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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Adult Changing Station

Oh dear lord. I'm not sure what to make of this. I've been passing this sign in the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for years as I make my way back and forth to the gates. I've always glanced over at it, giggled a little, wondered a little what goes on behind closed doors. But last week, I swore to get a picture of it for this post. I've seen "Child Changing Stations" for years here and there. But this is the first and only "Adult" one. Now, believe me, I know that MANY adults need changing in one way or another. (And if you're into that sort of fetish, rock on!). And I'd like to believe that it's as simple as going inside of this little room and coming back out a changed man or woman -- much like Superman changes clothes. Maybe we could send the likes of George W. Bush, or Karl Rove, or even Dick you-know-who (I love to say his first name) into this little room. Do you think they'd come out changed people? One can dream, can't they? So, carry on with your lives, you adults. And, hey, if you need changing, I've got the perfect spot for you to do it. Terminal 2 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

UPDATE: Oops, some of you have obviously taken me a little too seriously and may have even thought that I was making fun of those who actually do use changing rooms for their intended purposes. Au Contraire! This boy is more than experienced with cleaning up adult bodily fluids and have spent more than my fair share of time in life taking great care of in-laws, fathers, mothers, grandmothers, and partner. I am no stranger to the needs of others and meeting those needs. This sign is odd because it uses the word "Adult." Most restrooms for this purpose are placarded with "Family" -- you'll see them everywhere. So, ease up, kids. You know I love you. And me? Make fun of others for the serious needs that they may have in their lives? If you think that, you don't know me very well, I'm afraid. I'll work on that.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Google Adult Changing Station, Sky Harbor, Phoenix, and see the May 11, 2004 press release for a detailed explanation. It's and ADA and convenience issue for adults.

Jimmi said...

Hmmmm creepy!

Dave2 said...

Thanks for the tip! Next time I poop my pants at Sky Harbor, I'll know exactly where to go!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting! :)

Sky Harbor Makes Traveling Easier for Passengers with Special Needs:
Meeting the needs of travelers has reached a new level at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. In response to suggestions by the public, the airport is installing adult changing stations in family restrooms. The stations are designed to provide people with disabilities, and their caretakers if necessary, a comfortable and private location to change clothing or disposable undergarments.

An adult changing station has been installed in Terminal 2 and another one is under construction in Terminal 3.

Birdie said...

I was kind of hoping it was a morph machine. Oh well.

"Just David!" said...

A lot of the Alzheimer's patients that I volunteer with need those kinds of places because they forget to go to the bathroom unless they're told. It really is sad but nice to know that they're putting in things like this! It's really difficult sometimes on our little field trips when something like that is needed and unavailable. YOU HAVE NO IDEA!! On the bright side, they're only embarrassed for a short while and then they forget it like nothing happened. I envy that sometimes!!

travelling, but not in love said...

God in heaven. Even if it is a worthy thing (which we seem to have managed without for many, many years) surely they could be more subtle with the naming thereof...!?!

And why is a standard (i.e. roomy) disabled toilet not big enough?

Lewis, this is just weird.

travelling, but not in love said...

God in heaven. Even if it is a worthy thing (which we seem to have managed without for many, many years) surely they could be more subtle with the naming thereof...!?!

And why is a standard (i.e. roomy) disabled toilet not big enough?

Lewis, this is just weird.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Lewis- I saw the humor and wonderment in it as well~

TJ said...

I totally understand your curiositiy and I also know that you would never make fun of anyone that may have reason to visit said room.

bridgeout said...

Wow! I would totally have taken a picture of the sign as well if for no other reason than the amazement... I have never seen one of those.

Laurie said...

*snicker* It's for Brittnay Spears
and her 'OOPS I DID IT AGAIN'

dit said...

I thought the same thing when I saw it at the Phoenix airport. It made me think . . . "what is that?" also.

oscar said...

Lewis, Lewis, Lewis! I've seen the REAL Spirit Of Saint Lewis last week! I did! It was amazing!

Now I still have to meet the larger-than-life Spirit Of Saint Lewis... Hmmm, maybe next year?

Ur-spo said...

I would like to change into an aardvark.

Doug said...

Sounds like a sign that belongs on the front of a pub. Very few people come out the same as they went in.