A point of convenience

I guess this is something most of you dont even think about, men go into the men’s toilets, and women’s go into the ladies. Simples, as Aleksandr Orlov would say (if you dont know, go to www.comparethemeerkat.com , and laugh.)

But then again, there are people like me! In the normal run of events I only tend to need to go, either at home (no labels), or at work, where the decision was made that I have to use the gents for now, presumably because I’m pre op, but…cant get convinced its right, but too easy going to argue. Do get some funny looks if there’s a visitor in there though lol! Would love to know some of the ladies opinions at work on this, but its hardly something you can just come out and ask!

Dont really need to use public toilets inbetween, so normally this situation doesnt arise. But when you’re away on holiday in Boston…even more so when the vast majority are calling you miss, madam, or lady…amazing just how well I seem to pass, considering that was with no use of make up! Hey, even security at Dublin Airport this morning thought I was a woman, and thats after a ‘red-eye’ flight overnight!

One piece of ‘entertainment’ was at MIT museum, restroom area seemed quiet, so I went for it, and maybe it was the work thing in my head, but I went in the mens. Fine, apart from the fact that several came in while I was in there. Got some very confused looks when I came out the cubicle. Even funnier was the airport last night, did the same thing, and again got funny looks while in there. Best moment though was the guy coming in as I was going out, he went back to check he was going in the right side!

So yes, alright, maybe I should starting using the ladies in public? But I dont want to cause trouble with the law or anything by doing so. But if I pass that well, and seemingly I do, do I need to worry about that happening? Mind, the irony of being asked why I’m going in the mens toilet does come to mind lol!

Probably be a couple of months or so before the situation arises again, I guess I just play it by ear, and then make a call on the matter, especially as it will probably be a shopping centre, with mothers there, and…

So the next time you go into a public (or even work) toilet, think how that choice might be easy for you, but for people like me…

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4 responses

  1. Bathrooms are tricky business. I’ve recently decided that I am sticking to the men’s room. It’s still awkward at times (I feel many of the men in there mistake me for some young teenage boy), but it’s who I am. I just wish people were not so crazy about everything. Good luck.

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  2. Well I have done up to now, but its reached that point where vast majority seem to think I’m a woman, and thats an interesting point to have reached. As I said, its a while before I should need public toilets again anyway.
    Thanks for replying, and thanks for the good wishes

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  3. I am not sure why it would matter. I assume that the women’s facilities are all cubicles, and that you are not publicly displaying anything anywhere, nor privvy to anybody displaying their own. Otherwise you appear to be female, and you think of yourself as female, so it would make sense to me to be female.

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  4. Its getting to the cubicle in the first place that might be the fun bit! But agreed, I now look like a woman so much that I suspect no one would notice!

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