performance anxiety

At a restaurant called Peep in SoHo, NYC, diners have hushed conversations over spinach corn dumplings and tofu vermicelli fresh rolls. The walls along the entire left wall of the narrow, dimly-lit restaurant are mirrors, including the doors to the restrooms. When the waiters aren’t busy, they keep their eyes on the two unmarked doors and let appraoching patrons know if the facilities are occupied. From inside, the reason for their attentiveness is obvious; the mirrored walls are in fact one-way glass, so that while sitting on the porcelain throne, the diner in the restroom can watch everyone else in the restaurant, including those who approach the door and try the locked handle.

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