Some habits are hard to break


No matter how long I have been in Spanish speaking countries, I still hesitate and sometimes even enter bathrooms that are marked with an “M” on the door. Obviously “M” is for “mujeres”(which means “women”) and not for “men” but I have such an ingrained response I can’t help it.

I have somewhat similar issues at the sink regarding “C” which is for “caliente” (meaning “hot”, NOT “cold”).

Privacy and habits


A simple question for all of you (perhaps this should be a poll, but I think written responses could be quite interesting):

When you are alone in a house or apartment (yours or someone else’s) and you go into the bathroom (to relieve yourself or bathe), do you close the door (and/or lock it) or leave it open?