is a virtue!
This I was taught way back at school as new 6th grader sharing the loos – as we flippantly called them – along with the big girls. High school taught a whole bunch of stuff to us girls, life’s little instruction booklet handed down the years.
- How you wear black under a white uniform so the straps aren’t out there in plain sight for all the roadside romeos to ogle and lay bets on.
- How you always sit crossing your legs at your ankles and not across your knees.
- How you instinctively place your free hand over the back of your dress as you get up buses or frankly anywhere you are a few inches above the rest of the world.
- How you always get someone to check your backside during ttom before we prance off into the crowds outside.
- How you pee silently.
With such tutored thoughts I stepped out into the world. I am not quite sure if it’s my sudden awareness or women are different everywhere or perhaps maybe am just the only prude in town, but seriously ladies:
What’s with all the the yakking while you do your job behind the stall?!
This morning 2 ladies from the floor entered the restroom along with me –
walk in: talk talk on ‘ooo, nice blouse’ ,
get in, talk talk: giving each other directions to places, ?!
still in: talk talk: about restaurants
I left them discussing the fish in some restaurant near the base.
..and before you ask me what I was doing so long, the answer is – all this in a span of 3 minutes. How do I know 3 minutes, coz I had a meeting to run to, and I looked at the time.
Now thinking back, it’s always happened. I go in with a colleague and she continues talking after I disappear behind the door. She keeps talking and I pray that I do not have to answer here from within our confines.
From what the TV shows me I believe men do their share of convos at the stalls too? Recently on looking up something on annual reviews I came across an article where the guy walked into the restroom, and during the process of doing his thing, his Manager steps next to him and proceeds to tear this guy into bits, in other words analyse the dude’s performance with a few onlookers. Now there’s a scalding scarring performance review imho.
Next people are gonna tell me that they talk as in have conversation while in bed too. I know, I know, go ahead scar me!