Dr. Mike Robinson, UofL Communication Studies Professor~
Many years ago, my wife and I attended a costume party at an academic conference on superheroes in Australia. We dressed as Spider-Man and the Black Cat. We had a blast dancing with our friends, and we were even interviewed for a television show. Recently, we were laughing about one of the major challenges of that particular evening.
My Spidey costume was a full body suit that zipped up the back. Since I was not bitten by a radioactive spider and therefore lacked the proportionate agility of that arachnid, I simply could not reach around to unzip my costume. Thus, whenever nature called, I had to find my wife, get her to meet me at the door of the men’s room, and have her start the zipper for me.