26 October 2010

Bathroom Blogfest 2010: Stuck in the 60’s

Once again, purposeful peeps, it’s time for The Annual Bathroom Blogfest. Now, when I learned of this year’s theme, I had to laugh because if I was stuck in the 60’s, I would still be doing the potty and pull-ups. But as I reflected on this theme, it would be kind of cool to be stuck in the 60’s when it comes to bathroom experiences.

When women went to the bathroom in the 60’s, it was for a real purpose; not something frivolous, like tinkling. Those women went in pairs or teams; this was great for teaching women and girls the importance of community and team-building. There were meaningful discussions and lots of lessons learned during those jaunts to the ladies room.

By the time they all came out, you can bet they had some sort of strategic plan in place for something. Who needed those silly Powerpoint presentations when toilet tissue and paper towels were available? Great for creative, whole brain thinking and no technical snafus.

If there was a line in the public restrooms, there were deep, meaningful conversations on the line; not staring at the back of the head of someone shifting from left foot to right foot. Oh yeah, especially in New York City, those lines are long! Say, have you ever noticed that when you stand on the line at a Barnes and Noble restroom, no one is discussing the latest books? Curious….

Of course, those bathrooms aren’t stuck in the 60’s. You simply put your hands under the soap and you get soap; you put your hands under the faucet and you get the water. Then you move your hand over the sensor and you get the paper towel. No physical contact here! I must say, it is funny to watch some woman moving her hands furiously under the faucet and she gets no water! Then, she moves to the next faucet and still no water. And the next and still no water. Frustrated, she walks out. Negative vibrations equally dirty hands! Let that be a lesson to you.

As I am a peaceful and purposeful woman, I always get soap, water and towel. But if your vibes are a little off, make sure you carry hand sanitizer in your bag!

Check out my fellow Bathroom Bloggers! And an article in Tile Magazine

BloggerBlog NameBlog URL
Susan AbbottCustomer Experience Crossroadshttp://www.customercrossroads.com/customercrossroads/
Paul AnaterKitchen and Residential Designhttp://www.KitchenAndResidentialDesign.com
Shannon BilbyBig Bob's Outlethttp://blog.bigbobsoutlet.com/
Shannon BilbyCarpets N More Bloghttp://blog.carpetsnmore.com/
Shannon BilbyDolphin Carpet Bloghttp://blog.dolphincarpet.com/
Shannon BilbyFrom The Floors Uphttp://fromthefloorsup.com/
Shannon BilbyMy Big Bob's Bloghttp://blog.mybigbobs.com/
Toby Bloomberg Diva Marketinghttp://bloombergmarketing.blogs.com/bloomberg_marketing/
Laurence Borel Blog Till You Drophttp://www.laurenceborel.com/
Bill BuyokAvente Tile Talk Bloghttp://tiletalk.blogspot.com/
Jeanne Byington The Importance of Earnest Servicehttp://blog.jmbyington.com/
Becky CarrollCustomers Rock!http://customersrock.net/
Marianna Chapman Results Revolutionhttp://www.resultsrevolution.com
Katie Clark Practial Katiehttp://practicalkatie.blogspot.com/
Nora DePalma American Standard's Professor Toilethttp://www.professortoilet.com/
Nora DePalma O'Reilly DePalma: The Bloghttp://www.oreilly-depalma.com/blog/
Leigh Durst LivePath Experience Architect Webloghttp://livepath.blogspot.com/
Valerie FritzThe AwarepointBloghttp://www.awarepointblog.com/
Iris Garrott Checking In and Checking Outhttp://circulating.wordpress.com/
Tish GrierThe Constant Observerhttp://spap-oop.blogspot.com
Renee LeCroyYour Fifth Wallhttp://yourfifthwall.com/
Joseph MichelliDr. Joseph Michelli's Blogwww.josephmichelli.com/blog
Veronika MillerModenus Bloghttp://www.modenus.com/blog
Arpi NalbandianTILE Magazine Editor Bloghttp://www.tilemagonline.com/Articles/Blog_Nalbandian
Maria PalmaPeople 2 People Servicehttp://www.people2peopleservice.com/
Reshma Bachwani ParitoshThe Qualitative Research Bloghttp://www.onqualitativeresearch.blogspot.com/
David PolinchockPolinchock's Ponderingshttp://blog.polinchock.com/
Victoria Redshaw & Shelley Pond Scarlet Opus Trends Bloghttp://trendsblog.co.uk/
David ReichMy 2 Centshttp://reichcomm.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Sandy Renshaw Around Des Moineshttp://www.arounddesmoines.com/
Sandy Renshaw Purple Wrenhttp://www.purplewren.com/
Bethany RichmondCarpet and Rug Institute Bloghttp://www.carpet-and-rug-institute-blog.com/
Bruce SandersRIMtailing Bloghttp://rimtailing.blogspot.com/
Steve TokarPlease Be Seatedhttp://stevetokar.wordpress.com/
Stephanie WeaverExperienceologyhttp://experienceology.blogspot.com/
Christine B. WhittemoreFlooring The Consumerhttp://flooringtheconsumer.blogspot.com/
Christine B. WhittemoreSimple Marketing Bloghttp://www.simplemarketingblog.com/
Christine & Ted WhittemoreSmoke Rise & Kinnelon Bloghttp://smokerise-nj.blogspot.com/
Christine B. WhittemoreThe Carpetology Bloghttp://carpetology.blogspot.com/
Linda WrightLindaLoo Build Business With Better Bathroomshttp://lindaloo.com/

Be seeing you in the ladies room!


Maleeka said...

I love love love this post.
because the 60's sound so cool!
gotta ask my grandma about that decade..and the ending of you post is hilarious.
Negative vibrations equally dirty hands! Let that be a lesson to you..

CB Whittemore said...

Carolyn, spoken like a true Coach! Your post is priceless. Thanks so much for being part one again in Bathroom Blogfest. I love the humor, inspiration and practicality of your observations!


Coach Carolyn said...

@Emme ~ Thanks lady! The 60's does sound cool; and it was because it was my decade to burst onto this world! Amen!

Coach Carolyn said...

@C.B. ~ Thanks for your loving care and service to making the Blogfest, yet again, a success... and lots of fun! Hugs to you!