My husband and I went to write at a coffee shop one afternoon. The place we went to wasn’t part of a chain and it was new to us. I was thrilled to see Thai Iced Coffee on the menu, because I’ve only ever seen it on Thai restaurant menus. Of course I ordered it. I was looking forward to the cream and sugar taste of Thai Iced Coffee, but it tasted more like a melted, cold vanilla latte! And I’m not fond of vanilla lattes. So that was interesting.
Another interesting thing is something that frightened me and nearly started an anxiety attack. I went to use the restroom, which was a room for one person to use at a time instead of a roomful of stalls and sinks. After I shut and locked the door, the lights went out and it was pitch. BLACK. I began to panic.
The first thought that went through my head was, “What do I do?!?!” The choices I came up with were to bang on the door and yell for help, or attempt to find the switch. I was near the door, which was near the light switch so I patted the wall next to it, looking for the switch. I got lucky. I found it and turned the lights on.
After a few tries, I figured out that the lights shut off every 15 seconds or so. And that there was nothing unusual about the light switch, like you didn’t have to press it down or anything to keep the lights on longer. This was annoying, because the lights went out while I was using the toilet! 😭 Before I remembered that I could still pull my pants up in spite of the darkness, I began to panic, which for me includes a racing pulse and rapid breathing. Then I noticed that the switch had a small blinking light. So you could see it if it’s super dark because the lights shut off automatically!
Arrrrrrggggggghhhhhh!! I congratulated myself for making it out alive lol!
Has anything interesting ever happened to you while using a public restroom?