Recently, I took a trip to NYC and had the opportunity to see the musical Wicked. I had been wanting to see it for like a decade and we didn't cheap out on tickets. Like, I'm talking over a hundred dollars each.
By the intermission, I really had to pee, as did my daughter. We got to the bathroom as quickly as we could, but the line went across the room FOUR TIMES. The line for the men's room went around the room half a time.
I knew we only had 15 minutes for intermission, but I didn't have a sense of how large the bathroom was. I assumed that since the show played every single night, they wouldn't create a situation where women couldn't go to the bathroom.
I was wrong.
With three minutes left, we weren't anywhere close to the bathroom. I had to go very badly and was nearly hysterical. After paying over a hundred dollars for a seat, I wasn't even able to go to the bathroom during the intermission???
What finally happened is they let us go to the men's room with supervision. We had 30 seconds left at that point before they locked us out of the show. We didn't even have time to wash our hands. My daughter was nearly in tears.
I've talked on here before about the horrible inequity in toilets. This happens EVERY TIME. Women have smaller bladders, they take the children, and they can't use urinals, so the line for women is always orders of magnitude longer. Why is this never compensated for??? This was especially disappointing though, since we had waited so long for this show, paid so much money, and we weren't even allowed the basic necessity of a bathroom.