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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ah, Walmart...

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Photo from BoxTurtle

I recently frequented our local Walmart supercenter. Upon entry into the store, and realized that I’d probably be better suited to use the restroom before I went about seeking my day’s purchases.

I slipped into the restroom and immediately noticed a set of shoes under one of the stall doors. They were a bit…effeminate (to say the least) but then again, who was I to judge a person by what they chose to wear on their feet?

In the space of about a minute I was washing my hands at the sink when a toilet flushed and the stall door opened. A middle-aged woman stepped into the main area and caught my eye in the bathroom mirror.

The expression on her face was one of pure disgust. I could almost hear her readying to blast me with a fiery sermon on inappropriateness, and to berate me saying that I was a complete pervert. As she opened her mouth to speak, her eyes swung over and she noticed – I imagine for the first time – the urinals.

Her expression instantly went from shocked to appalled, and her entire face went a shade of magenta akin to deepest cherry. She immediately made a hurried exit from the restroom without speaking a word.

I couldn’t help but smile as I imagined her practically running across the store - someplace she was probably hoping she wouldn’t run into me. After all, it was she that’d been the wrong place, not me.

After nearly fifteen minutes of shopping, I noticed this woman down a distant aisle. I walked causally so as not to draw her attention. When I passed by her, I wished her a nice day.

She looked sheepish.

Ah, Walmart…you have once again made my day.


Oh, I should probably mention that I posted today over at Adventures & Misadventures of Daily Living.

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Just be glad you weren't standing at one of the urinals using it when she walked out. Poor lady would have had a heart attack. :D

I can't tell you how many situations I've gotten myself into just like this poor lady. You just have to laugh. It's all you can do when you get into the back seat of the car you are driving and sit there puzzled for a second wondering why that doesn't feel quite right. :D

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Ha! Not sure which one made your day more, the lady in the men's bathroom or finding her later and telling her to have a nice day.

Yanet of 3 Sun Kissed Boys

Crustacean Queen said...

You are one of a kind T...hahaha. Love it!

Mamma has spoken said...

Agree with all the comments made so far!
Once I used the restroom at Walmart and a mother came in with her son. All I heard, several times, was the mother saying,"Don't touch a thing! Theses bathroom are full of germs!" and "Are you touching anything? I told you these bathrooms are full of germs" I had to laugh when the little boy told his mother he was touching his 'you know what' because there was no way he could go to the bathroom without touching it.

M-Cat said...

Gosh - I needed the laugh today, thank you!

And now, I am fixating on the face that she didn't wash her hands ......ewwwwwww

Gerb said...

This reminds me of my own WalMart shopping trip just before Christmas. One lady was washing her dishes in one bathroom sink and another was washing some clothing! The conversation that followed was... actually, maybe I should write a post about this sometime. This could end up being a super long comment. The whole experience made me wonder if I was on candid camera or something! Gotta love WalMart!

tammy said...

I sometimes check 2-3 times just to make sure I'm walking into the correct bathroom because I know how easily this old woman could be me!

Minus the old part.

Teachinfourth said...

Needless to say, it brought a smile and a great story as well...

Gotta love that part.

Gerb, I hope you do write the story. I'm now wondering just why they were washing said items in the restoom.

Today's Gift said...

Haha! Walmart is always good for stories! I guess she'll double check from now on before using the restrooms there again.

Mike said...

hoo-haw! Great story...Note to self: double-check, double-check.

Rebecca said...

bwaaahahahhaha. Oh so funny! Thanks for sharing!

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