I am not certain if this order defines how to differentiate transgender individuals from those people who just want to get a peek into the restroom that they are not used to visiting for curiosity sake or those with a prurient interest, but I believe this point is extremely important and would hope the law would define these parameters.
But law is law and we need to live with it, I guess. So as a public service I offer a Primer on the Use of Restrooms for those not in the know and are using one that you usually do not visit..
I consider myself to be an expert on use of the Men’s Room facilities as I have acquired nearly 65 years of experience. So for trans-gendered folks born with female equipment, may I make these suggestions.
1.Do not poop in the urinals. They are called urinals for this reason.
2.When picking out which urinal to use, the piddle to floor ratio is very important. In other words pick the urinal with the least amount of urine on the floor directly below or in front of it. It helps keep your shoes clean. As a word of explanation.
There are two reasons for piddle in front of a urinal.
Number One. It should be mandatory that urinal have signs reading, "Stand Close. It's shorter than you think."
Number Two. With the epidemic of obesity, many men have not seen their "manservant" since they were about three years old.
Number one; it is inappropriate to show your bare ass to those in the restroom.
4.Please know that the appropriate behavior is not to look to the right or to the left at other participants. Either stare straight forward at the wall or look down to make sure you are piddling into the urinal and not on the floor or on your own shoes..
5.Do not use toilet paper to clean yourself. TP will not flush in the urinal. The appropriate action is to shake off. Remember the old adage, “No matter how much you shake it and dance; a few drops still go down your pants.”
6.When using the toilet for number two, although this behavior is verboten in the Lady’s room, it is OK to make grunt noises in the Men’s room.
7.It is probably not a good idea to have painted toenails if you are wearing sandals or flip flops while sitting in the stall. This may cause the guy in the stall next to you to wonder if he is in the right restroom.
8.Men do not pass toilet paper to each other. So don’t ask.
The only time I have visited the Lady’s room was a few years back when I had a concussion and was waiting to be seen in the Emergency Room and was a little woozy. I sauntered into the Lady’s room inadvertently and my first thought was “where the hell are all the urinals?”
So for all the transgender folks born with a “winky” I hope this helps.
1.There are no urinals in the "ladies" room. Pee in the toilet located in one of the stalls.
2.The appropriate style to urinate is to sit down on the toilet. No more standing, as this will upset the user in the next stall.
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3.Learn the following phrase: “Honey, could you please pass some toilet paper under the stall.”
4.No more shaking, only wiping.
I hope this advice is helpful when you are visiting a different restroom than the one you are used to using. Or as I like to put it, “Boldly going where no man has gone before.”
Oh yes, before I forget; Please remember to flush.