Thursday, July 17, 2014

To pee or not to pee....

We are all very aware that because of the differences in our anatomy, men can stroll into the GENTLEMEN, unzip, whizz, wash and out the door in a matter of minutes. Women, on the other hand, have to grapple with various layers, balance over the bowl, wash, reapply lipstick, coiffeur their hair, take a selfie…….the list goes on. A quarter of an hour later they may re-emerge from the washroom.  This results in lengthy queues outside the MNÁ at every social event. You’d think these public buildings would have twice/thrice as many female as male toilets to account for this, but, hell no!
Last night I went to see Dirty Dancing in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
Always think that is a DREADFUL name. Could they not have called it “Gasworks Theatre” or something a bit less stuffy?
Think about the demographics of the audience of such a show. It was definitely 9:1 women to men. Looking around the foyer before the start of the show, these token men fell into three categories.
 1.  Men on their first date, willing to walk over hot coals/ sit through three hours of a chick flick musical, in order to make a good impression.
2.   Husbands who were trying to notch up brownie points in order to be let go on their mate’s stag night to Amsterdam.
3.  Gay
I must say
Hats off to the organisers of Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
Before the show started I decided to go to the loo.
Primary School Teacher Syndrome. “Everyone go to the bathroom NOW before we set off!”
There was a sign saying the GENTS were closed and to use the ones on Level 1. When I got to the toilets I saw why.

Pure Genius! Waiting time was cut in half. It was obviously a woman who came up with that brilliant idea.


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