I recently attended an awards function at a classy hotel. There were many people in attendance, so, true to form, the line for the ladies restroom quickly snaked down the hallway. I patiently waited my turn and finally got in. But, when I came out to wash my hands, I couldn’t get anywhere near a sink, because all of the counter space was being hogged by fellow female guests doing their makeup and fixing their hair.
Now, I have nothing against touching up my lipstick or freshening up when I’m in the bathroom—these things shouldn’t be done at the table!—but when you are blocking the sink and creating a crowd so you can empty out the contents of your makeup bag and do everything from curl your lashes to re-do your hairdo, you’re being inconsiderate. A couple of women were mindlessly chatting away as they turned the sink area into their personal vanities, until finally I asked to get by to wash my hands.
I’m not sure if men are guilty of being bathroom hogs in public as well, but we ladies should be aware of the time and space we are taking up. No wonder the ladies room always has a long line! If I see that several people are waiting, I think it’s best to get in and get out.