Monday, April 29, 2013

Today's awkward moment brought to you by - unisex dressing

As I'm headed home today, I'm thinking I have time to get a few errands done before my kids get home, and away I go.

While I'm in the store, nature strikes and so I make my way to the bathroom.  TMI?  Well it's part of the story and that's the only reason why I'm bringing it up.

The bathroom is a single entrance, women to the left, men go to the right.  I turn to the left and stop dead in my tracks.  Standing a few yards in front of me with their back to me is a dude!  Crap!  I look around and don't see any urinals, and I'm pretty sure I went the way the girl sign was, thinking what do I do when there's a dude in the girl's bathroom?  And the guy turns around.  And it isn't a guy.  It's a girl!  And it must have been pretty obvious that I thought she was a he because she kindly tells me, "You're in the right place."

I've been caught and say the only thing that comes to mind, "Sorry."

She starts to walk out, gets by the door, when she turns and with a fair amount of anger in her voice said, "Didn't you see the sign?"

My reply, "I wasn't paying too much attention."

What do you do?  Casually toss out, "Hey - thought you were a dude - my bad."

(Bonus points:  can you guess what store I was in?)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Um, You're Welcome?

"Mom, can I say thank you?"

"Of course.  You always can."

"Well thank you mom."


"Teaching me stuff."

"You're welcome."

"I mean, I've gotten away with a lot of stuff this year because of one piece of advice you gave me."

"Really.  What's that?"

"If a teacher comes by and you act like nothings going on, they won't think anything is going on.  I mean, it works most of the time and I've gotten away with so much stuff this year.  Thank you!"