Working with guys some conversations are bound to come up. But even though I grew up with five brothers, I never ventured to ask what is the proper etiquette in the mens restroom. I've been instructed not to reveal the true source of this information so he doesn't have his man card revoked. So I'll just call him Chris. According to Chris, these are the Ten Commandments of the Mens Room:
1. Most conversations end at the entrance.
2. Don't stand with the door open before finishing a conversation with someone while entering the bathroom.
3. Striking up a conversation at the urinals is strictly forbidden.
4. Always leave an unused urinal (gap urinal) between you and the other guy.
5. Never make eye contact with someone at the urinals. Always look straight ahead or straight ahead and up.
6. Use a stall if there is only a gap urinal available.
7. If dividers are between urinals, the gap urinal may be used instead of the stall.
8. Cell phone use in stalls is frowned upon. Cell phone use at the urinal could result in damage or complete loss of phone.
9. Line for the urinals forms at the sink. If there is no room at the sink, the line should form outside the door.
10. Management must post reading material on the walls above the urinal to prevent conversations. If no reading material is provided, patrons will write their own.
There are also shake rules, but we won't get into that.
And so, now you know why women take so much longer in the restroom. There are no rules. We can talk as long as we want no matter if we're in the stall or not. It's practically encouraged to look at each other and sometimes it's even necessary to adjust each others clothing. Yeah, it's more fun in the womens room.