Monday, August 27, 2007

Waiting for Potty Parity

I first heard about "potty parity" in Austin, Texas, about two years ago when the construction of a new city hall required a higher ratio of women's to men's toilets. As more U.S. cities and states are passing laws to shorten the often long lines in women's public restrooms, sadly women in Mexico will just have to keep holding it until this "potty parity" trend comes south of the border.

Studies show that "because women have different needs, on average they spend twice as much time in the bathroom as men, causing longer lines," according to the Christian Science Monitor.

I can't count the number of times that my poor husband has had to wait, wait and wait for me to come out of the restroom like at the Mexico City airport because the lines usually snake out the door.

It'll be a big day for Mexican women if this potty parity catches on here, but in the meantime, Thank God for patient husbands and good bladders!! : )

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