Monday, January 05, 2009

National Theatre Intermission Decorum

Dear Male Patrons of the Jan 4th Matinee Showing of West Side Story:

Perhaps it is the anxiousness caused by the recession. Although with a packed house, it’s hard to believe one exists.

I can be 100% honest when I tell you that when I JOKINGLY suggested that the 47 women in line to use the facilities storm the men’s room of the balcony level in an effort to move the process along, I did not think anyone would listen to me. I was horribly wrong.

It is with my sincerest apologies that my female fellow theatre goers took over your sacred room. When you gotta go, you just gotta go. I held out for the ladies room just to be clear.

I believe when the women started snapping their fingers and quietly hummed the Jets anthem, you guys lost the battle. Ooops. I promise to keep my opinions to myself, next time.

If you are in the area or the show will stop in your city, I highly recommend it. I would also suggest you getting a script for Detrol, then everyone attending can avoid the intermission debacles.

Hugs and Kisses - Wicked

10 comments:

The CEO said...

ho was passing out the switchblades to the women and whistling a happy tune?

The CEO said...

um, that's Who was passing out the blades?

Modern Princess said...

Ha ha ha ha. That's so funny!

And that's why I use facilities before the show even starts, and a bit away from the show...like on another floor. And I don't drink much the hours before the show. And I just don't get up during intermission.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

I'm never shy about using the men's room. Perhaps that's a product of having lived and worked in the Bay Area where most establishments have unisex bathrooms.

Funny story, you renegade, you!

t2ed said...

It's supposed to be "America" not I want to be in a men's rest room.

Everything I know about gang life is from either the Sharks v. Jets or that Michael Jackson video. I'm so ashamed.

Oh, and the Saint's Row videogame. That stuff could happen.

Marlene Affeld said...

Your posts always bring a smile. I enjoy following your blog.I especially like the stories of your father.

Tattie Bogle said...

Using the men's restroom in dire situations is a practice I continue to partake in and will continue to partake in probably for the rest of my life.

The Plastic Mancunian said...

This happens all the time in England, especially in night clubs. In my youth, I lost count of the number of times I've been standing there when ladies have strolled in to use the cubicles.

qualcosa di bello said...

i liked your idea (guilty, too!)

Anlina S. said...

I frequently use the men's room when the line for the ladies is too long. I have no intention of ever wetting myself waiting in line when there's a perfectly serviceable and empty washroom a few steps away.

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