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Thread: A funny story from the Quilt Fest at Santa Clara

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    A funny story from the Quilt Fest at Santa Clara

    I asked you ladies for somewhere for one of my quilting pals to visit whilst visiting Fremont http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...a-t201801.html She thought it was a wonderful idea to visit the Show as did her husband who hired a car and went with her. She said it was enormous so much to see etc. but................

    Halfway through her visit her hubby said "wait here at this stall I won't be a minute I need a loo" and off he went. When half and hour had come and gone Margaret was getting rather worried and nigh on going frantic after 45 minutes but then he turned up. He said "I will never ever come to a quilt festival with you again" and when she asked why he replied "ALL the toilets are for women I had to find a staff member to allow me to use their toilet"

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    I can just see that happening!
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    Too funny!
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    Cute :} would loved to have been a friend waiting with her
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    Yeah, they only had 3 for the men. One was by the "Neptune, God of the Sea" quilt ;-)
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    Ha! Poor guy!
    This reminded me of something I saw when I was in Houston last week. They had temporarily turned all the men's restrooms into women's bathrooms. I went into one and there was a woman standing at the urinal, trying to figure how to turn it on so she could wash her hands. That was pretty funny!

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    Payback for all the years of going to plays and other performances and standing in line while the men were in and out. Nice to have a guy see our years of frustration.
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    lol, that's funny ;-)
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    oh this is too funny!!! Poor Man!

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    That is so funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    Payback for all the years of going to plays and other performances and standing in line while the men were in and out. Nice to have a guy see our years of frustration.
    Yep--that's great payback.

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    That's too funny! I typically leave husband at home...not that he wants to go.

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    Ahh the poor Darlin--- its the same for us at the trade shows - no ladies room

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    I don't recall ever seeing a mens room closed so the ladies could use it. Good idea and helpful for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Ha! Poor guy!
    This reminded me of something I saw when I was in Houston last week. They had temporarily turned all the men's restrooms into women's bathrooms. I went into one and there was a woman standing at the urinal, trying to figure how to turn it on so she could wash her hands. That was pretty funny!
    Wow that funny! I almost spit my breakfast from laughing.

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    My DH has gone to one or two quilt shows with me, and I would not enjoy the grumbling that would result from him going through something like this. At very least they could have posted a large sign near the restrooms informing the fellas where to find one. I always see a fair number of guys at quilt shows. They're outnumbered, but we certainly don't want to discourage them from going.

    Peckish's tale about the hand washing attempt made me LOL.
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    Once, when serving as a sponsor for a youth group trip, we commandeered the men's room at the popular fast-food restaurant we'd stopped in... only for a few minutes though...

    Fellow quilters... we need to raise up some female architects!!! When my colleagues and I (all females) were designing our new science lab/wing (prior to my retirement) we finally got to meet with a woman who quickly said... "hey, there's no teacher's bath room in this new design!?" We replied, "yes, we know..." She drew one in and it's lovely!!!
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    Yes, that was a problem for several men at the show. However, we female attendees were delighted that there were very short, if any, wait lines for us. Sorry guys, but I think it is an excellent idea. PIQF was an excellent show.

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    we could not make this up---too funny.

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    Too funny! I have been to shows where they covered the "MEN" signs with "WOMEN" signs and turned all the restrooms into women's restrooms. I thought it was justice. How many sporting events have you been to where the guys are in and out of the restrooms in minutes while the women stand in line for 30 minutes or more? lol

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    One quilt show I went which was in a large marque had a smaller tent with the sign men's rest room. No it wasn't a loo it was a beer tent .
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    One quilt show I went which was in a large marque had a smaller tent with the sign men's rest room. No it wasn't a loo it was a beer tent .
    Super. If word gets out we'll have husbands insisting on going to the quilt show. The venue where our local guild had its show, a fitness gym, probably wouldn't have had a beer license. It would definitely add something to our bottom line, I'll bet. In the interest of fair play, they'd need to offer a "Lady's Tea Room", too. Maybe have Cosmopolitans, Chocolatinis and Bellinis.
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