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  •  It happens. Couldn't argue that it (8+ / 0-)

    was universal but it is you know, kind of universal.  

    When I was a kid growing up there were no urinal partitions, or whatever they're called.  I guess it didn't occur to anybody to need any so nobody put them in.  

    They're fairly common now.  In venues where there aren't any, the phenomenon you describe occurs.  Near as I can tell, it's furtive visual glance rather than salacious fixation.  

    For the most part.

    Now for more on this story, we go to to former Idaho Senator Larry Craig.  How's it hangin', Larry?  

    •  Heh... (3+ / 0-)
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      When I was growing up we had a habit of "crossing swords", "making X's"  but then I had a lot of brothers and limited bathroom space.  We must have made a mess.  My poor sisters and mother.

      I kinda like the trough urinals - makes it easier in a crowded bar.  And I don't care if anyone peeks.  But then again I'm not all that concerned about penile comparisons - mine seems to work fine for me.

      But on topic - who the hell would yell at an adolescent girl who walks into a men's room?  Really?  Doesn't he know any adolescent girls?  If one would do that it is highly likely that you would only see a blur as she about faced and ran out - thoroughly embarrassed.  We need more unisex bathrooms.  Americans are way too hung up about their body parts.

      "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

      by newfie on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 06:43:32 AM PDT

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      •  Yep. I think the screaming guy (4+ / 0-)
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        could have said, quietly, "Excuse me, but this is the men's restroom."

        Ms. Newman's son could have said, "Well, cool, I'm male."

        That would seem to have resolved the matter -- insofar as there was a matter in the first place.  

        It's just the hollering and carrying on that gets me.  What does this screaming guy do when there's an actual crisis?  

        It's a strange world out there sometimes.  

        His mom's letter gives this young man a major contrast in adult sensibilities.  One "adult" screamed his head off; the other used what was inside her head for affirmation and clarification.

        Good on Ms. Newman.  

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