Friday, January 11, 2008


Earlier today I was in the bathroom, minding my own business. I was in the center stall, the same stall I always use.....I'm a creature of habit, what can I say?

Then, two other women came in carrying on a conversation about whatever project they are working on.

That isn't the strange part.

One entered the stall to my right and the other, the stall on my left.

Still not out of the ordinary.

Then, they proceeded to continue their conversation while GOING TO THE BATHROOM!

So strange.

Don't they know that it's alright to take a break from work to accomplish that most basic of human functions?

It reminded me of a funny conversation I had Wednesday with a friend. Her company just moved their office. Formerly, her company worked out of an old, really cool house down in the historic district of Boulder. The house was cool, had great character, but no air conditioning and no room to grow the business. It also had standard house-like, private bathrooms.

When they decided to move, they relocated to a standard office building. Great lighting, great HVAC, but public bathrooms. This was her number one complaint of the new space. She felt herself awkwardly engaged in co-worker conversations at the sink. She now feels this uncomfortable necessity to make small talk while washing her hands. And she doesn't like it.

At least she hasn't been sandwiched in the middle of a cost-targeting meeting to which she wasn't invited.......yet.


Anonymous said...

Would never happen int he men's restroom.


Kelly said...

I check your blog all the time. I love how much you love your husband. I have been married almost 15 years and have three kids so it's a little different life - it's refreshing to hear about your honeymoon stage!! :)

Jessica said...

Man, I despise bathroom conversations. I especially hate it when the women from other offices on my floor try to chat to me while in there. I dislike elevator talkers too, but at least that's a face to face conversation!

TRS said...

Rather that than the people who answer their phone in there!!! Or walk in during a phone conversation to do their business!

I always want to say, "Er. Excuse me. Should I stop peeing so that your friend doesn't know you're in a public restroom?! I'd hate for her to be as grossed out as I am right now."

TRS said...

Even better... I should start making loud grunting noises!

grandma/pa said...

We had a real laugh-out-loud at this blog.