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Stef17
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   Posted 7/9/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a small vent - So I was shopping tonight and on my way out of the store thought, "I better go to the bathroom just in case." I hate torturing myself on the ride home and I also know that on a Friday night the 3 mile drive can turn dreadfully long because of traffic. So... I took my 4 year old into the potty with me and... major attack! It was so bad that I actually couldn't leave. So, we camped out in the stall for about 40 minutes. I must have flushed at least 10 times and my stall had no hooks so I was trying to balance my purse and my shopping bag - both of which were a little too heavy for my little guy to help me hold. And of course, the bathroom which was empty when we entered, suddenly became Grand Central Station.
 
Sigh... but I survived and so did my kid. In fact, he was super sweet and didn't complain about how long I was taking. He made "tooting" noises with his mouth on his arm to make me laugh.  I was so glad it was him who was with me because my 6 year old would have complained the whole time about how bad the smell was or that I was taking too long.  I even texted my hubby to let him know I wasn't lost shopping, but delayed for a good reason.  I finally got out of there and made it home only to continue the "attack" at home. I HATE when that happens when I'm "out and about".
 
UGH. Anyway, I made it. It could have been worse. I had entertaining company in the stall and I didn't drop anything on the floor. :) Thank heavens for small mercies.

tulipg17
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   Posted 7/9/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Aww that is a nightmare. I am glad you survived it!

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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh geez, I hate it when that happens SO much. :( You have my sympathies.

All I can say is, it's times like those that I'm glad I have an iPhone. Passes the time, lol.
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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
We can all relate. It's especially tough with little ones. My baby used to scream in the bathroom, she was afraid of the commerical toilet flushes. She's getting better now though. lol I try to make short shopping trips when the hubby or grandparents can watch them.

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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
OH wow i sure do relate
very good memories of few times

it def was worse with a toddler in tow
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently had to go bad in a Wally World. After walking all the way back to the rear of the superstore, I found the bathroom locked. So I sat down at the job app computer and clenched. Ten minutes later a janitor unlocked the bathroom door and said, "sorry, company policy requires locking the bathroom while cleaning."
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imissicecream
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm honestly afraid to go into Walmart anymore because it always seems to happen when I'm in there, lol. I live in a tourist-driven city and the summer is the worst...tiny teen-aged girls in their bikinis checking themselves out in the mirror while I'm trying my hardest not to sound like I'm ready for blast-off over the toilet. It's so embarrassing.
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Imissicream, you mean they actually CLEAN the restroom at Wally World where you live ??? Wow . I have to play musical stalls each time I go to ours trying to find the least filthy one. Sometimes I just hold it and pray I get home in time...I'm not going to sit in someone else's mess. I talked to the manager one time and I think I saw my words go in one ear and out the other. The blank stare was a dead give away...
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sgirl
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   Posted 7/10/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
That happened to me too yesterday! Luckily I had my husband there with us, so he stood in line to check out while I visited the restroom. I have to have a phone to play on otherwise I can't distract myself enough. by the time I was done (a good 1/2 hr) hubby was just getting up to the register. Those lines were freakin long! ugh...
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   Posted 7/10/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I wonder why it's always Walmart ! Mmmmm...
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   Posted 7/10/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Ugh, my son is 15 months old now so I have to hold him while going or he is crawling out under the door! It's hard to do
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Stef17
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   Posted 7/10/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Pam! I have SOOOO been there! Sometimes in the handicap stall they have a child's seat that is attached to the wall and you can strap your kid in. Those are always a plus.

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   Posted 7/10/2010 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, at least they had toilet paper!!! Wally World bathrooms can be so gross too, can't they? Sometimes I think I am gonna get a bedpan and keep it in my car so I'll always have a clean place to go, LOL.....
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   Posted 7/10/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Stef17 said...
Oh Pam! I have SOOOO been there! Sometimes in the handicap stall they have a child's seat that is attached to the wall and you can strap your kid in. Those are always a plus.


Yes, I look for them. They're just few and far between.

I also HATE when I have a cart filled with stuff and I'm alone with him and I have to leave it to run to the bathroom.
At least when I'm the mall or a plaza or something, I have him in his stroller and can just take that in
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Roni
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   Posted 7/10/2010 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Pam and Stef, I try to use my stroller (big basket underneath) in every store.
Otherwise, I would bring in my cheap lightweight stroller with me and put it in or under the cart and put the baby in that when I have D.

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   Posted 7/10/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I had bad IBS & of course it would hit when i'd be at the other end of the store.Thank heaven for pull ups,lol.....
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   Posted 7/11/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry,gotta vent,in public restrooms its the customers!
Their slobs,they have no consideration for the next person!
Its so frustrating when you are about to explode,and you have
to clean up some ones mess so you can sit on the seat!
One day I'll go off on some one and get my lights punched out!
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Stef17
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   Posted 7/11/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
pillpopper - I agree! People are disgusting! In fact, that was why I was in a regular stall intead of the handicap one - because the woman who went in before me let her 2 year old pee all over the seat and didn't clean it up. I wanted to go in there so my 4 year old could sit down and wait for me, but since I was in a hurry and in NO mood to clean up someone else's mess - we chose the small stall.

I don't understand how people can be so disgusting. I want to know if they do that stuff in their own bathrooms at home?

grumpygi
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   Posted 7/11/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Stef17: so interesting message thread - some of the responses make me laugh, and I am amazed at the comfort and trust that people have to share such personal stories! I agree with the bad bathroom etiquette. How hard is it to flush, if ya drop it pick it up etc. Sometimes feel like savages walk the face of the earth still! My requirement on road trips is to only go to bathrooms that are "safe" . My definition of safe mostly is clean, clean, clean, clean. One time we were with a large group of people who when to MickyD's in Puerto Rico. The bathroom sinks were non-functioning, bathroom had clogged toilets, horrendous smell etc. I wrote the corporate offices state side I was so appalled. How could the employees wash hands much less visitors . . . .Needless to say the corporate office called the PR office and the big cheese from there called me saying essentially "it aint so". Am going back in January -am going to try and make a point to go back to said facility with camera in tow and do my own inspection!



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GDen
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   Posted 7/11/2010 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm probably jinxing myself now, but by and large I've found most bathrooms to be pretty clean, from Wally World to MickyD's to libraries to even porta-potties.
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dt19&99
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   Posted 7/11/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Stef17 said...
And of course, the bathroom which was empty when we entered, suddenly became Grand Central Station.


Thats how it always goes, isn't it? I always try to use the back bathroom if I have to, but the same thing always happens

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   Posted 7/11/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Stef, I worked in other peoples houses for 31 years and I can say for sure, YES , they are that filthy at home too. I could tell you stories that would make your skin crawl.
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   Posted 7/11/2010 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like an extremely cute kid.

This has happened to me in Target a few times and most recently, when I got to the bathroom there was one of those signs that said "restroom being cleaned". I was ready to freak out!! I had to clench my cheeks and hope for the best. Luckily, the intense desire to go passed for a few moments and I was able to pay and get out. I only had to make it a few blocks to my place thankfully.

I also hate leaving a cart full of stuff outside the bathroom. I alwasy worry an employe will put everythign away. That has not happened yet.
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   Posted 7/12/2010 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
notsosickly: I've actually ignored a few of those signs. I don't care what the janitor thinks - I just tell him/her it's a medical condition.
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