These look merely decorative when you're on the inside, since they're angled upward and you can't see a thing through them. But from the outside, people nearby can see in just fine (from the right angle). Customers don't creep close and look in, or else they'd be hauled off to the pervert jail. But loss prevention officers can and will do this as they stroll by. When reporters occasionally investigate and complain, stores have to admit, "Yeah, that's pretty messed up" and change the doors.
RIP corporately acceptable shoe mirrors.
So what goes on in those fitting rooms, besides all the thieves trying to pile three bras under their shirts? Customers using the rooms as toilets, for one. "Both liquid and solid waste, sometimes both at once," says one source. "Not especially fun ... Though in one case, they were at least nice enough to put their urine in a bottle. Not everyone is so considerate." The real mystery here is that the bathrooms are roughly four feet away, so you'd think it wouldn't be so hard for a customer to choose the correct door. Maybe their bladder and sphincter let go involuntarily because their body says, "We're lowering our pants? In a stall of some sort? We must be in a bathroom! Let 'er rip!"
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