collab extras quizzes rings images host design contact weblog favorites about me then now


49 things
island dolls
trading card
favorite reads
my kind readers






Friday Finds
Friday Fives
little island weblog
radio suburban island


link me
link wall


the spark
mama clique
pieces of you
the 100 books club
random acts of journaling


volume I
volume II
volume III
volume IV


rings I love
join Friday Finds ring
join paris ring
join fotolog ring
join moblogging ring
join suburbanlife ring
join Suburban Island ring (run by spritopias)

a weblog on suburban living by Suburban Island


[ Registered ]

Join the Suburban Island NotifyList and get e-mail when there's a new island update!

Subscribe with Bloglines

Click here to read how this page is protected by copyright laws.

© all content 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Suburban Island

Lady’s Room Exposure
Sunday, Jul. 25, 2004, 2:01 p.m.

QUESTION: Who's there?

WHAT I LEARNED: Walls aren't always as solid as they seem.

Even the most innocuous activities can take a sudden startling turn. For instance, while traveling to Chicago last week, I had a pressing need to hit the lady’s room before heading to the baggage pickup area. Sitting down in the stall, I breathed a sigh of relief – too much liquid and long waits makes me a peeing machine.

My relief soon turned to panic as I notice two tennis shoes pointed towards me on the other side of the stall and a strange poking movement occurring on the other side of the tissue paper seat cover dispenser. Soon the box holding the diaphanous seat covers began to rustle and move with more vigor – I began to hold onto the box from my side as it began to be clear to me that someone was trying to pull the entire box out of the tissue paper dispenser. The result of such tissue box removal would be the appearance of a big gaping hole in the side of the stall where the tissue box now resided. The actions of this unknown seat cover box rearranger was threatening to expose me to a world of luggage totting passersby, as I sat minding my own business in a stall in an airport washroom – giving a whole new meaning to getting a little exposure.

The person on the other side was getting annoyed at me for holding the box – I was holding it real tight. It’s hard to finish using the porcelain convenience while holding a big box of tissue paper seat covers in place. The only thing that kept me going was focusing on how huge a window the space where that box sat would provide the world at large into the details of my bathroom break.

I won the battle in the end – the box stayed in place – barely. I left the airport restroom with an empty bladder but also with a worried mind. I would never feel the same level of confidence in the privacy of public bathroom stalls again. From now on vigilance will be my watchword.

8 comment(s) | previous | next

Add the Isle to your D-Land favs | Visit Little Island - the Suburban Blog
Visit Perfect View - The Scenic Webcam Blog

  • Sunday, Jul. 19, 2009 - Everything and Nothing
  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 - No Nap Zone
  • Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 - Procrastination
  • Sunday, Jun. 29, 2008 - Travel Constraints
  • Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2008 - Banking for Dummies
  • Random Isle Entry