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13 March 2014

Best Bathroom Decor

By best, it should be known that I most likely mean funniest. We had to take a quick road trip out of state, and, being human, this necessitated a stop at a random rest area. In the restroom, while washing my hands, I suddenly noticed that the wall was completely covered with comment cards that had been taped to the walls. What's more, the content of these cards was comedic gold.

I did the strangest thing: I ran out to the car to grab my camera, and started taking pictures of the cards taped to the wall of the women's restroom. I just couldn't let this unexpected adventure go undocumented. Read for yourself.


The next one is my absolute favorite:


The musical combo, the dentist!! Someone's thinking outside the box. Also, "Date: nope; came alone."

I will smile forever because of this.


I LUV YOU passionately, bathroom.

Of course, some folks had actual advice/comments on the design of the bathroom:


 I don't know about you, but I hardly ever use the word "love" when describing my feeling toward a rest stop bathroom. In general, I merely appreciate their existence. However, I might love this one, purely because of the comment cards display.




A few others shared my appreciation of the comment cards. There were so many, I didn't photograph nearly all of them, but my sister tells me that one card I missed said, "I think it's really weird that people write comment cards for a bathroom."

Another one that I read but failed to photograph said, "Just stopping here after a 1st date with the man I'm going to marry. We're in our 40s, I don't feel like wasting time."

Precious, so precious.

It's this kind of thing, comment cards in a public restroom, that reminds me how much I love life.

Thank you, Indiana rest stop, for making my day.
Erica said...

Some of those cards could be applicable to a fancy museum or attraction or something, the amount of appreciation that is shown! Which I think is great - why should buildings serving little purpose but that are pretty get guest-books and comment areas, when restrooms are so necessary and under-appreciated? Plus, they do seem like fun to read - so funny!

Christine said...

Oh my word, this is why I love the USA. Where in Indiana? I thought I had been to every rest area in the state!

AwesomelyOZ said...

"Just stopping here after a 1st date with the man I'm going to marry. We're in our 40s, I don't feel like wasting time." <- Priceless. How hilarious?! It must have been a nice bathroom because folks left primarily all great notes LoL. I've never seen this! I feel cheated! Have a great one Rachel! -Iva

Anonymous said...

I laughed SO hard ! Thank you for making my day. Rachel xo

Lauren said...

I love this idea so much! I am passing it on to the next person I know who starts a business of any kind. So funny you found blog material at a rest stop!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

How unusual and fun.

bisous
Suzanne

Angela Reasonstodress said...

WOW people are strange...and apparently no one was in a rush since they actually took the time to fill out the comment cards. Weirdest thing ever.

Stephanie said...

That would be so fun to see. I love the I LUV YOU one, that's hilarious.

Megan Walker said...

How fun is that! It's like the bathroom has a blog!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Hahahaa, I agree, these are the Best Bathroom decor. Loved reading this, soooo funny. Loved the note from the girl who loves carrots. LOL

Broke and Bougie said...

This cannot be real! I love how you find all these strange things and make them into hilarious blog posts!

After Eleven Blog said...

that is hilarious - and hey, it sounds like you stopped at a really clean bathroom. I guess I'm always in a hurry when I stop at places like that so I wouldn't even think to stop and take the time to fill out a comment card. haha

Angi said...

That is hilarious! Definitely a step up from plain old boring Sharpie on the walls. Did you leave a comment card of your own???

Susannah said...

Ok, so even though I've never been there, that is my favorite bathroom ever! ;-)

The Modern Tulip said...

That idea is actually genius! People start talking about it and then others are going to want to stop at that rest stop just to see or write a comment card. Did you leave one?

Charlene Maugeri said...

This is awesome! We go through Indiana to get to my grandma's house! I really wanna know where this is! lol

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

People are serious about their rest areas. Musical acts would be nice!

Eva Marie Taylor said...

