Monday, February 12, 2007


Well, I don't have anything earth shattering to share, but here I am. I have been quite the busy lady lately. Hmmm...that's almost a tongue twister. I have thought of everyone almost daily, but I haven't had the time I needed to stop and post. Something embarrassing did happen to me in Wal-Mart the other day. Since my secret is out about Nathan NOT being potty trained, I will share.
I went to Wal-Mart for what I thought to be an uneventful trip. Once again, I had gone to the huge one that recently opened. Not long after arriving, my sweet one had "did" one and had me looking for the restroom. I went in and just for a fleeting moment, I noticed that there wasn't that many stalls for it to be such a large store. The thing I was impressed with was the changing table. It was nice, large and clean. Very interesting. I was trying to hurry and change Nathan as I heard someone "in" one of the stalls. Just as I was getting his pants up, A man walks in. YES. IT. WAS. A. MAN. With a huge look of shock on his face, he backed up. Another guy was right on his tracks. Thinking about it, they must have been together because he came in behind him. By this time, I am totally embarrassed and I am stammering, sweating, wondering, and trying to figure out why am I in here with two men. Trying to keep it together, I very nicely mumble something about not being in the right place.
All the while I am thinking surely these two men have made a mistake. I mean, I know I am in the right place. I pick Nathan up and try to walk out so nonchalantly. Upon exiting the bathroom, I am met by several men and women that have congregated outside the door. Yes, they were all there and had witnessed the conversation that had just taken place inside the restroom. And there it was, the plaque with the the male figure to indicate which sex had the right to use this facility. Now, I could have just died. Talk about stammering and murmuring incoherently, I was doing that for sure.
I don't remember looking at that sign before entering the bathroom. One reason is because at the Wal-Mart closest to my home, this is the location of the ladies' room. I now know that the placement of the restrooms is the opposite of what I am use to.
As for the person that was in a stall, (whom I assumed was a female) they never made another sound that I heard. I never saw them exit the restroom either. Then again, after I made my grand exit, I didn't stick around for a finale.


sara said...

thank you thank you thank you! You are so sweet to share this kodak moment with us! Really laughing here!!

Debbie said...

Yeah, in hindsight, I have wished I had my camera. The look on the first guy's face was priceless, then again, I imagine mine was too!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing, had my smile for the day.

Lisa said...

That's so funny!! You are not alone in your embarrassing moments!!

My "Walmart Moment" happened in the parking lot. I drove over a 32 oz can of baby formula which exploded on to a lady putting bags in her car, as well as her car and the car next to her. Do you know how sticky formula is? Do you know what velocity it can fly when hit by a car's tire? I didn't either until that very moment. It didn't help that it was a VERY hot summer day, as well. Wyatt kept saying "It's ok mom you didn't do it on purpose." I got a beach towel out of the car to help wipe off the cars and the lady, appologizing profusely all the while.

Oh, the joy!!

Sending you a "been there, done that" hug!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! Yeah, you know that completely helpless feeling! Lots of things happen at Wal-Mart.

BrideOfChrist said...

Oh goodness lol thank you for being so open and honest about what you go through :) Even if we all get a chuckle at your expense lol :) HUGS!

lady of value said...

Ohmygosh!! Thanks for givin' me my snicker for the day! We have all done the funniest things, even though is was NOT funny when it was going on. Have a good week!