bathroom conversations

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
It's come to my attention that women like to have in-depth conversations in the bathroom. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Picture yourself getting up from your desk and you head to the bathroom to do number 1. You walk into the bathroom, notice two women having a conversation and enter the stall. You assume they will wash their hands, squirt a dash of Purell and be on their merry way.

Nope. Doesn't happen.

As I start to relieve myself, the women continue their conversation.

And continue their conversation, and keep on freaking talking! There's no washing hands, there's no Purelling, there's just a continued conversation as I pee.

Look, I love to BS with my coworkers, but I ask you, move the conversation from the bathroom into the hallway.

It's uncomfortable for me to pee when people are chatting it up right outside my stall.

I've been known to strike up my coworker as I wash my hands but I try to quickly move whatever conversation we are having outside of the bathroom. I don't want to hang out in there.

But it doesn't stop there. I was at a wedding this weekend where two women decided to scatter their make-up kits and reapply their faces. I walked in and went to the bathroom and listened to the women talk about how "she weighed 98 pounds before giving birth and was the same weight after" as she applied another line of black eyeliner.

Reapplying eyeliner I get, but dumping your entire make-up kit on the counter is a little over the top. I have a feeling there were in there for a good 20 minutes.

Of all the rooms to hang out, I'd like to pick one with a better ventilation system. Just sayin'.


kakaty said...

I totally agree! There are 2 women in my office who are also notorious bathroom cell phone talkers. They hang out in there for long, drawn-out conversations with people and then one glares at you when you do anything that makes noise like, flush the toilet or turn on the faucet. I like to double or triple flush just to piss them off.

fojoy said...

Ugh - I know! Its a bathroom, people - not a Starbucks. There is no need to linger

heisschic said...

there was a woman on her phone in "my" bathroom the other day. so, not only did she get to listen to me pee and flush, but whoever she was talking to (please oh please dont let speaker phone have been involved) got to listen to my goings on as well.

i almost wish i couldve produced a #2 just to see if she would have stayed in there.

Fizzgig said...

i get so pissed off at people who congregate in the bathroom, because I go #2 at work, and I like to do it in private, which you cant do when people lounge around forever in the bathroom.

The Modern Gal said...

I get even more irritated with people who bring their cell phones into the bathroom. I have performance issues when I know there's someone I can't see listening.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

I really don't get why women do that. I make small talk in the can but I don't get into an in-depth conversation. Some of us get performance anxiety, just sayin

Michelle said...

i saw the same thing that night and i feel the same way...just kind of weird! do you need to reapply that much makeup???

Je said...

SO awkward!!
I have a girl at my work who is ALWAYS talking on her cell phone in the bathroom. I mean, I want some privacy man, but she's always in there chatting on her phone, or even worse, crying on her phone! I even hear her talking in the stall while she's on the toilet. It's total crazytown, I tell yah.

steph anne said...

Haha, I wouldn't know because I'm deaf but I do hear them talking...I just don't understand what they're saying. It's annoying and I feel like I can't go potty until I don't hear them anymore.