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Stalls September 28, 2016 Does this sound familiar to you? You have to go very badly—as in now!--so you rush into the Women’s restroom. You push the stall door open and step into the tiny space. Then you suck in your breath to make yourself smaller so you’ll have room to close and latch the door behind you. You place your purse over a hook in the door and store bags and packages on the floor, and go to it. Afterward you stand, flush, grab your things off the floor and hook and try to pull the door toward you to open it. But the space is so tight you have to stand on top of the toilet to make room to open the door. Finally you clumsily and breathlessly make your way out of the stall with the door hitting you in the fanny as you leave. Have you ever wondered why the doors open into the stall instead of out into the passageway? Wouldn’t that make more sense? Well, no, it doesn’t. First, it’s against the law. If the door opens outward, you could strike someone with it if you open it as someone passes by. So all bathroom stall doors open into the stalls. Even in the men’s rooms.   In your home hallway, all doors open into the rooms, not into the hall (Some exceptions: closets and furnace rooms because people do not enter the hallway from there). In public buildings, all doors that open into hallways must be in alcoves to protect passersby. You can still grouch, but you are much safer this way.   –Rachell Elaine Jackson
©  Copyright Rachell Elaine Jackson.  All Rights Reserved.  Website design and hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.

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Stalls September 28, 2016 Does this sound familiar to you? You have to go very badly—as in now!--so you rush into the Women’s restroom. You push the stall door open and step into the tiny space. Then you suck in your breath to make yourself smaller so you’ll have room to close and latch the door behind you. You place your purse over a hook in the door and store bags and packages on the floor, and go to it. Afterward you stand, flush, grab your things off the floor and hook and try to pull the door toward you to open it. But the space is so tight you have to stand on top of the toilet to make room to open the door. Finally you clumsily and breathlessly make your way out of the stall with the door hitting you in the fanny as you leave. Have you ever wondered why the doors open into the stall instead of out into the passageway? Wouldn’t that make more sense? Well, no, it doesn’t. First, it’s against the law. If the door opens outward, you could strike someone with it if you open it as someone passes by. So all bathroom stall doors open into the stalls. Even in the men’s rooms.   In your home hallway, all doors open into the rooms, not into the hall (Some exceptions: closets and furnace rooms because people do not enter the hallway from there). In public buildings, all doors that open into hallways must be in alcoves to protect passersby. You can still grouch, but you are much safer this way.   –Rachell Elaine Jackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens

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RachellElaineJackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens