At the hockey game the other day, I was working in a different building, the baseball stadium for the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Park. Since I’d only worked there one other time, please keep in mind that I don’t know my way around that well.
As I just missed the elevator, I noticed a set of stairs next to it and figured I could catch up with my coworkers by taking the stairs down one flight. I enter the stairwell and as the door shuts behind me I hear a buzz and a click. Doors don’t usually make noises like this, so I turned and tried the door. It was locked! I panicked a little, ran down a flight to try the next door…locked! One more flight and still locked! I thought I was going to end up sitting in this stairwell and everyone would wonder what happened to me! I would be missing the whole game, trapped in a stairwell! And let’s face it, I would be teased for months.
One more flight down and the door opened. Phew! I actually made it to the elevator as it opened and my coworkers walked out.
*Please excuse three “Den” posts in a row. Nadia is defending her thesis today so I agreed to post for a few days so she could focus on such a huge, important project. And also excuse my crude DO hand drawing/watercolor…I wanted to give her as much time as I could.
How many of you know what a urinal is? Basically it’s a toilet to pee in that’s attached to a wall. It’s for men…stand-up pee-ers only. Although I have seen a funny movie or two where a girl uses one. There are little walls between each one and they stand in the middle of a bathroom wall so that, technically, while a man pees, everyone else who walks in can see him from behind. They look like this:
Well, men walk up to them, unzip, whip it out and let the pee go. Nobody sees anything but their back. It’s quicker than using a stall and saves water. But last week after a movie I ran in to take a quick leak and there’s a boy, I’d say around ten or so, peeing at one. The difference is, instead of unzipping, he just pulled his pants down to his ankles right there in the middle of the public bathroom! I quickly looked away and felt VERY awkward at a bare ass in the bathroom. Consequently, I decided to hold it in.