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mirrors and why i’m afraid of them

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mirrorlet me tell you why i’m afraid of mirrors:

you know those bathrooms that have the mirror that takes up the width of the wall?  i’m afraid of those.  i’m afraid because the guys’ bathroom is usually adjacent to the ladies bathroom.  that means that their mirror is probably placed back to back to where our mirror is placed.  i’m afraid that some woman construction worker (i haven’t seen one, but it could happen) placed a 2-way mirror on the ladies’ side so that they can see everything the guys are doing in their bathroom.  i guess i’d be more afraid if i were a girl cause most construction workers are men, but i guess it’d be more up to the owner of the restaurant/cafe/bookstore/whatever.  my strategy is to get in and out of the bathroom as quickly as i can to avoid any kind of girl stalker from the girl’s side of the mirror from stalking me.

it’s usually the kind of bathrooms where it’s just a 1-person bathroom.  usually not the stall kind of bathrooms.

also, i wonder why some guys’ bathrooms made for one person have both a urinal and a toilet.  it’s not like the toilet has a stall around it.  there’s just a urinal and a toilet right next to each other.  do they expect two people to go at the same time?  or are they just being considerate and want to give guys a choice?  they could’ve just gone with the toilet and gotten rid of the urinal.

while looking for an image, i found this: how to tell if a mirror is 2-way or not


Written by enoch

March 11, 2009 at 10:43 am

Posted in from my mind

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  1. I am pro-choice when it comes to 1-person bathrooms…


    March 11, 2009 at 11:48 am

  2. usually, if the architects are being smart and efficient, the bathrooms should share the plumbing wall: meaning, toilets are back to back. there’s extra space in plumbing walls (for drains) so it’s better to have both bathrooms to share that wall (and this is why a lot of gents’ and ladies’ bathrooms are mirror imaged). if the bathrooms were to share the mirror side and the toilets are away from each other, then it’ll need two plumbing walls, thus needing twice the space for the drainage. this is applied more so on bigger bathrooms.. so when you’re entering a small bathroom, you should just check out where the gents’ and ladies’ bathrooms are and which wall they’re sharing. hopefully this’ll help you a bit so that you can take your time in some bathrooms 😉

    the link was interesting and useful. why don’t they teach that in school?


    March 11, 2009 at 12:03 pm

  3. oh and i have a picture of this bathroom (and you may wonder why–it was THAT absurd). it’s a women’s bathroom, one room, no stall, and TWO TOILETS next to each other. i was like, what the freak?!?!

    i wonder what kinda choice one gets in that bathroom.. do you wanna get the toilet paper with your right hand or left hand? hm. i should go check out that picture and see if they had one or two toilet paper thingy.


    March 11, 2009 at 12:10 pm

  4. at my worky we have 2 bathrooms with a totoilet n urinals that suppose 2 be 4 boys downstairs;but us girls use it 2=equaloppurtunity bathrooms..

    sometimes i think theres a videotape behind thy mirror..


    March 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm

  5. I don’t think that’s allowed legally. It would be invasion of privacy. And that would be some pervert who would of thought of installing a 2 way mirror for the ladies side only if it’s a she, or it was a he, maybe he meant to put it on the men’s side but made a mistake. Now this got me all paranoid. Lol.


    March 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm

  6. there aren’t THAT many girl construction workers are there?? ARE THERE?


    March 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm

  7. I found some. haha.


    March 14, 2009 at 12:32 am

  8. code mandates a certain number of water closets and urinals according to its occupant load. you’d think they’d put a partition between two or more but code doesn’t really specify that. funny, eh? you’d think it’s common sense but you’d be surprised how some can get away by interpreting the code in their own special way. who’s heej? did he/she study architecture?


    March 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm

  9. yes, heej studied/studies architecture 😉


    March 15, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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