So, I have mentioned before that I have had some digestive issues. Most of the time I have a hard time even having a bowel movement once a day. Well, today, I had the exact opposite problem! Let me set the scene for you…..
I had just picked my class up from recess and lunch, and we were back in the classroom. The kids were quietly working on their laptops working on their technology skills when my stomach started to feel weird and gurgle. Panic set in! I had no special this afternoon and therefore, no break until the end of the day when school dismissed! Oh my, I was not going to last that long! I propped my door open and told my teaching neighbor that I was having a bathroom emergency (I felt like one of my students!! If you only knew how many times a day I was told that someone had a bathroom emergency……)! Also…. just to make matters worse…. I was wearing WHITE PANTS!
Anyway, I walked quickly (almost a jog) to the student bathrooms because those are much closer to my classroom. I get there and it appears no one is in there! SCORE!
Let’s just put it this way……. it didn’t sound like I was going “number 2”. And then the story takes a frightening turn……..
I went in stall 2, I always use stall 2! I am a creature of habit. This time, stall 2 was void of all toilet paper. Well, shoot! Panic sets in. What am a going to do?? And then I realized something, I was not alone. The girl in my classroom who had just had a “bathroom emergency” was in there with me. (And had been the whole time….) And then I hear her voice. “Don’t worry, Mrs. Post, it’s just me!” Oh man….. I have probably scarred this girl for life.
After asking “Maggie” to hand me some toilet paper, I put myself together and walked out of that stall (with the little dignity I had left) to wash my hands. Together, we walked back to the classroom.
You guys, I cannot stop chuckling! Hopefully, this is not TMI, and you can get a good chuckle too!
Moral of the Story: Always check a stall for toilet paper before doing “your business”!