This might just be something that only happens to women, but now I’m curious.
If you’re in a public restroom stall (or just the restroom, if it’s a one-seater), or a dressing room or something like that, and someone knocks on the door, what do you say?
What I’ve heard:
“Can I help you?”
“I’ll be out in a minute!”
“Someone’s in here!”
“Just a minute, please.”
“Who is it?”
What do I say? Well. I don’t actually know. Sometimes it’s “Um…just a minute.” But I don’t have a set response.
What do you say? What are you supposed to say?
That just gave me a weird funny memory. After high school graduation, I did the Myrtle Beach trip with my friends that’s a tradition for everyone around here. And seriously, that week was National Walk In On Lorie In The Dressing Room Week. I must have been walked in on in dressing rooms at least five or six times that week. And what’s worse is that a lot of those shitty little stores at the beach have a “dressing room” that is really just a partition with a curtain or a flimsy door right in the middle of the store. So if someone whips that curtain aside and you’re adjusting the top of the bikini you’re trying on before you put the bottom on, well, everyone in the store’s gonna see your ass.
Not like that happened to me or anything.
It got to the point where it was a running joke with my friends, and by midweek I would station a friend outside the door to preserve what little modesty I had remaining. And I was all traumatized and afraid to use public dressing rooms for a month or so after we got back.
But anyway. I always thought it was weird when people say “Occupied!” I don’t know. It just is.
Or is that what you’re supposed to say?