Where in Indiana? I kinda want to stop there on our way out of Indy just to read them if its not too far! My favorite was the "Date: Nope, just myself"
Eva Marie Taylor

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

BAHAHAHA... "most clean potty ever" That is a CLASSIC!

Courtney said...

Name: A girl who loves carrots.

This is so awesome. I'd absolutely have taken pictures of these like you did! It's not every day you get to read a wall of rest stop potty cards! lol!

Laura B said...

Oh my goodness! You can't make this stuff up! I would be in that bathroom forever reading them all! Too funny! Thanks for taking pics so we can read some and not drive all the way to IN! ;)

Krysten Gautreaux said...

What an AWESOME idea! I love the one about the woman on the first date with the man she's going to marry =-)

Corlie said...

It really it the little random things like this that can make life so much more interesting and fun! You have a great eye for spotting and sharing these moments Rachel, I love reading your stories.

Kelsea said...

Wow! That's kind of crazy! Wouldn't want to be the one to have to take those down eventually!

E Mamakli said...

This is amazing and ridiculous and funny all at the same time! I can't imagine people actually taking the time to write restroom comments on a bathroom break in their trip. Hilarious and kudos for you for noticing and sharing this with us. Life is much better with all these moments noticed! XOXO, Elif @ theboxqueen

Angel E. said...

i love you too!
-potty

this is hilarious! when i read the "date: nope-just myself," i nearly fell off my chair laughing :)))

Haley said...

To be honest, it sounds like that bathroom was very clean and smelled very good, most of the time! Good on 'em. It is weird that they have comment cards AND that they displayed them. But it does show that the people that own the place care. I have been to far too many bathrooms that are quite nasty. So this would have been refreshing to see.

Nope, came alone beside "DATE:" cracked me right up. That's great stuff.

Debbie Stinedurf said...

Totally strangely hilarious!
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Susan Maccarelli said...

I am going to add this rest stop to my list of vacation destinations...priceless! Visiting from the SITS link up -- thanks for the laugh!

Dame Nuisance said...

What a fun post! So enjoyed all of those comment cards and your comments on them! My fave was definitely the gal who put 'Nope, came alone' in the space for the date. Think she might be a little literal-minded? Too funny! Stopping by from SITS.

Jade Stenger said...

That is so funny!! Strange, but so funny! Visiting from the SITS link up. This was the laugh I needed.

Jessica, Science of Parenthood said...

This was hilarious. So random ... so funny. Stopping by from SITS

Michelle said...

HAHA!!! I love this!! I stopped at a few rest stops last weekend and saw nothing like this. I'm cracking up over the "date: nope, came alone." I love that person.

Honeybee GB said...

This is hilarious! You just made my day. Love this!!! Hi from SITS.

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Nic said...

I too am continuously amused by things I find in restrooms. The last time I went to Best Buy in Greenwood, Indiana the restroom cleaning schedule was half filled out and someone took the liberty of writing "after Wednesday they said F--- it!" I was so amused that I had to take a photo.

Amy Ruiz said...

I love the dentist one! A clean bathroom is to be appreciated. I've encountered too many awful ones.

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

How randomly funny!

DetroitDuchess said...

This is so random! I don't know that I would leave a comment card in the bathroom, but to each their own.

Anonymous said...

May I feature this post (linking your blog for credit) on my "Bloggers who have inspired me" series post. This is the first post from anyone to make me laugh and hard. Thanks for inspiring me to laugh at the little crazy things people do/ write .

Charlotte said...

awww I love this too! I like that so many people took part. The "no date, came alone" was my favorite comment though. :)

lucascon tracting said...

lovely....
All the comments were so cool.. :)
I too love your bathroom decor... and the best part is the music combo... amazing...
thanks for making us such a pleasant experience...
hey, last but not the least on enjoying it i too were very impressed by you guys n willing to have such bathroom at my home as well so i hired a professional Lucas Contracting they were the expert in both construction and renovation.
Thanks Lucas!!!
:)
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Spa Break Lady said...

I think we should have random comment cards everywhere, just to get things off your chest!

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