Do you all know about frosted glass windows? The ones with the bubbly texture? They are usually used for shower stalls in homes. I think they are fine for private homes. Not in public bathrooms! With the frosted glass, bubbly windows you are sure to see the person, but no detail. Again, fine for a private home.
Just recently my husband and I took our kids to a kid's birthday party at a museum. It was way cool. They had fun party favors and then after food they got to play and build things. They could make a mess and have fun trying new things. Of course, with young children or and teeny tiny bladder like mine, you are inevitably going to take a trip to the bathroom.
I walked into the bathroom and thought I walked into the wrong room. I looked around. Yup, long row of sinks. Yup, a long row of small, closed rooms. Yup, I'm in a bathroom. Um, hello, is that a frosted glass window in front of the stall? I peered, yup, I can see the outline of a toilet. Are you kidding me? I'm a pretty modest person. I'm not a fan of changing in front of people. Even at the gym when I have to use the shower stalls (which of course have frosted, bubbly glass windows) I use a towel over the stall door for modesty. A lot of the women don't, but I do. But I digress.
I'm not at the gym, I'm at a museum. I realize that the farther you are from the glass, that less can be seen, but still I really don't want to see anyone sitting on the toilet or vice versa. This is called BAD DESIGN!!!! Fortunately, it wasn't crowded and I jetted in and out of the stall as fast as humanly possible. This might have seem like a fun idea to the designer. I still call it BAD DESIGN! No wants us to be that intimate. Thanks ;)