Some of you may know that recently I’ve been having a few stomach issues. A food intolerance reared its ugly head and just an overabundance of eating out started to play havoc with my digestive system. So I was told to calm the duck down and stay home for a bit, eating plain food. Boo!
Ergo, I really have cut down on my dining out and fancy foodiness. But all these trips to reasonably public female lavatories have got me thinking about the unwritten code of conduct that the ladies bathroom brings with it. Seriously, it exists. Not everyone follows these rules, to be sure, but I think each of us has this powder room penal code ingrained in us from an early age. To be honest, it’s mostly fucking stupid and I think we should just quit it. It’s like, don’t just be thinking you can wander into a girly restroom and behave like you usually do. Oh no, there’s a whole system of judgement and shame going on here.
FYI, this is not to be taken as an endorsement of the above system. I very much envy men for their ability to poop openly in poop appropriate places, and frankly if a toilet isn’t a poop appropriate place then what the hell is?! Down with pooping and vomiting guilt, dammit!