Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Awkward...

Ok... so... awesome... Most of you know, I work in the Safety Department in a Paper Mill. By paper mill, I mean, environment where the vast majority of the workers are men. Anyway, my worst fear here has now officially been fulfilled (well, at least the most likely to occur worst fear). My office is in the medical department. We have one bathroom (for everybody), and then, if you go across the hall there's a classroom and a single women's bathroom as well as a single men's bathroom. Well, there's been a huge increase in injuries lately, so for the last week or so, they've been doing safety classes in that classroom everyday.
So... I was just in the bathroom (peeing, just to clarify), and I don't know if I forgot to lock the door (I never ever forget. It's something that is first and foremost in my mind everytime I go) or if the lock doesn't work... You can see where I'm going with this... I totally just got walked in on, mid-pee, by some seriously large mill worker. Now, I'm not saying that this couldn't have been prevented. I mean, maybe this time I did forget to lock the door. Still, though, if I see a bathroom door closed (especially if the light is on (which you can totally tell in this particular one)), I knock! I thought that was just what people do!
Anyway, I'm of course totally embarrassed... I just keep telling myself that it could have been so much worse. I mean, sure, I'm in a dress today, which means I had it all tucked up into itself by the neckline (by that I mean, I was totally exposing a whole lotta me), but still... he mostly maintained eye contact, and he was totally shocked (hehehe, maybe that'll teach him to KNOCK!). So it's not like he was rude about it... but still... awkward... Seriously, I think that I create awkward situations. It's like I'm some giant awkward magnet.
Anyway, I am thankful for the fact that I have my blog. Because now, instead of keeping my embarrassment to myself and letting it fester all day, I can share it with you and hope that I get some sympathy ;) I mean, who else will I tell? All my co-workers are men. They won't get it.

10 comments:

Ronnica said...

Embarrassing! At least you didn't have to worry about peeing your pants with embarrassment...

kd-m said...

awww! pumpkin! I'm so sorry! At least it wasn't your boss or someone you have to talk to when you walk back into your office!

Breanne Vasquez said...

Oh my - I am so sorry. I would have been totally embarrassed too. LOL - I bet it will teach him to knock though! Hopefully you dont see him too often

Lula! said...

You have my full sympathy.

Maybe this will make you feel better...at least you weren't mid-wipe. I have an entire story about being photographed mid-wipe, and how hundreds of people saw said photograph. When I get over my embarrassment (and truly, very little embarrasses me), I'll blog about it. But I refuse to post the picture.

Hope the rest of your day goes a lot better!

anne said...

Been there.
But of course I'm laughing. :)
My husbands older brother walked in on me once...yeah I was BUCK naked...changing from a swimsuit into clothes...so embarassing!

Tara said...

Ahhh... I am so sorry! I'm glad that you can share with us! I don't htink I have been walked in on by a guy... yet! I'm sure my time will come! Totally awkward - especially since you were in a dress. I hope the rest of your day went better!!

Mamasphere said...

Oh! Lauren! That would be so embarrassing! But why was the big ol' male mill worker trying to enter a women's bathroom?

My daughter decided to leave our stall before I was done with my turn on the potty and a whole line of women waiting in line got a really great view of me on the pot.

Gramma 2 Many said...

I am sure that it was awkward, but you will be laughing by tomorrow I'm sure.
Thank you for coming to see me yesterday. I really enjoyed the visit from each of you.
It is great getting to know such a diverse group of people.
I hope you will return and visit again.

~~tonya~~ said...

OH!!! I bet he knocks from now on!! If you are teaching a safety class--just look at it as a learning experience for him. HEHE

I left you an award on my blog!! Come pick it up.

You work at a paper mill in Louisiana. I know of several--in Pineville, Oakdale, Florien, any of those?? OH--I see your husband is in the Air Force--so you are probably up near Barksdale huh? I'm near the one in Oakdale.

Katie said...

Oh no, Lauren!! i would've died!