Monday, September 18, 2006

An open letter to designers of women's restrooms

To Whom it May Concern:

I have noticed some issues with your restrooms these days.

#1 - Women want a place to put their purse. I understand that there are theft concerns with hanging a purse on a door, but how about a hook on the wall behind the toilet? Women do not want to either balance their purse on their knees or put it down on the nasty floor.

#2 - The toilet paper dispenser needs to be above the level of the toilet. A the bottom of the dispenser should be a MINIMUM of 3 feet above the floor. Don't make us have to bend all the way over and reach down to within 18" of the floor for our toilet paper.

#3 - I applaud the automatic sensors on toilets and sinks. However, it would be nice to be able to turn that feature to delay until the door is opened. It scares little girls. And in the sink taps it would be nice to allow us to regulate the temperature.

#4 - Women don't want to have to touch the door handles. Have you seen how many people don't wash their hands? It's disgusting. We want to either be able to just push out or at least have a paper towel to use to turn the handle.

A woman very tired of poorly designed restrooms.

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