Thursday, February 05, 2009

TMI Thursday: Oh, Won't You Go and Pee With Me?

I rarely discuss my sense of style on this blog. I love fashion, and on the days I'm not hungover and therefore dressed like a pregnant hippie, I strive to look feminine and put-together. I think dressing well leads to being treated well, feeling better about yourself...and peeing among strangers.

Saturday, I went to Nellie's for a friend's birthday party. I had worn a fantastic cloche (straight dudes: see photo) and was receiving compliments for it right and left. I got in line for the unisex bathroom, where two men accosted me.

"We love your hat!"

"It's the cutest thing!"

"Can I try it on?"

"I love it!"

"You should totally go to the bathroom with us!"

"Come on, it'll be fun!"

And, in one to tell the grandkids, that's how I wound up using the facilities at a gay sports bar, while two strange men faced away from me, took turns trying on my hat, warned me away from using the "spunk sink" at any time for any reason, and offered me a free place to stay in Philadelphia.

When my mother said that a good sense of style will take you anywhere, I don't think she had the men's washroom in mind.

12 comments:

Lemmonex said...

Spunk sink? And I thought I had heard it all.

Shannon said...

Lem - That was the "sanitized for your protection" version of what they actually said.

FoggyDew said...

I touched just two things in that bathroom and one of them was the doorknob...which in retrospect now seems like one too many.

Shannon said...

Foggy - Uh...what was the other thing? Wait! Don't tell me.

LiLu said...

You know you're going to have to tell us the un-edited version tomorrow now...

Jo said...

Men's bathrooms are disgusting and should only be used in dire circumstances. That said, I've been to too many men's rooms to count.

Shannon said...

LiLu - Maybe, it depends on how much prosecco I have.

Jo - If the line is shorter, and nobody minds, then why not? Nellie's restrooms are unisex, on the grounds that 95% of the people there are men.

bh said...

Wow.

Onion dip and vagina's

And

"Spunk Sink"

That should do for me today. Thanks.

Arjewtino said...

Did you see the No Ball Playing Allowed sign?

Shannon said...

bh - You aren't done until I-66 has told you about the vertical smile.

Arjewtino - No, I was rather focused on the uh, particulars of the experience.

emma said...

I had a flash on a whole different kind of ending to 2 guys rushing you into the men's bathroom. Too much HBO. Glad this was the Showtime version! And I can't believe you didn't include a pic of the actually cloche - such style MUST be documented.

Shannon said...

Emma - Really, it was more of the ABC Family Channel version. For a shared washroom experience, it was pretty wholesome.