Monday, March 06, 2006

Y'know what I REALLY can't stand?

I cannot stand people who talk on their cell phones in public restrooms. Let me set this scene for you. I'm in the bathroom at Borders on a Saturday afternoon. There is a woman in the stall next to me. She was there when I walked in. I do what I went in there to do and go to the sink to wash my hands. Meanwhile, I hear the woman from the stall say, "Hi there! How are you? Oh, I'm in the bathroom at Borders peein'."

OK, first of all, her phone didn't ring and the way she spoke indicated to me that she had placed this call rather than received it. Further, let me be honest when I tell you that based on the sounds emmanating from her stall her description of her activities in there as "peein'" was woefully incomplete.

This is NOT a time to make a friendly phone call, people! I do not understand this urge at ALL. I mean, ok, maybe you feel that your time is being wasted while you have to sit in there for a few minutes, but that is not a reason to subject other people to that experience! You're in Borders! Read a magazine! Sheesh...

As my 5-year old cousin Collin has begun saying recently, "I need my pwivacy!"


  1. Anonymous9:56 AM

    The same thing happened to me while I was in the stall of the women's public restroom. The nerve of some people!

  2. Thank you, peanut gallery, for your comments.

  3. By the way, how do you like the groovy-cool new reader-locating map Alison added?

  4. "You're in Borders! Read a magazine! Sheesh..."

    I will never by a magazine from Borders again! Thanks a lot...

  5. Oh yeah and I am very ashamed to admit that I did once answer my phone in the restroom at Dulles. But I was washing my hands at the time and was worried I would miss my ride! So I claim extenuating circumstances

  6. Anonymous1:00 PM

    1. I am pretty sure that Borders does not allow you to take reading material into the BR. (But if people are making phone calls in there, who knows about the effectiveness of such a policy.)

    2. I have noticed this happening more and more! And shockingly, I'd say that 50% of the times I have heard it happen a call is being placed rather than answered.... Not that either of these is even remotely acceptable!!!!