Tuesday, July 10, 2018

PRACTICAL JOKE WHEN YOU HAVE TO TINKLE



When you have to go to the bathroom, you have to go. I’m not big on holding it. Just makes things worse. It’s especially bad if you’re out and about with no bathroom easily in sight. But imagine the relief you feel finding one just in the nick of time. This happened to me the other day. I managed to get to the Walmart bathroom in time... only to be greeted by a smart alec little boy... sliding out from under one of the stalls. He apparently had gone inside each stall and locked the doors, sliding out under them so that nobody could get in. I ruined his plans to do them all when I walked in the women’s room. He quickly scurried out the exit... giving me the evil eye, laughing with no parent in sight... apparently worried about what an adult would do about the situation he created. My only concern wasn't what he had done, but that I wouldn’t be able to hold it any longer.  Fortunately he hadn’t gotten to the handicap stall yet, so I was finally able to relieve my bladder. And not a minute too soon. But I was upset about the kid trying to play a practical joke on store customers. It wasn’t funny to this senior citizen. Where was his mother? And what was he doing in the ladies room. Have you ever been a victim of such a thing.

10 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thank goodness, no, that has never happened to me. What a terrible joke to play. What goes around comes around and hopefully he'll have a payback coming his way someday. It had to have been a relief that one stall was open and not locked.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

lots of people really shouldn't have kids!

betty said...

Oh wow, this would not be funny indeed! It makes you worried about him if he is doing this now, what will he continue to do the older he gets? One can only hope and pray that next time he tries something like this he is caught by a store employee. Almost as bad as shop lifting I think.

Ever since the kids were young and during their potty training days, I've gotten into the habit of looking immediately when I go into a new place where the restrooms are. Its saved me immensely now that my bladder isn't what it used to be in my 30s :)

betty

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Taryterre, I love your stories. It wasn't humorous at the time, but you sure got a good story out of it. And it's just like you to get there in the knick of time when someone is trying to play a practical joke on you. I'm glad you got to relieve your bladder just at the right time.

I hope you are enjoying the summer days. It's a hot week here, in the 100's.

~Sheri

Mevely317 said...

OMG, what a rotten little brat! I wonder if episodes like this haven't warranted stores making folks ask for a key.
The worst 'potty trick' anyone played, I was probably 5 or 6 … just big enough to go all by myself … when someone leaving turned out all the lights. YIKES!

Chatty Crone said...

You know I am so naive - I never even thought of a kid doing that - awful. Hope he got some yummy germs.

jack69 said...

I HAVE NEVER BEEN THE VICTIM of such a joke, but I do know the feeling of "GOTTA GO". I can imagine the panic if they all had been locked from the inside. OUCH!!

Jon said...

What a ROTTEN thing to do!! The little bastard should have been reported - - but, at the moment, it was undoubtedly the last thing on your mind. I'm glad that one of the stalls was still open.

This only reinforces my intense dislike of children. When I was a kid, I would have never dreamed of doing anything like that.

NanaDiana said...

You just wonder why a kid would think to do that and WHY was a kid all by himself in a bathroom at Walmart with no parent in sight!?! Kind of scary. I have had a few of those "gotta go...gotta go...gotta go" moments in my life, too. xo Diana

Linda said...

I would have memorized his clothing and reported him to a store manager. Rotten brat. His mother probably would not have been surprised at all. She is certainly not supervising him!