Have you ever been so shocked or startled that you can’t speak??
You open your mouth to speak but there is no sound. It’s like you become dumbstruck and nothing comes out.
This happened to me a few weeks ago.
I happened to go to the bathroom 🚽 at work as you do from time to time throughout your day.
The main bathroom had workmen in there repairing a door handle so I went to the less used bathroom which has disabled access but can also be used in case of emergency etc.
So there I was doing my business and checking my phone as you do lol.
Someone tried to open the door but as it was locked I didn’t pay it much attention.
After all, if they tried to open it they would realise it was locked and go away as any normal person would do, right??
So can you believe my utter shock and disbelief when I saw the mechanism being turned 😳😲. Now this is something you would do if your child was ever locked in the bathroom and couldn’t get out.
You would get a screwdriver or anything that could fit into the groove and turn it to unlock the door.
I did not expect to see this happening at my workplace unless there was an emergency case whereby someone was stuck in the toilets. The fact that I was using the toilet which had disabled facility and you could alert someone by pulling the red cord if you were in an emergency situation, then yes this would make sense.
But to my horror I saw the mechanism being turned (after that initial attempt to open the door and realising it was locked) and I froze.
I was like “what the heck”!! No way is someone trying to enter the toilets whilst I’m in there 😳😲!!
So I sat there waiting for it lol. You know when you’re waiting to see what’s going to happen.
It was like time froze!! There I was waiting with bated breath!! Who could it be I wonder??
It was like I was getting busted!!
Frigging hell I wonder. What am I going to do??
Any normal person would have shouted out to make them aware that someone was darn well in the toilets but oh no!! I just sat there waiting, anticipating who could it be that was bloody trying to break into a locked toilet.
Suddenly the door bust open and mine and my colleague’s eyes made four lol 😂 (I can laugh about it now).
What the heck!!
The utter shock on her face when she saw me in such a compromising position lol. She quickly muttered her apology and closed the door.
Frigging hell!! Talk about being caught in the act lol 😂
How the hell am I going to face her now?
I hurriedly fixed up myself, wash my hands and went to confront her. I needed answers!!
Why did you? How do you? I was so shocked I couldn’t get my words out.
“I’m so sorry” was her first response. “I didn’t realise anyone was in there”.
What the heck? Woman the door was locked when you initially went to open it. Surely that’s a good sign that the toilet was already occupied by someone else innit??
“Why would you even think to break into it?”, I asked her.
“I saw someone did it before” she said. WTF?? “You’re not at home”, I said to her. “You can’t do that in a public place”.
She could see the utter shock and disbelief on my face so to calm the situation she uttered “you look better with your pants down by the way🙈”.
All I could do was shake my head and walk over to my desk as I try to make sense of what had happened.
I promise that will never happen to me again lol. If there ever was a similar situation, I’ll make darn sure I scream rather than stay silent 😂😂
One Love…..Karlz 💋