oh no that sucks...
Everyone knows you should skip at least one stall or more if possible...
I have only 2 stalls at my current job and I pray I will be alone the whole time.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica
See? I knew you guys would understand.
My girlfriends know not to continue to talk to me when we're going into the bathroom at the same time. If we're talking while going in, stop talking to me once we're in our respective stalls. Even if I'm just trying to pee, I can't concentrate if someone's talking to me!
However, I CAN go much better if there's music playing...which is why I'm a huge fan of restaurants who pipe music into their bathrooms. I've considered passing around a petition to the women in the office about putting a radio in our bathroom to drown out the "silence" of listening to someone else do their business (especially me!). However, I can think of a few people who wouldn't sign it because they actually bring their cell phones into the bathroom with them and carry on conversations (PERSONAL conversations) while on the toliet! It baffles me.
Hehe - we have "preference stalls" in our bathroom, too! That's so funny. 4, 5, 6 & 9 are the preferences in mine. I like the one that's next to the wall because a) IF someone is stupid enough to sit in the stall next to me when all the others are free at least I know no one else will be sitting on the OTHER side of me and b) if I'm really not feeling well, I'll lean my head against the wall. Hehe - is that weird/gross?!
Thank you....I have been sitting here all day feeling sorry for myself in my current job. The positive is....I get to work at home and I get my own bathroom! Now I feel better about the day.
Hope you're feeling better!
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The way to get your own personal private stall is to leave bits of paper on the seat. No one will ever use it. They will walk in, see the mess, and turn around and walk out. Do it first thing in the morning and it is yours all day.
Put bits of paper in the the stall next door too and they won't use that one either.
FallColors, that's a great idea. I've considered putting up an OUT OF ORDER sign on the door next to me...at least while I'm in there doing my thing.
xray, I thought I was being overly-sensitive, too, but I just KNEW there were others out there (particularly within my Crohnie world!) who would feel the same way I do about the "skip a stall" rule!
And OMG janice...I HOLD MY EARS TOO SO I CAN'T HEAR OTHERS! Ha! Sometimes, I'll rub my hair around my ears to make an even louder noise so I have something else to focus on.
ImIn...before being diagnosed with Crohn's, I was in a different building and it only had 3 stalls on our floor. So when I knew I was going to have an "attack", I always went to the next floor to go to the bathroom in order to stay anonymous!
Gosh, we are all so much alike with this issue. Are we all women who think this or do MEN also have this kind of "bathroom etiquette" rule??? Seems like they would, particularly with urinals.
I concur with lamb's RULE #1!