There I was, happily holding my new nephew, when I realized – I had to pee.
Now, if you’ve never been in a new mother’s hospital room, one rule you should know: Don’t use the private bathroom. In fact, don’t even look in the private bathroom. They’re probably measuring the amount of bleeding she’s doing when she pees, so there is a good chance there is a collection bucket in the toilet full of all kinds of stuff that you generally expect to stay inside the body.
Knowing this, however, I set off to find the public restroom. I follow the “Restrooms —>” sign until I come across a bathroom. I glance at the sign, think “ok, unisex”, and then do a double-take.
Waitaminute…does this sign really mean “unisex”? I was frozen with indecision. I mean, the figure on the right is obviously female (or at least self-identifies that way). She’s wearing a triangle, which is universal code for “skirt” (funny thing, though, how rarely you actually see triangular skirts in real life).
The figure on the left, however…beats the hell out of me. When I just glanced, I thought “Ok, guy in a suit and tie”. Upon closer examination, however, well…I just have no fricking clue. His hair is longer than the woman’s, and while any picture of me from earlier than 2002 will show that I have no problem with that, it’s still an odd thing to see on a sign like this. Plus, he’s wearing shorts. The hell?
I wound up using that bathroom, but now that I’m really examining the pic while writing this, I’m not sure if I was supposed to. Put it all together – the long hair, the suit and tie and the shorts, and it all becomes obvious: it’s a bathroom for women, and Angus Young.