Over the years, my wife and I have usually managed to decode the cute but confusing gender signs sometimes put on restaurants' restroom doors (Buoys and Gulls, Laddies and Lassies, etc.), but every so often we get stumped.

Recently my wife wandered off in search of the women's room and found herself confronted by two marked doors. One was labeled "Bronco," and the other was designated "Cactus." Completely baffled, she stopped a restaurant employee passing by.

"Excuse me; I need to use the restroom," she said. Gesturing toward the doors, she asked, "Which one should I use?"

"Actually, we would prefer you to go there," the employee said, pointing to a door down the hall marked "Women.". . . . .

. . . . . "Bronco and Cactus are private dining rooms."