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Donna M.'s Comment
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Okay so on the road there are lots of “different” things we see. Last night I go into the ladies room. Just as I start to walk into a stall a guy or what appeared to be a guy walks out the next stall. For second I was confused and frightened. Some weird guy hanging out in the ladies room. But then it dawned on me things might not be what they appears to be! How do y’all handle these situations? Come on guys, u walk into the men’s room and what appears to be a women standing at a urinal. We’re all adults and I could care less if you’re a he/ or she; however it’s a awkward situation! This even has the potential to be a dangerous situation for transgender people.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I really don't know what to think about these things? I know several people that are transgender, both went through the change 1 a female to a male and the other vice versa and it didn't turn out the way they planned. In other words it didn't solve their problems. I totally understand Donna's emotions and fears. But if you speak up you get labeled and condemned. The whole country is struggling over this... I think there should be a family bathroom in the truck stops like there are in many rest areas. It would protect the both the transgenders and those that fear the situation. The psychological damage caused by the doubts these people have is sad. But I don't think they should scare people or put themselves in physical jeopardy when many are trying to make a political/ social statement. If I found a man in my daughter's restroom and it freaked her out by his actions I don't care what his excuse is... there are those that use this excuse for perverse reasons... and I don't say that lightly because as I mentioned previously I have acquaintances that have gone through this. If the mods want to delete my post I understand we don't want to get political on here. That is not my intention at all.

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Oz's Comment
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Both good question and suggestion. Have put thought to this myself and didn't even consider the family restroom before. Sadly I admit, still hadn't come to a resolution in my mind either. Potentially dangerous situation to all involved and most places I go don't even have a family restroom as an option.

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Rick C.'s Comment
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I grew up with Star Trek and Star Wars, and I look people of the various races and the otherwise very different (from me) as simply "aliens" from other worlds. I hope if I give them a chance I'll learn that they are, like me, working for the Federation towards a common goal. I know this might sound flippant, but it really is the practice I use all the time and have for many years. It's science fictional but has a real, positive effect every day.

PackRat's Comment
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I shoot first and ask questions later.

I have yet to run into that situation you described, Donna. Here's hoping I don't.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Honestly if they can hit the toilet and not leave a mess I could care less which bathroom is used.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Honestly if they can hit the toilet and not leave a mess I could care less which bathroom is used.

Same. Also, don’t try to hold a conversation with me in the bathroom. That is just weird.

I have heard some weird things coming from stalls. Lol

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I'm on the same wavelength as JYK9 on this. Everybody seems to feel like it's necessary to be politically correct on the transgender issue, but why can't we be honest if we don't agree with people trying to change their sex? As far as putting in separate bathrooms for transgender at truck stops, I think it's going too far. If they can't figure out what sex they are, they should wear Depends and stay out of normal bathrooms.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The problem is Loves!!! Half of the mens rooms are on the right and the other half the left. No consistency whatsoever.... also, womens rooms usee to have the "changing table" signs on them now both do.

I had to pee so badly in training i rain to the bathroom and saw 2 guys at the urinals. i ducked in a stall and went, they didnt notice me. i waited for guys to leave.. but 2 guus walkee in talking and never shut up. they were plumbers fixing a sink. i had full hair and makeup and no jacket i could duck under. I just walked out casually and one said "good night sir" i gave a deep but not deep enough "goodnight" and they both laughed.

oh well

Bruce K.'s Comment
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The problem is Loves!!! Half of the mens rooms are on the right and the other half the left. No consistency whatsoever.... also, womens rooms usee to have the "changing table" signs on them now both do.

I had to pee so badly in training i rain to the bathroom and saw 2 guys at the urinals. i ducked in a stall and went, they didnt notice me. i waited for guys to leave.. but 2 guus walkee in talking and never shut up. they were plumbers fixing a sink. i had full hair and makeup and no jacket i could duck under. I just walked out casually and one said "good night sir" i gave a deep but not deep enough "goodnight" and they both laughed.

oh well

Now that's a funny story! Thanks for a good hearty laugh to start the day. Hehe

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