The first time I saw a girls bathroom was during a tornado drill in elementary school. I remember being amazed at how unremarkable the girls bathroom was. I’m not sure what I thought the girls bathroom had that the boys bathroom didn’t have, but I thought it would have been more enchanting and magical, like a portal to another dimension. But it was just a tile floor and some stalls and sinks.

Incidentally, during a tornado drill we had to sit on the floor and cover our heads which seems kind of gross when I think about it now, especially for those who had to cower on the floor in the stalls or near the urinals in the boys bathroom.