Have you avoided the public restrooms in downtown Grand Junction because you fear what they might be like?
Well, your fears are justified.
A visit to the public restroom in downtown July 30 revealed a bad scene. The lights at the back of the room weren’t working, and the toilet stalls were dark and scary. They were also dirty. One stall closer to the front of the room was slightly better lit and a little cleaner, but try to use it and you’ll find it doesn’t have a door. The roomier, handicap-accessible stall at the back of the room had a door that worked, but it was also dirty. The worst part of the whole experience is that the toilets are positively prison-like: cold stainless steel without seats on them! They’re a lot like Model #1675 on this website that sells stainless steel security plumbing fixtures under the header of “penal ware.” The item description for Model #1675 says “Institutional Applications: Correctional.” That’s it. There is no second institutional application for this toilet. It doesn’t, for example, also say “Ladies’ Public Restrooms.” THIS IS A PRISON TOILET, period. My guess is that a man chose these toilets for the downtown women’s restroom. No female would ever subject other females to these things.
If you need to use the public restrooms downtown, ladies, “steel” yourself for the punishing experience of being treated like a common criminal. The only problem is the poor tourists who stop to experience a day in downtown won’t have that luxury.