This one came from my cousin Hilda Kapauan-Abola, and after a bit of research I found out that it came from here:

Do you measure up?

Origins: In recent years businesses such as restaurants and hotels have tried to “liven up” their public restrooms with catchy or unusual decor, many of which play on our expectations of privacy while engaging in bathroom-related functions. A favorite set-up is to install mirrored glass panels around the urinals in mens rooms that allow restroom patrons to view the crowds milling around the adjacent restaurant or hotel lobby and create the impression that those crowds can see into the restroom as well. (In fact, the panels are mirrored on the outside, so all the restaurant or hotel customers see are their own reflections.)

The clever artwork around the urinals in the mens restroom pictured above plays not only on our fears of being observed (particularly by members of the opposite sex) in the bathroom, but also on specifically male fears of having the size of their “equipment” viewed and judged by women — especially women who, as in this case, are evidently well-prepared to measure, photograph, and poke fun at “equipment” they deem to be inadequately sized.

This photograph depicts a men’s restroom at a Sofitel (a chain of 5-star hotels operated by Accor Hotels) in Queenstown, New Zealand, which has attracted a fair bit of interest and commotion:

Five star hotels are normally famous for their opulence and their bathroom faucets but the new $45 million Sofitel in Queenstown is gaining notoriety for its little boys room.

It has brought the hotel a couple of complaints from church goers and a couple of hundred people wanting to take a look.

It’s the most popular room in the five star hotel.

Hotel manager Mark Wilkinson says the toilets were just a way of putting a little levity into the posh hotel.

“Certainly it wasn’t our intention to offend anyone,” he says.

from Urban Legends

Measuring Up

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7 thoughts on “Measuring Up

  1. this is really funny! i imagine men lining up in front of the pic that seems to say “Oh, my!” with an exultant look he he

  2. toni, Urban legends confirms this to be true. Ini-imagine ko nga ano equivalent nito kung sa ladies room naman sila maglagay 😉

    bing, i am fascinated by the “reaction” of the woman in front of whom the man is positioned, bakit kaya ganun ang reaction nya? may tatoo kaya? may nakasulat na hindi nya mabasa kasi farsighted siya? hmmm

  3. and the girl with the camera is thinking “wow, bagong style ito a, picture-an ko for posterity”

    bambit ang bashtush mo!

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