Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Does this picture inspire confidence? Two (two!) toilet bowl plungers at the ready. Even one plunger in a restroom cubicle would be enough to give a person pause.
And did I pause? Only for a matter of seconds. When you gotta go, you gotta go… A full bladder demands respect.
There was one other cubicle - with a symbol marking it as wheelchair accessible and with no plunger in sight. Tempting, but I could not bring myself to use it. What if a person in a wheelchair had to avail themselves of the facilities and I was caught using that one? I’d have felt so guilty…just terrible. Would I have been reported? Fined? Is my reluctance to flaunt the rules a Canadian thing (so polite, obedient & accommodating) or is it simply a Beth thing?
Pleased to report the use of a plunger wasn’t required. But I certainly scooted out of that stall ASAP after flushing. And I wonder - would I have actually used the plunger had the toilet overflowed? Am I THAT accommodating?
If I thought I’d feel awkward being caught in the other cubicle, imagine how I felt at the thought of being caught taking a picture of a toilet! What a bizarre fetish…