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I think I did that once in Japan back when I was 17 years old. A man in the stall next to me and a woman cleaning the restrooms. Did not see any urinals, so I still not sure what the classification of that restroom was. When I saw the man's feet and later the actual man, I got out of there a quickly as I could.
Sometimes you have to go so badly that you will blindly open any restroom door. I've done that but was really lucky no men were at the urinals when I came out of the stall.
I did it at our YMCA, when the women's locker room was closed for a short time and we were to use the rest rooms down the hall. There was even a male lifeguard standing outside talking to someone and I just barreled on it!!
Another restroom story - if you to Chimney Rock State Park in I think (South? North?) Carolina, and you go all the way to the top to see the views from the top of the Rock, check out the restrooms in the gift shop up there. It was beautifully painted in a scene of a forest, mountains, with animals, creeks, - very pretty. I washed my hands and turned around to where I thought exit door was. it was all painted, too. By looking for door closing mechanism at the top of the door, I found it and made my way out. I was told the men's room was painted the same way.
The gender signs are too high for short people.
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I did it about 40 years ago on a cross-country bus trip. We made a late night stop at a terminal somewhere out west and I thought I was awake......
you know you're tired when you go to a house you haven't lived in for a couple years but have been talking about it most of the day, walk in then run like crazy out the door as soon as you realize what you've done and hope no one saw you. The cars were parked in the garage. It was only a couple blocks away, same color and style but when I opened the fridge and saw tofu in there, I ran. Luckily, the others were upstairs. EMBARRASSSSSSEEEEDDD!!!!!
I've done it twice - at the same Goodwill, 2 years apart. I shouldn't be turned loose to look for sewing related items, when I am tired!! I used to be a custodian - you would have thought that I would have noticed the urinals, didn't take time to look, old and in a hurry!! LOL!!!
Aronel aka Lee
I have done it also, but most I do it on purpose. If there is a line and I cant wait I have Dh or one of my boys go in, check things out to make sure its empty and then I just go in and have them wait at the door to inform others. When you have to go you have to go.
Having lived in Asia for some 10 years I can tell you that seperate bathrooms are a new thing. On one of my first venture out into the countryside I ran (w/dignity, of course) to the rest room and there was a man urinating, with his back to me and a door ajar on his left. I walked right behind him and into the cubical and did my business (squating) and left w/o any problem. Perhaps being raised in the country helped me accept it all. But most people don't make such a big deal of human needs as we American do. When traveiing with a group (or even to a local concert at a college) the menfolk have told us when it's empty and kept the other men out while we ladies used both. They give you a 15-20 break and provide equal sized faciities for both sexes! Get real!!!
Last edited by Sierra; 10-10-2013 at 04:48 PM.