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Straight Line of Sight

urinal looking level indicator to avoid sexual preference misunderstanding
 
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This would be a dotted line on the urinal wall at a height of 1.5 meters. Perusing the wall above the line will assure others of your, and you of their, purely urinative desires. Opening and closing shop and aiming would be performed via peripheral vision.
FarmerJohn, Jan 18 2003

something similar but not in the gent's http://www.halfbake...assurance_20gesture
wasted ages looking for this and found it accidentally just now [po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       //Perusing the wall above the line will assure others... //   

       I'm missing something. How do others know where you're looking? Is there some sort of siren that goes off if you look below the line?
snarfyguy, Jan 18 2003
  

       You would be secure in knowing that you're not accidentally sending signals, noted in sideways glances, that could be misinterpreted.
FarmerJohn, Jan 18 2003
  

       Now I get it. This is a proposal not for a device but for a social convention that's already baked in real life; the line (of decorum, or tact) is merely implicit.   

       I thought you were proposing super high-tech optic sensors that detect where you look and indicate (via alarm and flashing lights or something) inappropriate looking.
snarfyguy, Jan 18 2003
  

       Perusing?
bristolz, Jan 18 2003
  

       ...or you could use a stall.
cods, Jan 18 2003
  

       I thought this was the purpose of the news/sports front pages that many restaurants here in the U.S. post on the wall above the urinals. By referring to one of the stories in the paper, you "prove" your eyes are directed above the line.   

       "Oh geez, the Patriots lost again!"
"Yup. And George W. stuck his foot in it today."
krelnik, Jan 19 2003
  

       "Hey, nice penis. I mean.. oops."
snarfyguy, Jan 19 2003
  

       rofl
DrCurry, Jan 19 2003
  

       why not make it interesting and put something akin to a headlines at a glance on an lcd screen? you could add a touch screen to the stall door for surfing the net too
slyphter, May 14 2003
  
      
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