Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Open Letter - Bathroom Lady

You know, I get it that you might need a moment to handle some personal business - and the cubicle farm office environment isn't exactly friendly to that. Honestly, I get it - I've had to say the word insemination on the phone in my cube more times than anyone should EVER say that word in public.

However, lounging on the couch in the ladies room - might not be the best place to handle said business. I mean people are in there to do other "personal business" and might need an ounce of privacy... or well at least to not worry about someone on the other end of your phone hearing the toilet flush.

When as a society did we get so lapse on manners that we actually think it's okay to use a PHONE in a public bathroom? I mean seriously, I've heard people actually talking while doing their own "personal business", flush and never stop talking.

So, in closing - I'd just like to give you the option of maybe sitting out in the lobby by the fountain to talk to your child's school... or maybe go outside the front door of the building and carry on your conversation as needed.

Just think about where you are sitting - because the bathroom here isn't really big enough that you couldn't hear everything that is going on in there on the opposite end of your phone. I'm just sayin'.

Needs a Little Privacy too


  1. I hear this all the time and it is maddening! The first time, the woman was on the commode talking and I thought there was some whack job in the stall next to me talking to herself.

  2. You know, I go through great lengths to avoid going to the bathroom while on the phone. I don't want to say "I gotta go pee" so I just continue to talk while crossing my legs.

    If I go through all that, why would I want to go while someone else was on the phone. Not to mention being on the other end of the phone and knowing that the person you are talking to is in the bathroom.

    One time, I was talking to my MIL though, and I poured out some water (like a bowlfull or big pitcher full) and she got really concerned that I was going to the bathroom because it didn't sound healthy. LOL

  3. This cracks me up!! I used to work with someone whose responsibilities included answering the phone within three rings every time, no exceptions. She had a portable phone, and used to carry it in the bathroom with her. (There were other people who could cover for her - she just never asked.) Once, I walked in the ladies' room to hear her answer the phone in the stall. I don't know how she didn't get fired...


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