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I can’t believe I told you about my big disco night out in Memphis and never mentioned the most totally awesomely awkward part.

The bathroom.

Thank you to Janna (my brother-in-law’s sister which makes her my 3rd cousin or something) for the reminder.

You see Raiford’s, now known as Hollywood Disco, has one of those bathrooms with NO stall doors.

Never been in one?

You are missing out ladies.

You see, you get to pee while sitting next to someone (most likely a stranger) who is also peeing.

And since there are no stall doors and only a partial divider between you and the other lucky gal,  you can make eye contact, use each other’s toilet paper and share witty banter… ALL while peeing in unison, or not in unison if you’re more of the independent type.

Or if you’re more like me, you’re just TRYING to pee.  Because really, I could have 16 draft beers, only to walk into this very public ladies room and suddenly I absolutely can’t go at all. Not one little drop.

I don’t know how guys do it standing side by side at the trough.

Apparently the woman’s bathroom at Raiford’s just underwent a renovation too.

There used to be a mirror in front of the toilets so you could actually get glimpses of other gals’ privates.

I’m sorry I missed those glory days.

I need a stall door.

Just a little privacy to do my lady business.

37 Responses to bathroom stalls should have doors

  • calikim says:

    THAT is just STUPID!!!

    While working for a Hispanic Radio Station, I did get to venture into some seedy joints (AKA Nightclubs), and I did witness the no doors in the ladies rooms. I don’t know why these places think we want to bond in the bathroom. We are not men trying to compare our “assets”….That’s for sure!!

  • Dixie Chick says:

    What about during those times of the month – I’m use to sharing my bathroom time with the young daughters…maybe that’s why I don’t go out – those no privacy bathrooms without stalls!!! 

  • Terra says:

    Ok, I so need a door and a divier and a lock or an 8 year old to hold my door shut if the lock is broken.  I would not survive the free will pee scenerio at all.

  • kristen says:

    i’m all about sisterhood, but i’ve also become a prude in my doterage and truly, i don’t need to see anyone else squatting, especially if there is more business being done than just a pee!

  • feener says:

    i believe i use to have dreams about this, similar to the naked dreams. where i was peeing but in front of everyone and i would look for one with a door and there never was one. wow – thanks for the flashback

  • Rhea says:

    OMG, just the other night I had a dream that I had to use a toilet in front of a group of people.  That’s just horrifying.  I totally need privacy.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Can’t pee in public?  Wait till you’re older.  You’ll be peeing in the streets, on your carpet while trying to get to the bathroom at night, and you’ll stop wearing underwear because it takes too long to pull down your panties when you HAVE TO GO.  Your ‘best friend’ will be DEPENDS.

  • francine Kasen says:

    Aunt Marcia is SOOO right. I could NOT pee in front of anyone, except when rounding second base! Then I can pee while running!!!  It’s just one of those mysteries of life!

  • Only having to pee with a couple of people???  Sounds like heaven!  When I try to use the bathroom, my 8-year old runs and sits across from me on the tub edge;  my 2-year old runs in to sit on my lap (facing me); my 10-year old son will bring in a book and lay down on the floor to read; sweet dear hubby picks that moment to confront me about some pressing life issue; and my 15-year old son will stand in the doorway telling everybody what freaks they are (we call him the Devil)…

  • Lanie says:

    I only have one thing to say about the no doors Kelc – the bank behind Rendon!! 🙂
    (Everything being equal I do prefer to pee indoors with stall doors – especially if sober).

  • anymommy says:

    Horrifying, but my worst nightmare is little restaurants/bars where the bathroom door opens right into the public area.  No stall at all, just one room?  CAN NOT pee knowing if I failed to properly lock the door, the entire room will see me sitting on the pot.

  • calikim says:

    Okay, I have a thought on this that maybe very un-PC. I am not sure what kind of club this is that you were at, but I am pretty certain that the reason the ghetto night clubs I was in had no doors was to prevent drug use, and sex or a combination of the 2 from happening in their establishments.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Okay Kelcey, what happened at the Paul Simon concert?  Do I have to grill Jordana?  We all want to know where you peed and on who?  Were you laying on the floor in the puddle of pee?  Were you wringing out your pants in the sink? 

  • Kelcey says:

    Here you go Marcia. At the Paul Simon concert in Central Park, there were no bathrooms. None. So everyone was holding blankets around people while they squatted and peed.
    I really really really had to pee. Like desperately. So I finally had my friends hold a blanket around me. But I just couldn’t go. Major stage fright. I mean, what if the blanket dropped and millions of people could see me squatting there.
    Anyway, I had to wait until the end of the concert. As a result, I don’t really remember anything from that concert except REALLY needing to go to the bathroom.

  • jamie says:

    I was in fla. The bar has stall door but it was unisex. So you had men and women using the same restroom

  • Jason says:

    I dont know how women use stalls without doors. Guys would never tolerate that.. Thank goodness you didnt have to make a number TWO !!!!

kelcey kintner