When it Comes to Bathrooms
I’ve always been intrigued by people’s phobias of bathrooms. I know people who will literally hold it all day in order to avoid a “germ infested” public restroom, and others who could care less. Well, after my experience today I may avoid them as well.
I know, you’re thinking, is she really blogging about a bathroom right now!? Just wait, my parents assured me this story was too good not to share.
Today I attended my single’s ward, as usual. However, instead of being my usual 15 minutes late, I was 15 minutes early. I really need to find a happy medium. The single’s branch shares the building with another ward, and they just happen to start sacrament right when we start relief society. Being 15 minutes prior, naturally all the women in the building were flocking to the bathroom.
I just happened to catch the small 2-stall bathroom when it was quite unoccupied. So there I was, doing what people do in a bathroom when a flood of women came in. They were chatting away, totally oblivious to the environment they were in. One woman grabbed the stall door and pulled once to open it. I had locked it, so it didn’t budge that far.
There’s a saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again”. Well let me tell you, when it comes to bathroom doors, PLEASE don’t try and try again.
She must have really had to go because she kept yanking on the door-this worked in my favor as it gave me time to prepare for what was about to happen. Being quite the determined woman 3 hard yanks later the door springs open. She literally yanked on the locked door so much that it came open. I’m stunned, and expecting her to quickly realize her mistake and shut it. She was too busy yaking to some lady behind her, so she just stood there holding the door wide open for the rest of the bathroom inhabitants.
Finally someone brings her back from the land of Oz, and one awkward conversation later I was quickly exiting the bathroom.
For the love of everything people, when it comes to public restrooms, if the door doesn’t move easily…it’s for good reason!
I used to make fun of people that had a phobia for public restrooms, but after today I am seriously considering joining them.