If it's Monday, I must be ranting about something. It's not that I'm a negative person; I'm actually pretty positive. It's just that there are some things that get under my skin and I can only vent about them here, where it's safe.
Today's rant is short.
There is a single stall bathroom (WC, for our international friends) near my office. Inevitably, I will need to go. [Read: NEED TO GO. Not, "want to go" not, "feel kinda like going"] because of course with all my goals for 2009 comes the extra water every day and I'm like a RACEHORSE these days, not that I'm sleek and fast but that, well, you know.
So there's no sign that lights up or anything saying, "occupied." I come out of my office, walk confidently to the women's room, and grab that knob that doesn't turn.
Okay. Now. The door knob makes an undeniable noise when it fails to turn. It is then clear to all but the most hard-of-hearing person that someone just tried to walk into the bathroom, and is probably waiting. I should know, because I'm hard-of-hearing, and I've heard it. Sooooo, I lean against the wall for what seems to be an intermitably LONG time.
OMG WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THERE? Why does it take women so long to use the bathroom?
I'm a chick, but C'MON!! What the hell takes so long? You sit, do your business, wipe, wash your hands, and LEAVE. In fact, since it's a hospital, there's hand sanitizer every 2 feet: you don't even have to wash your hands. JUST GET OUT!!
What else is there that could possibly be keeping you in there for such a long time?
DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT MY DIET HAS ME DRINKING A HALF GALLON OF WATER A DAY???
It's not just work that does it. It happens everywhere. SO. I have become adept at simply walking out of line and going into the mensroom (only the ones that lock) becuase, I mean, what the hell people, I mean, it's probably violating some ordinance somewhere, but more often that not it has exactly the same facilities as the women's rooms, so why is there even a difference...
BTW, I will tell you that mens rooms, on the whole, are far more disgusting than you can imagine - filthier than women's rooms.
But that's another subject for another day.