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Mirrors In Bathroom Stalls

Helps reduce crowding around the sink area related to mere hair, makeup, outfit, etc. adjustments.
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Because mirrors in public restrooms tend to hang in front of the sink area, mirror hogs can impede hand-washing in crowded bathrooms. I think installing small, private-use mirrors on the inside doors of bathroom stalls will encourage mirror hogs to use their own mirrors while in the stall, rather than stand in the way of those who just need to wash their hands.

Additional uses for the private mirrors would include:
- adjusting skirt in pantyhose problem before leaving stall
- checking for moles
- braiding or doing hair while sitting on the potty (hey, kill 2 birds and all)
- practicing smiling for your date in privacy
- checking teeth for food before leaving stall
- and many, many, more!

P.S. "Health" doesn't seem to be a good major category for this idea, but I wanted to attach "Public Bathroom" rather than "Home: Bathroom" to it. If anyone has suggestions on a better categorization, please feel free to let me know.

XSarenkaX, Oct 11 2002


       Crossie for the fact that I've thought of the same thing. Bone for the fact I don't like to watch myself grunt and strain. Neutral vote for now.
barnzenen, Oct 11 2002

       <pounds on door>mirror breaks</pounds on door>
Who'd get the bad luck, the person looking at a stall in anticipation, or the person hogging the stall?
thumbwax, Oct 11 2002

       The person banging on the door - that's ruder than using the stall too long. (Sometimes things don't always come out right, you know.)
XSarenkaX, Oct 11 2002

       As long as you don't have them there for urinals as well...
[ sctld ], Oct 11 2002

       I don't imagine guys hog mirrors as much as the lipstick-mongers (women) do, so probably not to worry, [ sctld ].
XSarenkaX, Oct 11 2002

       Oi! You finished in there yet?
DrCurry, Oct 11 2002

       That would look strange, standing and checking yourself in the mirror and seeing someone else's legs at the bottom (outside).
FarmerJohn, Oct 11 2002

       what DrCurry said: I can see people getting impatient and peeing in the sinks...
yamahito, Oct 11 2002

       With stalls in the round, the slight gaps in the door frames would accept partial images from the round a the loo.
reensure, Oct 11 2002

       I say put the frickin' mirrors on the floor. That way you can see who's waiting to use the stall and seeing them watching you back would make you feel like you needed to get out of there...FAST!
IVnick8or, Oct 13 2002

       Why not just hang extra mirrors, with a comfortable shelf to put your bag on, all around the bathroom, and not just behind the sinks? That would solve the basic problem without creating fresh ones.
Gwenanda, Oct 13 2002

       It's hard enough for some people to relieve themselves in a public bathroom as it is. I think the gaze of one's own beady eyes would just add to washroom crowding by presenting another "stage-fright" factor, making everyone take twice as long in there . . .
Alouette, Oct 13 2002

       Maybe some kind of door or cover on the mirror would allieviate these problems as well as keeping the mirror somewhat protected.
BinaryCookies, Oct 13 2002

       Call me paranoid, but I always think that there is a camera behind those things. How about getting rid of ALL the mirrors, thereby frustrating the mirror hogs, and making me feel better at the same time?
ldischler, Oct 17 2002

       Or better yet, put all the mirrors on the ceiling. Fair play to everyone.
lazloquezos, Oct 17 2002

       This will allow all of the sickos to wank their silly serpent (as they watch themselves) while dropping a deuce, thus shortening the time when they have to imagine someone.   

       Unless you don't like someone to watch.... ...or do you? ...or can't you decide? ...yes...no...yes....no...
Dragon, Oct 18 2002

       //dropping a deuce//
You don't mind if I add that to my Lexicon of Intentionally Ambiguous References (LIAR), do you?
thumbwax, Oct 18 2002

       Dropping a "#2"? Is that what we're talking about?
XSarenkaX, Oct 24 2002


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