It seems like every time I use a ladies room, I get completely furious. Really, there's very little about ladies rooms that doesn't make me angry.
The thing that makes me angriest is the inequity of actual toilets for women versus men. Recently, my husband and I were at a mall, and I noted that there were four toilets in the ladies room (a horrible injustice, which actually makes me not want to go to that mall). I asked him what the men's room looks like and he said that while there were two stalls for men, there were also three urinals. So there were MORE places for men to pee than women.
What is wrong with that?
1) It should at least be equal.
2) Really, there should be twice as many toilets for women as for men. Women have smaller bladders, even more so pregnant women.
3) Women are usually the ones who take children to the bathroom. So basically ladies rooms are for women AND children. Whereas mens rooms are just for men. (Like that hair dye.)
It always makes me furious when I have to wait on a long line to use the bathroom, while my husband gets in and out in two minutes. It's not like it's so great for the men either, since they're stuck waiting for us. The only people who benefit from this is gay men who don't socialize with women.
And of course, the other issues: the fact that the stalls often don't have a place to hang up a coat, which sucks when you're obligated to sit down. This was especially annoying at the hospital when I was wearing a long white coat. Hospital bathroom stall hangers are notoriously broken. And trying to pee with my coat on generally meant the contents of my pockets would get emptied onto the floor and/or the toilet.
And finally, pee on the seat. I have never been to a person's apartment and used their bathroom and seen pee on the seat. Not once. So how come every goddamn public bathroom stall has pee on the seat?