Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Stranded

Today, I got locked in the disabled toilets at work with noone else in the whole building to free me.



Im usually the last to leave in our building. I'm a team leader and like to stay on a bit to do all those little things I have put off during the day without interruption.

Tonight was no different.

I went to the bathroom before I left for the day. I usually use the disabled toilets for two reasons-

1. We dont have any disabled people employed here so its always free

2. It's my own protest about our only other toilet being situated off the kitchen. Yes. OFF THE KITCHEN. I find that quite gross, don't you?

So here I am, happily doing my business, washing my hands etc.

I tug the handle to get out and...it's stuck.

My stomach drops.

I wiggle it some more.

I start to panic, because this bathroom has always reminded me a little bit of the one from Saw. Ive never seen a dead body lying in the middle of it, but surely that could happen any day.

Then the automatic light turns off.

Aaargh!




I wiggle the door hysterically, yelling out. No use- everyone else has gone home.

My phone isnt even in my pocket!

There were tears. Im ashamed to admit it.

I tried to McGyver the lock with my hairpins, but without vision this seemed to be an unlikely scenario.






Finally, I slumped down against the door and sat there, with no energy or the will to cry out anymore. I had resigned myself to the fact I was simply staying the night here.



I even did a weak little smile at the thought of me being the very first in the office tomorrow, which never happens.

By this stage I thought I had been confined for HOURS.

Suddenly, I bolt upright. I reach about 4cms under the lock I have been jiggling, scratching, banging and poking at for what felt like eternity, and simply turned the little latch.

I was so caught up in my own hysteria, that I could have simply OPENED THE DOOR PROPERLY the whole time.

Doh.

The kicker? I looked at the clock when I got out, and I had only been in that dreaded toilet for 21 minutes.

I'm so using the toilet that is off the kitchen from now on.

20 comments:

  1. Hahahahaha, you are hilarious!
    I'm sure I would cry and scream if that happened to me. I'd also most likely swear...A LOT!

    xx

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    1. Oh yes, there was certainly some cursing!

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  2. HAHAHAHAHAHA oh my god that would be really scary!
    Good to know you escaped and are alive to blog about it

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  3. Oh I saw your post on VF asking how to add the little imagine up the top on your blog.

    Dashboard > Design > Favicon

    Favicon is just above your Navbar, and you can google Favicons or make your own.

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  4. lol omg so funny, i would have freakked out worse than you.

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    1. Glad I'm not alone over here on my panic station

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  5. Hahah! But my goodness, I would've panicked too!

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    1. Hopefully I went through this so you dont have to!

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  6. Haha! I remember when I was a lot younger, I panicked because I couldn't get the bathroom door open. I pushed and pushed and pushed, but it wouldn't budge! Next came the smacking and screaming, until finally someone opened the door... in the other direction! I was meant to pull, not push :( Haha

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    1. Oh Cat, bahaha. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

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  7. Hahahahaha what a funny story! I would have done the exact same thing, don't worry! Being locked in the toilets was always one of my greatest fears when I was at school, it happened to a few people! Glad you're okay :) x

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    1. Ha, that would have sucked. I survived to tell the tale!

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  8. OMG I was getting panic-y for you! What a nutter.

    Funnily enough, our ladies toilet is off the kitchen as well. I hate it!

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    1. WTF is with that? I just dont understand why anyone would design it that way, lol. Its germy, and not to mention I dont need the ladies making a cup of tea listening to me pee, lol.

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