Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What's Wrong With This Picture?

For the most part, the sign below announces a sound, sensible message:

If you can't read it, it's a (bilingual) reminder that women who are pregnant shouldn't drink alcohol. This is good advice.

So what's the problem? Nothing except the location of said sign: In the men's room of one of my favorite local restaurants.

This confused me. What was it doing in there? Were guys supposed to notice that while washing their hands and say, "Oh--I should remind my wife to have iced tea instead of a margarita while we're here tonight!" or something like that? I didn't have access to anyone in the Musings Research Department who could check in the women's room to see if they had a similar sign or if they'd simply put it in the wrong one.

Any idea what a female-specific sign is doing in a male-specific room? I'm stumped.


Anonymous said...

I guess the same thing as condom dispensers in the ladies room.....you don't directly use them but it directly effects you!!!!??????

Kev said...

Heh, you may be right. But do they actually do that? (I'll admit that my last visit to a ladies' room was probably in college, when I was in the service industry and had to clean them. At that time, all the vending-machine products were of, umm, a much more feminine nature.)

Anonymous said...

Mostly the bathrooms in bars (and not your "classier places) have the vending machines with condoms. And in other places the, umm, feminine nature of the products have been replaced by pkgs. of Aleve, hair spray or temp. tattoos!!!!!!