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Or even more stereotypically speaking, engineers, quartermasters and fire[people] can't be women?
But the one that I find the funniest is that one next to the doorknob in red text. "W.C. Hombres". We'll go with the British "W.C.", but the Spanish "Hombres". I'm sure that made sense to someone somewhere.
BTW, this is the back of that same door above. Which means that unless you're a busybody photographer woman, you may not realize there are more options for your bathroom labeling needs inside the men's room. Because, really, who'd think to go look at the back of the bathroom door for something you need?
So many ways of telling you where they are, they couldn't even all be contained on one door. If you can't read the one in the frame, it says, "WASH HANDS. The law requires thorough hand washing for all food handlers before beginning work and after using toilet. $10.00 FINE FOR VIOLATORS. Evanston Health Department." A whole $10, huh?
Also, the little white one at the bottom apparently says something like "Bathroom towels $.20". I'm really hoping that means something like paper towels and not, you know, toilet paper or something. Because, really, charging for T.P.? Just wrong. :) (If someone has a better understanding of that sign PLEASE let me know! I googled "tohallas" and the best the computer could do was say, "Do you mean 'toallas'?", which, actually made sense.)
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And of course, if you'd like a vintage T.P. holder... no better place to find them than in their natural environment. (Weirdly, the women's room only had one toilet paper holder... but that's tomorrow's post.)
It reminds me of this shot I took on an Amtrack a few years ago (and then photoshopped just the *slightest* bit. (I swear, all I did was turn the edges of the hat up just a tad, the rest of the evil imagery was already there.)
By the way, these bathrooms are about six feet square and *horribly* lit. So shooting in them is a bit of a nightmare.
But they are entertaining... as bathrooms go.