Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"IF" I Drink/"THEN" I Pee

Broadway.  New York City.
I recently saw the play “If/Then” in New York.  The star of the show is Idina Menzel, you may recall she is the woman who sang the theme song from the Disney movie "Frozen," and whose name John Travolta famously mispronounced as Adele Dazeem at the 2014 Academy Awards show.

The play was enjoyable, but left me feeling a little melancholy.  It was the kind of show where you wanted to go home and hug and kiss your husband.  Well, I did.  I would recommend it just to hear Idina’s beautiful singing.

The show was a Wednesday matinee and most of the attendees were women.  Women who had rushed from lunch to make the 2:00 o’clock curtain.  At intermission there was a mass stampede to the restrooms, and if you’ve ever been to a Broadway show in New York then you know the bathroom situation is not ideal for women.  Women always wait, on average 14-20 minutes.  That's a fact. I looked it up.

My friend and I joined the back of a long line that snaked down a set of stairs and around several corners.  I’m not exaggerating when I estimate that there were 50 women waiting to go pee, and many of the ladies looked to be in distress.  Some of the women bailed out of the line and announced that they were going next door to the Marriott to use the bathrooms.  Seemed like an extreme move.

As we patiently waited our turn, we watched a young woman walk past everybody in the queue and waltz into the bathroom.  Then five minutes later, a second woman did the same thing.  Both women walked confidently past all of the waiting ladies, with their heads held high, and did not offer an explanation or an apology.  Nobody said anything.  

Apparently, it’s a strategy that works if you have the brass "you-know-whats" to try it.

I waited my turn and rewarded myself with a box of yummy Junior Mints.  Good things do come to those who wait.  So there, you rude wenches!

On our way out of the city we saw the person below walking on stilts dressed as the Statue of Liberty.  If that does not impress you, then you should know there were two more people dressed the same way, on the same corner, also on stilts. Oh, and that's Mickey Mouse and Elmo in the background.

You've gotta love New York!

Lady Liberty.

1 comment:

  1. It's been a lot of years since I've been to a play in New York but you made me realize how much I missed it, long Ladies' Room lines and all.