I suppose I should start this post with a disclaimer: I’m not a bathroom talk person. I’ve read the book but on the whole, the topic makes me wildly uncomfortable. Unless I’m talking with Andrew, and then, well…living with someone definitely opens a variety of conversation topics.
Yesterday, after work, I had to attend a meeting for an extracurricular club I’m in charge of. About halfway through the meeting, I had to use the restroom. I walked down the hallway, and found the restroom. I went in, quickly used the bathroom (um, not what the book discusses) and washed my hands. When I exited the bathroom, there was a woman standing outside. I smiled and tried to pass her. She stopped and looked at me.
“Did everything come out okay?” she said. “I’m always here if you need a little push.”
I’ve heard this little bathroom joke before. But, really?! To a stranger. The following scenarios ran through my mind:
1) She honestly thought I was someone else. Maybe she thought she was speaking to a close friend?
2) Perhaps this poor woman is a nervous talker. She saw a stranger, wanted to be friendly and then decided a bathroom joke was the best way to break the ice.
3) Um, I’m out.
Anyways, whatever her reasons, she sufficiently creeped me out.