Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bragging Rights

Seattle has the Space Needle.
Chicago has the Sears Tower.
San Francisco has the Golden Gate.
Nearly every great American city can brag of some feat of structural engineering that just makes them oh.. so.. special.

Well, it just so happens that the lowest common denominator city of Fort Smith is not to be ignored,either.

You get hit with it soon after disembarking at Fort Smith Airport. Heading to the restroom, you cant miss it, right up there on the wall, the proud proclamation that lets you know that right here, right now, you are about to enter a special place, unlike any other place in the world, an architectural wonder only somebody in Fort Smith can truly appreciate:

I cant help but think this place costs more to build and maintain than the typical Fort Smith homestead.

They got their pride, ya know?


Mick said...

Huh? Why? Just....Why?!

Jade said...

I love the potential for making new friends while washing your hands, as opposed to every other restroom standard of sink-facing-mirror. Also, people fixing their hair in the mirror aren't blocking others from washing their hands... it's brilliant!

Tracy said...

I don't think making new friends should be a priority in the bathroom. It is nice though, I can think of no finer place to back the old brown buick out of the garage.

Gino said...

tracy: the seating doesnt use traditional paper gasskets,either.
instead, you push a button and some condom type thing automatically refreshes itself around the seat.
cool, but wierd.

Jade said...

Gino - they have those "seat condoms" at one of the airports in Chicago too.

Tracy - LOL! Back the old brown buick... nice. My husband & his friend say "dropping the kids off at the pool" or "releasing the hostages"

Anonymous said...

Sure, you got a nice shot of the ladies bathroom; but what does the men's look like?

Did they put mints in the stalls, that would be classy.


Gino said...

KD: I was not in the ladies room!
i cut the pee pots outta the picture.

Anonymous said...

I know you were in the men's; just joshing ya.

I had quite the experience today. I went into the bathroom at Menards, and they had a urinal where you actually had to pull on a little handle to flush the toilet. I vaguely recall having to do this years and years ago. To top it off, I had to manually turn on the faucet to wash my hands. That's a lot of work just to take a leak. I'm gonna write Menards and tell them we're now in the 21st century, and to get with the times.


Gino said...

i guess they never heard about the seat condom,then?

Mercy Now said...

So was there a need to wash your hands since their restrooms were the cleanest?

Gino said...

mwercy: i always manage to avoid getting myself dirty in the process, but still wash my hands anyway.

Andy said...

Okay, speaking as a gay man here, those floral arrangements are fucking hideous. However, having seen some truly disgusting airport restrooms (hello, Delta international terminal at JFK...) I have to say that looks pretty nice. The Portland Airport restrooms are pretty great, too.

Gino said...

maybe FSM should hire the right kind of interior decorator?