Sunday, November 4, 2007

tricky toliets

I was in the manx briefly for dinner last night. Every time i go pee there (which is likely every time i go), i wonder how many times a night someone ventures into the wrong washroom. I always have to think about it and do association in my own way. This process always degrades to remembering that men have to walk slightly farther than women to do their business.

Anyone want to comment on what associations they use? I can never remember what those symbols mean or who they stand for, maybe someone can enlighten me. If i had some memory pillar to attach those symbols to i'd be less fearful of walking in on the opposite sex doing their business.

5 comments:

  1. that people are confused always confuses me. you need something more than a giant arrow pointing phallically skyward to remind you which one is the boy sign?

    been really enjoying your blog, by the way.

    megan

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  2. It's easy. The guy's symbol is looks like a sperm. Well, at least more like a sperm than the ladies symbol. ♂ ♂ ♂ ♂ ♂ ♂

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  3. Sorry for the engrish.

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  4. Thanks for the comments Megan and Nick!!! I never noticed the "thing" was pointed skyward, and never really made the distinction it looked more like sperm than the other one. I guess i'm not very observant. Or i'm simply under abdominal pressure, and hence not thinking very clearly... i don't think there has been any other point in my life that required me to quickly decide what the given symbols meant. And for that reason, its curious to me.

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  5. In case you'd like to read up on it further:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_symbols

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