Friday, January 29, 2010

Back From the Hiatus, with a Query

So sorry we haven't been active on this blog for a while! I hope we haven't lost too many of our adoring fans.

Today I would like to pose a question to you, as I can't decide whether this is just weird or if it actually violates some rule of etiquette. Therefore, I leave it to you to decide.

There is a certain person that doesn't work for my employer, but visits the building on a regular (e.g. at least weekly) basis. Every time she comes in she makes a pit stop in the restroom, and to put it delicately, she takes her time. And every single time she sits in the restroom for her 10 or 15 minute "break" she whips out her cell phone.

Now, it's one thing if you send a quick text from the toilet. It may be a little weird but no one really has to know, right? If one does so with the sound turned all the way up on her phone, making it obvious to anyone else who happens to also be in the restroom what she's doing... Okay, fine. Text away shamelessly, that's your business I suppose.

But it's quite another thing to carry on a full telephone conversation while sitting in the stall. And it's a whooooole other thing entirely to be carrying on said conversation with the phone on SPEAKER.

Yeah, I said speaker phone! In the bathroom!! Whilst doing things that many women don't even admit to their significant others that they do!!!

So you tell me: Rude? Or just plain gross? And as my high school English teacher used to say, "Be specific."

Love and kisses,



Christina said...

It's weird, gross and just not acceptable at all! Speaker phone? So the person can hear her doing her business? I think she deserves a friendly knock on the stall door with a "get off the phone while you're in the restroom!".

Steph O. said...

Ummm, it's a pretty regular habit where I work to talk on your phone where ever you are on break. I'm selective about who I talk to on the phone in the bathroom though (mom, dh, little sis). And, it's weird I know, but I can't #2 in a public restroom unless it's an absolute dire emergency; so no chance of that EVER being heard.

Speakerphone though? That's more than a little odd.

Pinkzombies said...

well, I can actually completely relate to this. I have a more if not at least equally distrubing situation that i have to deal with weekly. There is a older lady on my floor that makes horrible sounds everytime she goes to the bathroom. i dont want to say anything for fear she has a medical condition that makes going to the restroom very painful. But honest to G#d is gives me the creeps, ESPECIALLY sense half the sounds she makes sound sexual and Lord only knows if she is actually givin' herself a "treat". ha, sorry.

Well, i would just go on record to say that it's common knowledge that going to the restroom is shy or ackward for some and it's nice to be quiet and quick...
ALSO, IF YOU MISS, WIPE IT UP LADIES...seriously!!!!!!! gross!!