This has taken me a little while to be able to talk about. It was so traumatizing and emotionally damaging. We recently had a hurricane blow through and wreck our town. Power outages were everywhere and went on for days. On day 4 of no power, my new job asked that people meet up and go out to help clean up the area. (I won't name the job because they might be embarrassed to claim me after this.) Bear in mind, I've been at this job for about 3 weeks at this point, so I know nothing and no one there. The building we met at, I had only been at ONE time, for all of ONE minute.
Well, I ask if the building is open, so I can use the bathroom before we go, and I'm told it is. I walk in. It's dark of course, just like every other building I've been in for 4 days, but the sun is coming through the windows, so I manage to find the bathroom just fine. I walk in, close the door, and immediately regret not looking around first. It's pitch black in there, in a bathroom I've never been in, and I have no idea where the toilet is! I start feeling my way around in the dark, and manage to find the sink. Now, I reeaallyy have to go, so I consider for a second, then realize I can probably hold it long enough to find the actual commode. Keep feeling. Keep feeling.
Yes! I find the porcelain throne and immediately sit on it like the queen that I am and proceed to....well, you know. And at that moment, the door bursts open, because of course in my blind haste, I'd forgotten to lock it! "Aaaaaa! Occupied!", I shout, grateful for once that the gloom of no power means she couldn't have really seen anything. "Oh. Ok", came the reply, "Why don't I hold the door open for you and stand off to the side, so you can have some light to see?" Uh......well......this is awkward, but having already felt around in the dark and NOT found the toilet paper.....sure. Ok. We all have to work together to get through these difficult times, right? At this exact moment, in the gloom, when I am at my brand new job, with a total stranger as a witness to my urination, someone else walks by the open door as I'm pulling up my pants and casually asks, "why don't you just turn the light on?"
Please God no! No! That was just sarcasm right? Surely they jest. There is no way I just peed in front of a stranger, who I will now have to face in broad daylight, because we work for the same freaking company, for no freaking reason, right?
Slooooooowly reach out.......flip the switch.......and OMG the light came on!!!!
Oh the shame! Oh the humiliation! Oh my God, I have to now walk out of there, to be seen, publicly!
Well, we're not strangers anymore!