Panama City Squeeze
September 4, 2012
At the international airport in Panama City scores of designer stores form glittering hallways to tiny bathrooms where long lines point to few urinals and but two stalls each hosting a toilet sans seat. I tried several such places before asking an employee, “Don’t you have any larger bathrooms and with seats?”
The man was mute but not deaf and pointed straight and left before holding up four fingers. Following his directions I found a clean restroom offering four stalls, at least one of which boasted a proper throne.