Do you remember Bathroom Tour 2007? Well, it's back in full force as we make our way to this cozy lavatory in Englewood, OH. Peacefully nestled behind the BP gas station just off Interstate 70, this restroom has an independent heating system which will come in handy during those unforgiving Ohio Winters. In a hurry? Don't bother wasting time to ask the clerk for a key attached to the end of a broom handle. That's right, folks. It's unlocked 24/7. Just walk right in! And since it's unisex, you won't have to worry about the strange looks you get when you exit what you thought was the men's room. It obviously caters to an intellectual, philosophically driven clientele who are happy to leave short, pensive expressions of wit for your consideration.
Seating can be very important, and this bathroom delivers where many others are cutting corners. A full, open-front toilet seat provides maximum support with minimal physical contact. This means easy business with fewer germs, and being mildly obsessive-compulsive, this is something I look for in a restroom. However, I must report that I was somewhat unimpressed with the tile floor pattern which consists of a series of black lines running in a vertical pattern joined perpendicularly by a series of equally ubiquitous vertical lines which come together to form something of a repeating "square" shape. This design is seemingly inspired by French Impressionism with subtle overtones of Arte Povera. A bold choice, but it failed to reach me on the emotional level the architect seems to have been endeavoring toward.
Conclusion: I give this restroom 3 squares out of a possible 5. While intellectually and logistically pleasing, it lacked the emotional impact intended by those who constituted it.
Political persuasion is an American pastime, and this restroom has clearly served as an idealogical vessel for the intellectuals of our time. While opinionated and passionate, they have apparently chosen to yield to the greater good of the discussion by leaving room for future commentary using the marker or ink pen of your choosing. I would recommend a felt-tipped permanent marker as opposed to the more prominent ball-point pen as it is more conducive to equal participation in the discussion on this type of surface.