Just when I think people can’t shock me anymore, I run into someone new…
I was in the car most of yesterday shuffling children between camps in downtown Raleigh and Chapel Hill. Before I made my final trek home in rush hour traffic, I thought it wise to use the restroom.
I walked into a fast food restaurant’s restroom to find all stall doors open. I aimed for the largest stall to find a woman leaning back on the toilet, legs stretched out, pajamas at her ankles, with a big smile waiting for me.
“Ooooh, honey! I’m sorry, I just like going with the door open. You know what I mean?”
WHAT?! No. No I don’t.
I excused myself and went into the next stall where I heard the conversation continuing.
“I don’t like to be in tight spaces, you see. It feels so constricting. I like to look around and take my time. Sometimes you just need to take a minute to take a deep breath, you know?”
In the bathroom?! No. No, I don’t.
I opened my stall and headed to the sink where I found my new friend still talking.
“Nobody takes their time anymore. It’s such a hot day, it’s nice to just sit and get cool again.”
“Welp, have a great day, sugar.”
I was left standing there, washing my hands, knowing there will never be a day in my life that I am that confident.
Even though I never technically spoke during our potty talk, we waved goodbye to each other as I left the restaurant because, let’s face it, we’re bonded now.
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