Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Occupied Signs for All

Get rid of that embarrassing knocking system...
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If you live in a house with at least 1 other person in it, you've probably experienced something like this: you go for the bathroom, knock on the door... And you hear your housemate say something such as "I'm in here!" What do you do? You're trapped in a swirling vortex of suffering and embarrassment. But, finally, a way to fix that! All bathroom doors should have an occupied/free sign on them, to eliminate the need for the embarrassing knock thing.
friendless-person, Dec 18 2003

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Very common in parts of Europe [AO, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       // You're trapped in a swirling vortex of suffering and embarrassment. //   

       No I'm not.
kropotkin, Dec 18 2003

       I generally rely on the following system   

       open door - probably no one in there
closed door with light coming out the crack at the bottom - probably someone in there, so if you are gonna barge in, please put on a blindfold
closed door with no light coming out the crack - one of your housemates is playing games with you, or they are some sort of nocturnal beast (probably a raccoon or a rent-a-cop), or both… proceed with caution
luecke, Dec 18 2003

       [mfd] let's all...
grip, Dec 18 2003

       + for having my alias in your description :)   

       But usually in our house we keep the door open a crack when no ones in it
v0rtexx, Dec 19 2003

       Or, carry around your own photocopied "occupied" signs, and a pot of wallpaper paste.
Fishrat, Dec 19 2003

       Every house I have lived in has had an engaged/vacant lock.
sufc, Dec 19 2003

       If you're in there, sing a song.
squeak, Dec 19 2003

       Stop tapping
I'm crapping
thumbwax, Dec 19 2003

       When you're headin into third,
and you think you feel a turd,
Diarrhea (fart, fart)
Diarrhea (fart, fart)

       (I can't seem to recall the verse for second base, so I'll just act like someone posted it, then deleted it after my post...)
luecke, Dec 19 2003

       You've just rounded second
And you feel Mother Nature beckon,
Near the shortstop, I would reckon,
You'll fill your pants in a picosecond.
FarmerJohn, Dec 19 2003

       [insipid], I'm guessing not as often as people call you tasteless, dull or flat?
saker, Mar 24 2004


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