Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What would you have done???

Ok so - I feel the need to blog, and I do have a couple of things on the back burner, but they're not quite ready to go yet.

So today I wanted to share with you an experience I had...

I went to an area library today and was meandering around.  I decided that I needed to use the restroom so I went to the closest one in which there was an balding person of average height in front of me, kind of looking at the women's room door/sign.  I assumed this was a man who I guess was trying to figure out what side he should go in as for some people, this is a very difficult decision to make.

After quickly opening the door and looking into the bathroom, he decided that was the bathroom to use and the door closed behind him.

That's right.


I didn't know what to do!

Do I go in and say, "Uhmmm...I'm not sure if you noticed the sign that you were staring directly at before coming in here, but this is the ladies room."

Or would I say something along the lines of, "Doesn't the lack of urinals in this room tip you off that you might be in the wrong place?"

Should I run and tell someone??  Do I just go in and pretend he's not in there?!

I decided to just turn around and duck behind the shelves of DVDs and stalked bathroom, because well...maybe it WASN'T  man, maybe it was a woman with an unfortunate hair condition.  I had to know, so I waited.

The door opened, and I looked...

Yup, it was a man.  And adult middle aged man, who then went over to the fish tank yo chat with some kid (who I assume he was with).

Does this happen????  Does this for real happen??

It did happen once to me when I attended a beer and wing festival a couple of years ago.  Anything that serves an unlimited number of beer and wings at a nominal fee will result in a men's bathroom line that is actually far longer than the women's.  Of course we were drunk, so we thought it was funny then.

This time?  I thought it was totally bizarre.

So, what would you have done??  Go ahead and share any funny public restroom stories that you have!


stephanie said...

too funny! and I like the new blog look and title- cute!

Pixie said...

At concerts the men's room is usually the empty one. When I saw No Doubt they actually had security to keep the women from using the men's. The wait for the women's room was also ungodly long.

Amanda said...

I've ventured into the men's bathroom to use the toilet if the women's line is too long.

I don't think I would feel comfortable if a man were to walk into a women's bathroom...

Jill said...

LOL! I have one! I have one!

I was at Scotiabank Place last year to watch my Sens play. During a TV timeout, I went to the washroom. It was pretty quiet out on the concourse, so there were no line-ups for bathrooms. I swing into what I THOUGHT was the women's washroom, mosey on in, and see a man standing at a urinal. I was so shocked that I actually shouted, "OH MY GOD I'M IN THE MENS WASHROOM!"
And turn around to find a guy standing behind me with a huge grin on his face, and he says, "Yeah you are!!!"

Connie said...

I have only done that ONE time a very long time ago when I had too many beers.

After walking into the MEN'S room and seeing something I shouldn't have....I then went to visit the kitchen.

I think I got asked to leave right after that.

Lauren said...

That is so weird.

My mom accidentally went into a men's room once and didn't realize it until she saw men's feel under the stall so she stayed in her stall until it cleared out.

I feel like that is only acceptable in a bar situation to purposely use the wrong restroom. And only if it is a one room/stall. Make a little effort to find the men's room.

Sarah Kate said...

I would have done the exact same thing - stalked the door until I saw the person coming out! How weird is that?!?! And middle-aged? If it had been a REALLY old person, it wouldn't have been that weird, but honestly, maybe the guy was a creep-o and likes going in women's restrooms. Gross.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Hopefully he did it on accident and not on purpose! I might have gone in just to make sure there weren't any kids in there. Or stalked.

I almost had an incident at church last year. I was in a hurry and holding my baby. The men's and ladies room doors are right next to each other. I started walking into the wrong door when a friend grabbed me and pointed it out! Whoa! If I would have "seen" one of my fellow church goers, I'm not sure I would have been able to show my face there again.

Stacie said...

Maybe he thought it would be cleaner? IDK, but I would have freaked!

Kate said...

I would have done the same thing as you.

We were at a festival not long ago and they made the men's restroom a unisex bathroom, because women always have to wait so long. The only guy in the entire line complained FOREVER! He never has had to wait before. It was complete justice though. ;)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think I would have told a librarian.