Gender Signs

Summer 2004 CSANews Issue 51  |  Posted date : May 10, 2007.Back to list

Over the years, my husband and I have usually managed to decode the cute but confusing gender signs sometimes put on restaurants’ restrooms doors (Buoys and Gulls, Laddies and Lassies, etc.), but every so often we get stumped.

Recently, my husband Dave wandered off in search of the men’s room and found himself confronted by two marked doors. One was labelled “Bronco” and the other was designated “Cactus.”

Completely baffled, he stopped a restaurant employee passing by. “Excuse me, I need to use the restroom,” Dave said. Gesturing towards the doors, he asked, “Which one should I use?”

“Actually, we would prefer you to go there,” the employee said, pointing to a door down the hall marked ‘Men.’ Bronco and Cactus are private dining rooms.”