Aaaannnnd I just realized how that sounds.
I mean, we've been eating out at restaurants way more than we did in California so more public bathrooms have been visited as a result.
Yeah, that still sounds like I've got tummy trouble but I'll press on.
Some bathrooms are basic; one color for the walls, metal beat up stalls, somewhat clean cement floors with the drain that looks suspect and a sink area with water all over the counter top and no towels. Some bathrooms have been personalized with flowery curtains around a pedestal sink, needlepoint sayings and a cloying smell of something perfume-like that's more disinfectant than not. And some bathrooms are a combination of the all of the above and you can tell that several dozen people have had an input in the end result and then people who don't give a crap (yeah, I said it) have followed up with the "care" of the bathroom.
Yesterday's bathroom at the bar had the metal stalls with a 'brick' floor, the smell of disinfectant - a literal eau de toilette - and funny sayings on the wall.
When I got back from the bathroom the first time - lots of sweet tea - I mentioned to my tablemates the signage as I got my phone to take pictures for you all. My male friend told me about the one in the men's above the urinal.
ME: Please take a picture!
I begged as he went back in. Again, lots of sweet tea.
HIM: You realize pulling my phone out at the urinal says something different? Something I don't want to say.
ME: Oh, yeah. Don't it then. (We laughed) Or DO do it and tell me what happened!
HIM: I won't have to tell you when I come back out with a black eye!
And into our separate bathrooms we went. Where I snapped these beautiful shots and went back to the table. I know. I should give up my day job and go pro.
And then my friend came back a minute later, picture on his phone and said -
HIM: I should have taken a picture of the guy's face as he came out of the stall having seen my flash and heard the picture getting taken while I was using the urinal.
ME: Wait! You took this while you were peeing?
HIM: Of course. I'm multi-talented. I can multi-task.
And we all lost it! I mean, I did that quiet laugh that starts with an open mouth and all teeth and just air coming out and ends with an awful snort bark that makes people turn around. Because picturing the guy's face as he came out of the stall was awesome but the fact that this was the sign my friend was taking a picture of -