My husband and I had guests this week. My husband’s brother, Randy and his wife Sherry, came to visit for a few days. We did all of the typical tourist things in our area – a trip to Yosemite, antique shopping, etc, but we also made a short visit to Costco.
Sherry and I left “the boys” in line to pay for our purchases, while we went to the Ladies’ Room. We were laughing and chatting in there, and then left when we were finished. We found Randy waiting for us by the front door. Rick had gone to the Men’s Room. So we waited for him to come back. And we waited. And waited.
Eventually, we spotted him hurrying away from the restrooms, making a bee-line straight to us, with a funny look on his face.
Rick had gone into the Women’s restroom and was already locked in a stall before he realized his mistake. He heard Sherry and me talking, and texted me for help… but gosh, I knew where he was (or so I thought) and he knew where I was, so I had my phone in my purse and didn’t hear the little texting chime. He heard us walk out and thought, “Oh, my gosh, what am I going to do now!” He heard other women coming and going. So he just waited. When he didn’t hear any more talking, he peeked out the gap between the door and the stall frame, hoping that the room was empty. It was. He put his hand on the door latch to open it, and in walked another woman. He knew he wasn’t in a good situation, and knew that it would just take the “wrong” woman to see him there and start screaming rather than laughing at his predicament. Fortunately, the woman went into the stall right next to him, so as soon as he heard her latch the door, he opened his door and “high-tailed” it out of there.
After we finished laughing hysterically, Rick told us he thought it was “odd” that Costco had taken the urinals out of the men’s restroom. Should that have been clue #1?
I’m soooo glad this happened. I’m not mean. I don’t like to have my husband embarrassed. But, the same thing happened to me about 15 years ago, and Rick still teases me about it every now and then. Now all I have to do is wait for him to bring up my experience because now I have a story to tell too.