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The Upside of Long Restroom Lines

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Yet another dispatch from the first annual Bathroom Blogfest

I’m standing in line at the upstairs restroom during the break at Pop!Tech, the Davos-like conference held every year at the Opera House in Camden, Maine. Pop!Tech’s agenda is to explore the intersection of technology and popular culture. Needless to say, the (male) geek to girl ratio is pretty high (not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

There’s a very congested bathroom downstairs for the main floor, and a one room affair upstairs near the balcony, where the bloggers congregate.The line is moving very slowly. The usual restroom line conversation breaks out: “Why arent' there more bathrooms for women?” someone inevitably asks. Janet Baker, one of the original founders of Dragon Systems voice recognition software, chimes in, “We should be happy there are enough of us here to form a line.”

Good point.


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Customer Experience Crossroads

What I Do for a Living

The Curious Shopper

Church of the Customer

Customers Are Always

Experienceology

Flooring the Consumer

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  • Susan Abbott

    Wry laughter from this corner:
    there aren't enough women at any of these things, and yet there's still a line-up for the loo. Sigh.

    Looks like you did some good networking there, though...