Look, obviously a women's bathroom. Even if you can't read the word, "WOMEN", you still know. Her....stylish shirt dress gives it away at first glance. And, if you are still lost and think it may be a kilt, you can simply compare it to the sign on the other door.
While it is true that people can wear pants regardless of gender, I think the point of these are pretty clear.
I had always figured this was common worldwide. If I could tell the difference between cartoon humanoid cutouts and knew the words for men and women in whatever language was native, I'd be fine.
I was wrong. Oh, the naivety of me.
This is what I got for assuming others do things the same way Americans do.
What?!?! A circle or a triangle, what is that supposed to mean? Wait, I'm a smart woman. I made it through engineering school. I've taken 14 years of math. I should be more than qualified to tell the different between basic geometric shapes. I can logic this out.
Which to choose? Which to choose? Hmmm, do I think women are more likely to be represented by circles or triangles?
I guess we're curvy so maybe we're round, like circles.
But, I am wearing a skirt, and it is rather triangle-shaped.
And, we're known for being nice so would someone really consider women to have such pointy edges?
Really, do I want to consider myself a circle? I think that implies I'm fat. Stupid circle.
Argh....this isn't getting me anywhere.
Geometric shapes do not seem like a good alternative to little humanoid cutouts. Thankfully, some university students helped me out and I was able to avoid stepping into the men's restroom and being yelled at to leave in Polish. Or worse, stepping into the men's restroom and not being yelled at to leave in Polish.
Make sure to remember women are circles and men are triangles. It may come in helpful some day. Maybe I should start drawing people like this to try and ingrain it in your mind.
On second thought, I don't think so. Neither Josh nor I look very happy. I vote we stick with the humanoid cutouts.
Until next time, God bless America.