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Key question

Posted by Ron Coleman on September 25, 2008

Why do office buildings in New York still require keys for the men’s room?

I remember the time when you could just stroll into a major skyscraper without presenting identification, being on a log of expected guests or otherwise passing through security. It wasn’t that long ago. But I certainly can understand why, under such circumstances, it made a lot of sense to lock up the bathrooms. You don’t want creeps making their homes in their, or even facilitating themselves in the facilities.

But now you don’t get into any kind of building in Manhattan without a pretty substantial speed bump. Why should using the men’s room require an additional level of heightened security, once you’ve navigated the first one?

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4 Responses to “Key question”

  1. craig mclaughlin said

    In the military this is known as defense in depth– the approved form since Hitler showed what Panzer formations could do to single layer defenses. It’s for your protection, Ron. Doesn’t it smell nice? So enjoy! And enough with the complaining.

  2. pennywit said

    How many people come and go in those damned buildings every day? Now, imagine if a visitor decided to slip off to the men’s room and assault somebody.

  3. Ara Rubyan said

    Two words: “George Michael”

    The End.

  4. Jack said

    You city folk can have those stinkin places.

    I whizz in the woods and there ain’t no waitin.

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