This happened on the weekend. I’m laughing about it now, but at the time I was so upset I was shaking. I was at the grocery store and I had an intense need to visit the bathroom. I have symptoms of IBS, and sometimes I just can’t hold it until I get home. This grocery store has two nice, clean bathrooms, one male and one female for public use. Each has a toilet and a sink and a lock for the door to the hall. I had just sat down when someone knocked on the door, and rattled the handle. I said, “I’m sorry, it’s occupied!”, and proceeded with my business. This older woman proceeded to rattle and knock and ask if “I was OK” and if “I needed any assistance” the whole time I was dealing with cramps and trying to focus on my objective. I told her to use the other bathroom, as it has a lock, and to please leave me alone, I’m busy! I have no idea what she was planning on “assisting” me with, I have been quite capable of wiping my own butt since I was 4! She was still waiting when I exited the bathroom, and I told her that it was extremely rude to rush people who were trying to use the washroom, and why didn’t she use the other unoccupied washroom if she had to go so bad. She just huffed at me. I hope she enjoyed the atmosphere, as there wasn’t time for the fans to”clear the air” so to speak. 0702-13
It’s tempting to start a new category on EHell called “Poop culture”. Anyway, are you sure you weren’t loud enough to cause concern for anyone within hearing distance of the bathroom door? A few unintentional grunts and groans as if you were in labor? Nonetheless, if you gotta that badly, better to use the men’s bathroom than to spread the urgency to others.