (And I mean little.)