Back due to popular demand, the final part of the trilogy showing those most perplexing of situations that we sometimes face while approaching public bathrooms in restaurants: Ambiguous toilet sign syndrome (A.T.S.S)
Who the hell is Emo and why is he looking down!
Whilst these are not entirely ambiguous images, more effort could have gone into the body shapes, surely
Ditto for this sign seen at a french youth camp.
Wow – now that is a very subtle difference!
A curling club with a sense of humour
And finally, my favourite at a company that makes Scottish kilts !
Click on the 2 images below for my 2 previous A.T.S.S Posts:
Following my previous post about A.T.S.S, here are a few more ridiculous signs that may make you chuckle.
I’m guessing that pretty much anyone can go absolutely anywhere in this bathroom – it’s a public bathroom free for all. Maybe cut down on blue paint costs by just drawing it once on the outside of the bathroom? Just an idea.
No bungee jumping in the men’s toilets? I’ve tried to figure this one out but without success.
And finally for today, this very creative sign using frayed ropes. My personal favourite for innovative use of basic materials on toilet doors. Was it expensive to do? I’m a frayed knot!!! (Sorry)
I decided to write a short post about Ambiguous Toilet Sign Syndrome or A.T.S.S, a term I just invented which occurs twice or thrice in our lifetime, when we arrive at the 2 toilet doors of a restaurant/pub, and upon looking at the signs on the doors, we have no idea which one we should be entering.
In the example above, you can check out which melon slice you are, and in the one below, I’m questioning whether Men and women really wear bow ties differently?
Although unlikely to be faced with A.T.S.S when faced with the following image, this next unusual example shows how restaurant owners have created an under water experience on their bathroom doors by adding colourful, sea-life genitalia!
Clearly the intention of having ambiguous toilet signs is not to have baffled customers clutching at their groins and crossing their legs in the restaurant’s common parts, but more likely to entertain and amuse. By the way, are you a pointer or a setter?!