Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Restrooms at Flatbread

Tonight was the last incoming resident dinner at Flatbread. I always enjoy these dinners. Good conversation, good food, and a night out of the house. Claire likes to go for the desserts and for the bathrooms. The bathroom walls are covered in chalkboards, so you can go in and add your own little touch to what is essentially a very large mural. Claire loves it. And its interesting to read or look at what other people put up. So tonight I took note of what was drawn on the walls, and then asked Mike if there were chalkboards in the men's restroom. There are, and we compared notes about what was written on the bathroom walls. In the girl's room, there are a lot of names written in really fancy cursive or other artsy font, pictures of flowers, people's faces, happy birthday wishes and so on. I know the pictures we took are terrible. We only had the camera phone. Sorry. If they were clearer, you'd see a flower in the center and a face towards the bottom of the first picture, and a peace symbol, hearts, stars, names, and 'happy birthday' in the second.

In the boys bathroom, guys wrote the names of bands, phrases about killing people with chainsaws, some x-rated drawings, swear words and so on. And they didn't stick to the chalkboards, as you can see in the last picture. Thats just marker on the wooden walls (by contrast, in the women's bathroom, there was a specific jar for chalk, and all the chalk was in it. Not sure that would be the case next door in the boy's room). So in the first picture, it says 'Limp Bizkit' and 'Linkin Park', the second is of a cowboy? a man in a sombrero?, and the third is the chainsaw killer phrase, which I won't re-type.

So. Interesting, huh? Like a little sociology expirament. I think it would be fun to have weekly pictures. Too bad I didn't think of that at the beginning of the incoming resident dinners!


monnie halberg said...

Girls aren't allowed in the boy's bathroom!
That cowboy looks like the guy on the twinkie box.

sheila said...

I didn't go in! Though it would be funny to see what would happen if a girl walked into a boy's bathroom and started taking pictures!