Thursday night I had to go to Walmart. Now, the nearest Walmart to me is a bit of a drive (25 minutes, give or take 5), so I decided to stop by the bathroom before I left. When I got into the bathroom, there was a woman there with three little girls. The little one was in a stroller. All three regular stalls were open and the handicap stall was in use. The oldest girl goes into one of the regular stall. The woman with the stroller just stood there with the baby and the middle child. I waited for a bit and then asked "Ma'am? Are you in line?" She ignored me. I asked again, "Excuse me ma'am, but are you in line"? There were two open stalls and I had to pee, but I tried again a little bit louder, since I know what it's like to have three fairly small kids. It's super easy to just get zoned out. She still didn't respond. Now, but this time, it had been about two minutes, which is a long time to wait with two empty stalls. I assumed at this point that she was either waiting for the handicap stall in order to bring the stroller in and help the middle child, or she was just waiting on the older child, who apparently had a tummy ache.
So, I started to walk past her to go into one of the empty stalls. At this point she starts screaming at me, saying something to the effect of how dare you, what makes you think that you can go before us, and so on and so forth. I replied quite calmly that I'd tried asking her three times over the previous two minutes if she was in line, but she ignored me. There were two open stalls and I had to go pee. She started screaming and cursing at me. I motioned to the empty stalls, and she still didn't go in, just kept screaming about how I must be racist and yadda, yadda, yadda. Whatever. I went to an empty stall and ignored her. When I left she was still screaming at me, and she still hadn't gone into the other empty stall.