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Bathroom Safety for Roommates: Don't Hog the Bathroom

This is actually a true story! 

Have you ever had a roommate that hogged the bathroom?  Sometimes, this is especially hard, for an apartment of girls, with only one bathroom.  One day, I had come home from jogging and knocked on the bathroom door.  It was locked.  My roommate was taking a shower.  I knocked loudly on the door and nicely yelled to my roommate to hurry up because I needed to use the bathroom.   It was just one of those days and I couldn't hold it any longer.  The pain was unbearable.  And, as usual, this roommate just seemed to take forever in the bathroom.  This is one of the reasons I am grateful to be out of college with my own place with more than one bathroom, not to mention my husband takes much less time in the bathroom.

Anyway, I couldn't hold it any longer.  I felt frantic and looked for a way to relieve myself.  Then, it hit me.  I could use the big pot in the kitchen.  So, you guessed it.  I went #1, and #2, in the large kitchen soup pan.  After I did my stuff in the kitchen pan, I started rinsing it out in the kitchen sink.  Ok, it's gross, but it was the only place.  Anyway, when I was rinsing the pan, I heard my roommate coming out of the bathroom.  Naturally, I didn't want them to know, so I hurriedly put the pan back into the cupboard.  Then, my roommate told me I could use the bathroom now.  So, didn't quite know what to do, so I went into the bathroom and brushed my teeth.  Well, can you guess what my roommate was doing?  She was actually making soup!  Kristy, "Do you want some soup?" she asked.  I couldn't exactly tell her my predicament.  Instead, I quietly replied, "No thanks." I'll never forget the feeling of watching my roommate eat that soup.  Mostly, it's just something to look back upon and laugh about. 

The moral of the story is one of safety.  It isn't safe to hog the bathroom.  It is much better to communicate with people and see to their needs as much as possible.  If you come across as hard headed and rude, it can come back and bite you big time.  Large organizations and small businesses should keep this in mind.  Some companies come across negatively to employees by being uncaring and uncooperative.  The employer may reason that they have the gold and make the rules.  What they may not realize is that everything may not taste as it should.  In fact, some "invisible factors" do exist.            

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