As I mentioned before, I am an English major and as an English major, I spend A LOT of time in Hill Hall. For those of you that don’t go to McDaniel and are just reading this blog because it’s highly amusing, or for those of you that simply don’t know, Hill Hall is the home of the English Department and the Social Work Department. Now, the bathroom situation in Hill is kind of weird. There are no bathrooms on the first floor. I don’t know who designed Hill, probably some old dead guy who didn’t realize the necessity of convenient bathrooms, but poorly situated bathrooms are the sad reality. If you need to pee and you’re on the first floor you must go up or down. It’s your choice.
The Bad (like really gross kind of bad):
So let’s start from the ground and work our way up shall we? If I’m being honest the bathroom in the basement of Hill is not my favorite place to relieve myself. It’s creepy. The girl’s bathroom always smells damp, when you flush the toilet you can see the water rushing by your feet through a hole in the ground in the handicap stall, which is disgusting, and when someone poops the smell lingers… forever. Basically, avoid it at all costs. Unless of course you’re lazy and have a class in the basement and the idea of spending a few brief moments relieving yourself in a ick-o gross-o bathroom is more appealing than walking up TWO whole flights of stairs to get to a much more appealing bathroom. From asking friends of the male gender, I have learned that the bathrooms in the basement of Hill are nothing to write home about, so whether you choose to go up or down you’ll be semi-comfortable doing your business and then moseying back to class.
Now in the basement of Hill there also exists a single person bathroom. An SPB as it, and others like it, will be referred to from now on. Some SPBs are great. This one is not. There’s an awkward eye-level window that tends to be left open which is uncomfortable for both the person using the bathroom and the people walking around outside, plus it’s smallish and weird. Also I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be handicap accessible yet you have to walk down two steps to get to it. So riddle me that.
The second and third floor bathrooms of Hills are great. Both the girl’s and boy’s bathrooms have huge frosted windows that, during the day, illuminate the bathroom with a pleasant white warm glow. It’s truly lovely. They have nice soap, because English professors care about their hand soap (I made that up but I like to think that they do) and the bathrooms are very clean. By any standard, they are great.
The only difference between the second floor bathrooms and the third floor bathrooms is privacy. I would argue that more people use the second floor bathrooms especially when you take into account the fact that people on the first floor probably use the second floor bathrooms because the basement bathrooms are weird. So if you like privacy when you need to drop a deuce, go to the third floor.