Friday, October 26, 2007

Public Restrooms

Friends, I have made a very important life discovery. I have realized my biggest pet peeve. Sure, I'm irritated by the ever-present rude drivers, the unavoidable interrupters, and the oh so annoying ice chompers. But I have found the mother of them all.

Tell me if you can figure this out. At my work, the public restroom has, easily, 12 different stalls. Now, explain to me why someone would feel the need to occupy the stall RIGHT BY MINE when all the others are vacant! Why? I could maybe understand it if the person was physically unable to look and see that my stall door was closed. But honestly, I never thought it would be such a foreign concept - to take a quick scan! And here's what's the worst.. when someone walks into the restroom right behind me and STILL chooses the stall right next door! What is that about?

Do people really just not pay attention? Or do they have some uncontrollable need to be close to someone, even if it is in the restroom? I just don't understand it. At all.

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