DEAR ABBY: Here's one for which I would appreciate a solution. The guys at the office didn't have an answer.
I was at a very crowded shopping mall and needed to use the rest room as I was leaving. The men's room and the ladies' room were side by side. The ladies' room had a line outside it, while the men's room had no waiting line.
As I approached the men's room, the women started to grumble loudly about having to wait and split up into lines outside both rest rooms. This effectively restricted my access to the men's room, so I departed the mall and drove to the nearest gas station to use the rest room there.
What should a male's proper course of action be in a situation like this? -- LEGS CROSSED IN NEWARK
DEAR LEGS CROSSED: I think your course of action was intelligent. But on my way out, I would have reported it to mall security.