I realized something while eating lunch as Wok ‘n Roll this afternoon. After drinking 3 large Diet Pepsi’s I had to answer the call of nature. I was forced to put the call on hold, however, when the door to the mens’ bathroom was occupied. Now when a place of business only has only one bathroom it isn’t for a specific gender– it is just “the bathroom.” When a place is large enough, there is a “Mens’ Room” and a “Womens’ Room” each with multiple stalls. But what happens, as in the case of the moderately small Wok ‘n Roll, when there is just enough room for two single rooms with a single toilet in each room? Does it really make any sense to assign a specific gender to each of them? I didn’t really want to go into the empty womens’ room for some psychological reason I don’t completely understand.
This all leads up to, obviously, how things work on the SciFi series Battlestar Galactica. There are large common rooms where men and women, at the very same time, go about all their personal hygiene needs. Unspeakable Act or Sign Of Things To Come?