Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stall-ing

"If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be sweet and wipe the seat." ~ Unknown

J and I finally got started on our Christmas shopping tonight. I know, I know -- but what's life without a little procrastination? We got off to a good start (thank God for gift cards) and needed to make a pit stop before trudging our way through the rest of the mall.

"Why don't you go first, and I'll hold the bags," J offered. "Then we can switch."

"I'll just take them with me," I said, "and hang them on the purse hooks."

"You guys have hooks? That doesn't seem safe. What if someone steals your stuff?"

I laughed. "The hooks are in the stalls silly."

"Wow, that's cool."

As we parted ways, I was feeling pretty hoity-toity about women's restrooms. They are pretty spiffy, what with their fancy purse hooks and smell-good soaps. I approached the first open stall and took a quick step back. Disgusting. How hard is it to flush a toilet? Shuddering, I stepped to the next one. The seat was covered in wads of toilet paper. I stepped to the next stall. Water all over the floor. The next one revealed a pee-covered seat. It took four more stalls to find a toilet worth hovering over.

My bubble burst, I met J in the food court. Women may have fancy purse hooks, but sometimes I'd give anything to be able to pee standing up.

10 comments:

LyndsAU said...

Girl I am with you. I HATE going to the bathroom in public places. HATE IT. Sooo gross! Even the clean ones gross me out!

Nej said...

Pretty amazing how gross women can be, when it's not theirs to clean. Yuck.

J said...

Ahh yes public bathrooms! I wish I could stand up to pee too! Oh well!

Heinous said...

Lol... yeah, the peeing standing up thing kinda rocks.

I'm Just Me said...

Yikes! Glad you found one somewhat safe enough to hover... It amazes me that people think so little of the next girl who needs to relieve herself. It's simple Flush Ya'll- Pay it Forward lol

Kitty Cat said...

Sometimes women can be so gross!

brigitte said...

hi there, why does it seem that women are messier than men? i try not to sit on a public toilet seat and always make sure that i wash my hands, but what bugs me then is that most bathrooms have a door you need to open to get out and then i need to touch the handle which a million other women have touched and have NOT washed there hands.

Lis said...

I TOTALLY feel you on this one!!!

A Belle and her Beau said...

I do anything and everything I can to avoid public restrooms. yuck!

Izzy said...

Glad I'm not the only one who's paranoid now :-). And you know what I saw at a diner the other day? A little foot handle at the bottom of the main bathroom door, so you could open the door with your feet instead of your just-washed hands. Brilliant!