Nile Still Says ‘It’s Cool’ When Entering Bathrooms

Russell Nile (’80) is still in the habit of saying “it’s cool” whenever he enters a public restroom, a behavior he picked up while at Bayley. “It’s a conditioned response, I guess, like Pavlov’s dog,” says Nile. “As soon as I push the door and step in to the john I just can’t help saying it.” Although he has called out ‘it’s cool’ in restrooms across the country without incident, Nile says the only time it became a problem was at the Port Authority bus terminal in New York. “Oh yea, that got pretty weird. Let’s just say that ‘it’s cool’ has a different meaning there.”