Wednesday, 8 February 2012


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'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.


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.


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.


  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!


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

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

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

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

  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

  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

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

  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!

    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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