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It seems like I tend to write about serious stuff most of the time, and today, I was going to write about narcissistic rage. I will eventually write about that, but with only three weeks left until the election, everyone seems stressed, so I decided to write something that would make people laugh just to forget about all this political nonsense for a while 🙂
Probably about ten years ago or so, I took a flight from Greenville, South Carolina to Washington, D.C. A lot of things were going on in my life, both personal and work-related, and I had a lot on my mind. I sat down at the gate as I waited to board the plane. About ten minutes or so before I expected to board, I decided to run to the bathroom.
My mind was just a whirlwind of thoughts. As I walked toward the bathroom, I was so engulfed in my own thoughts that it was almost as if I was doing everything on auto-pilot. I didn’t even really remember walking into the bathroom. Once in the stall, I came out of my thought coma and suddenly realized that everything seemed to be so clean.
“Wow,” I thought to myself. “This place is cleaner than my own bathroom!” Anyone that really knows me knows that I am a germaphobe and very clean.
Still in awe at the cleanliness of the stall, I opened the door, took one step out of the stall, and then realized that I was staring at a wall of urinals. I quickly realized that a man was standing at one of them not far from me. I backed up and shut the door as fast as I could.
“OMG!” I thought to myself. “How did I not see that coming in here??” It actually scared me to think that I could be so engulfed in my own thoughts that I walked right past an entire wall of urinals without even noticing them!
Realizing that there was no way out, I peeked out the door. The man was still there, and I saw that he was dressed in a pilot uniform. I stepped back inside the stall, uttering a couple of cuss words to myself. I was so incredibly embarrassed, but I had to get out of there. I quickly walked out with my head down, my hand cupped around the left side of my face so I couldn’t see him. I quietly said “I am so sorry” as I passed behind him. As my steps increased to almost a sprint to get out of the bathroom, I ran right into a woman exiting the woman’s bathroom. She gave me the weirdest look as she realized that I had been in the men’s restroom. I burst out laughing.
“I went into the wrong restroom!” I shrieked through my laughter.
She burst into laughter. “Oh my goodness!” she said. “Oh, honey, we’ve all done something like that!”
“I am so embarrassed!” I responded. The two of us continued to laugh as I walked into the ladies restroom to wash my hands. I couldn’t stop laughing. As I walked back toward the gate, I tried my best to control my laughter and then suddenly I saw him…the pilot that had been in the bathroom. I kept my head down hoping that he wouldn’t recognize me. If he did, he didn’t say anything.
I was so thankful to get out of that airport that day! It was certainly a day I wouldn’t forget!