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    Red face You know you're tired when...

    you walk into the men's room at work! Yep did it! Luckily I was the only one there.
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    Done that, too - but it was at a truck stop.

    Those walls sure were decorated! And what were those urinals doing in there? I was in a stall with the door closed when I finally figured out that I wasn't where I had intended to be!

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    Oh Bear, that is so funny. It's bedtime and I'm sitting here laughing at your story.

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    I've done it too but I was a long time ago and I had ..ahem.. A little to much happy hour! Since I was a little mixed up it actually took me a while to figure out and by then I was finished. I DID Wash my hands I think. Yucky place!

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    I was 'holding' at work. Ran into the bathroom, used it and when I walked out there were men standing by the urinals... I sure did make a run for it to get out of there... Washed up in the woman's room....
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    I did it at the Kansas city airport.. I noticed the urinals, and left really fast.

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    Should we start a group...Sounds like we're a fun bunch!
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    Well drat!!!!

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    I had a very nice student assistant a few years ago from overseas. One day she came rushing back into the office very red faced. Seems she not only went into the mens room but used it as well and didn't realize her error until she was leaving and some guy walked in and gave her a funny look. She looked at the door saw the sign and the rest is history!
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    I can join this group .... was eating at a Japanese restaurant where they cook at the table. didn't want to miss any of the action so waited until end of meal but almost waited too long. The words on the doors were Japanese and I didn't take the time to be too observant. while doing my business, a couple of guys came in to do theirs. I just waited until they were finished before leaving the stall, then ran out of there as fast as I could brushing by a guy going in. continued running until I was completely outside and in the car. so very embarrassed. I've never been back to that restaurant to this day even though the food was outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie in NM View Post
    you walk into the men's room at work! Yep did it! Luckily I was the only one there.
    Been there done that, and a co-worker WAS there!

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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......

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    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!!!!!

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    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!!!
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    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.

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    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!!!
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I did that at the airport in Arizona . OOPS!!!!!!

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    I had the opposite happen. I was washing my hands in the LADIES room in a House of Flavors when a man walked in. I left quickly making sure to check the door on the way out to make sure I was in the right room.

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    In many countries throughout the World the toilets are not segregated. One soon gets used to walking past the urinals, manned or unmanned, and going to the cubicle. I'm just grateful when it is clean. It was not the Asian countries that I found housed the dirtiest loos.

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    I have done this a few times I finally quit getting embarrassed by it.. I now figure I gotta go and the first door is the right one - I would really be embarrassed if I did not make a rest room.

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