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A Good Sign

February 9, 2006

Having breakfast in the newly retro-remodeled McDonalds, I could hardly believe my eyes;  an actual Men’s room?  And across the little entrance, a Women’s room?  Will Wonders never cease.

Imagine!  Not a stupid little icon of a man or woman, just the actual word.  No apparent concern for people who would get all in a snit over perceived patriarchal discrimination or an oppressive ambiguity for transsexuals.  No worries over the problems of travellers so dimwitted they would go to another country without bothering to learn how to find a place to pee.  Just a common English word denoting a common physical reality.  Simple.

If you guessed that I’m not a fan of ‘icons’ on doors and dashboards and computer screens and every damn unguarded designed surface in our physical world, you are right.

Categories: Design, Geeky
  1. February 9, 2006 at 17:09 | #1

    I would have never guessed :) !!

  2. February 9, 2006 at 21:59 | #2

    Why is an intelligent guy like you eating in McDonalds? :)

  3. February 10, 2006 at 11:04 | #3

    amazing, of course they will have to change it.

  4. WeeDram
    February 10, 2006 at 18:58 | #4

    nah, they won’t change it; it’s true to the period, which is what they’re trying to replicate.  However, I’m even more enthused about the style of the door, that frosted glass, the brass(?) push plate.  Cool!

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