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Thursday, March 07, 2013

iPhone-o-Gram! Giggle-Snort!!

Dear convention center staff –

Just a note to let you know that quilt show attendees are not fooled by your sign declaring this a women's room!

We are not fooled by black plastic trash bags taped over the wall decor either! :-)

(( just what are we supposed to believe you are hiding here that we have not seen before or that our delicate constitutions could there with be offended by?!))

We all think we prefer the silk potted plants that were placed in the urinals on previous conventions!

Thank you for your consideration –

Quilt show attendees. :-)



38 comments:

Michele said...

At least they did something. I walked into a converted men's room at QuiltCon and had to go back out to make sure I was in the right place!

quiltfool said...

Ha! They did the same thing here, at the last quilt show...and I had to go out to the lobby to find a room without a temporary sign taped over it. But, silk plants? Hmmmm. Lane

Diane said...

And what do the men, who I presume attend quilt shows on occasion, use for facilities? Just curious.

J. Layman said...

Had to laugh!! We went to a TRUE WOMAN conference in Indianapolis in the fall and they changed the men's to ladies, but didn't bother with covering the urinals...A little disconcerting to walk in unexpectedly...

CherylT said...

Does that mean they are out of order or unuseable?

OconeeGreene said...

Bonnie, if there are too many complaints about such "amendments", next time you might find a "Uni-sex" toilet arrangement! LOL

Janet O. said...

Had to laugh at the image of the silk potted plants.

Cathy44647 said...

maybe they just didn't wanna clean them???? eeewwuuuuuu! lol!

Aunt Bonnie said...

LOL on covering the urinals. Did they think the women would use them? I like the flower pots idea, that is clever.

Paula Z in AZ said...

That's hysterical!!! Find the humor in any situation, you can.

Your story gave me a good chuckle, and reminded me of an experience I had once:

I had to use the 'facilities' at a baseball game, in my early 30's, and the women's line was so-so-so long and I just knew I couldn't wait! I ran to the men's bathroom, at the doorway I yelled "woman incoming" and was amazed all the men stayed turned and one even opened a stall door for me :D I ran out as fast as I ran in....lol, lol

Karen in Kentucky said...

Hmm...do they think only women quilt? What did the men quilters do for restroom privileges??? :)

Kathy said...

I dunno. I think the ski jumping committees not allowing women to compete because it could cause infertility in our delicate internal systems might top this. (But they do allow women to jump the slopes in order to *test* that the slopes are OK for men to use!)

Sherrill said...

I just refuse to go into a men's restroom that's been 'converted' to a women's restroom..GROSS!! HA

Kate said...

Hilarious!!! Can you imagine the discussions at committee meetings while figuring out what to do!!! Made my day Bonnie!!!

karylsquilts said...

Loll.. maybe someone needs to show them how with the potted plants...

LesQuilts said...

Hi! I think they were covered so nothing was put in there and they would have to clean it out!
or
Who Knows?!?
Take care, Leslie

Lynmar said...

My DH loved the picture, LOL Thanks for sharing.

Lori Huffman said...

Love this.

Luann said...

When one of ours daughters went to College, she attented the same College the hubs and I attended. Imagine our surprise when we learned she'd be living in the same dorm that her father lived in and right across the hall from where he lived all 4 years. Imagine our even bigger surprise when we learned a once very conservative small town Religious College didn't remove the urinals in the common bathrooms. She survived and so did we! HA! The only comment daughter had was the first time she went in there was "EEEEWWWWW". We survive now when using a men's room. Just as they survive by not having a urinal at home!

Hydrangeas to Hollyhocks said...

That is a chuckle but atleast they didnt throw a quilt over them!

Loretta said...

I was thinking the same thing! LOL

quiltygal said...

Classic....I have been known to use the mens if the ladies line is long :)

Mary Ellen said...

Maybe they were afraid some woman would actually pee in them? Probably they wanted to make sure that no men, used to the men's room being in that location, wondered in by accident, despite the big old sign out front. They might have been lured in by the sight of all those urinals on the wall. Who knows?

miss jamee said...

they just dont want women USING the "wall decor". some would. ew.

Sandra Henderson said...

ha ha ha ha... lol
My hubby wants to move to the mtns of NC so he can, once again, PEE OF OF HIS BAKC PORCH... lol
So, perhaps this will help some women in their moving to the mtns.
That is all I can come up with to say about this. lol

KSTaterbug said...

There were silk plants/flowers in the urinals when I went to Road to California! Definitely, surprised me when I first walked in, but had to laugh....hubby was outside looking for a men's room!! ;)

coolmama said...

Perhaps to keep the odor down?

Cynthia in urban Oregon said...
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Lynn Wakeham said...

surely someone could have come up with some utility quilts to hang from a screen in front of the urinals, it would have been much more appropriate, IMO, it would be a treat to find quilts when you go to the loo 'to spend a penny'.............then even the blokes could have had their privacy if they needed to go....

then again, maybe the queue to the toilets would be even longer if there was quilts in there ROFL

Lisa Shenk said...

Bonnie, they just don't want us to use them!!! LOL

Stephanie Newman said...

How hysterical! Did they think women's delicate female sensibilities would be offended? I guess flowers are a nice touch if you must put something into a urinal.
How very strange.

Dorothy Matheson said...

Well I do know at Houston Quilt Show the converted rooms just have a sign in front of the wall decoration. And outside the door there is a sign telling the men where the one mens restroom is located.
I know at some sporting events we women get together and just take over one men's room and take turns keeping men out explaining that we women are using the room for now.

Peggy said...

This reminds me of when my husband was the stay-at-home parent and my youngest daughter was 2. He took her into the men's room with him, turned around for "one second!" and looked back. She had toddled over to the urinals and picked up a urinal cake and was asking Daddy what it was. I had to ask too - it's like a deodorizer they put in the bottom of the urinal. GAH!

So maybe they cover them to keep little girls out of them!!

Pauline said...

One of your most hilarious post! I can just see the gals laughing.

Diann Smith said...

That is certainly funny. You should have been in Paris, France when daughter and I took a trip together celebrating her college graduation in 1998. The restrooms are for both men and women and when so desperate you HAD to go we would enter and the urinals were right by the door on the left w/ the men using them. You had to scurry by to head for the stalls. I think they should have at least been around the corner so ladies didn't have to pass them to get to the necessary. You've never seen two walk so fast.

Maggie Szafranski said...

And the topper is that by doing this, only two extra stalls are gained! But it does feel a bit "naughty" to go in there! Hope to catch you later today or tomorrow to say HI!

Saska said...

not that I would say this outloud, but I HAVE used one! If you're desperate...you'll do anything..right?

DEA LOWRY said...

@ Saska...RIGHT...BETTER THAN SITTING ON A WET SEAT