I have a serious problem: I hate to use public restrooms. This includes at gas stations, restaurants and even at work. My small bladder only exaggerates this problem since I find myself having to use public restrooms more often than I would like.
I just hate thinking about all of germs and people who have been there before me. It kind of grosses me out. This is why at times I try to squat over the toilet trying to avoid touching anything in the room; because we as women have been cursed with the inability to pee standing up.
I'll never forget one of my first days at work in France. I remember having sat through what seemed like the longest meeting in my life and having to pee. I rushed out to try and find the restroom. When I walked in there were two stalls and one was occupied at the time.
I walked into the second one and saw this.
actual bathroom in my office
Dancing around trying not to pee my pants I went back out and checked the door.
It had the little figure with the skirt so I was in the right bathroom.
I couldn't even believe it. What was I supposed to do here? Where were the instructions?
I couldn't hold it in any longer. I put my feet around the rigged edges and squatted down.
I could go into specifics, but I won't. I'll just say that it was not a pleasant experience. There is an entire technique that goes into peeing in this type of bathroom, and my aim was not so good.
I was obviously not a good a squatter as I thought I was.
From that day on, I avoided that bathroom like the plague. Later I found out that the other stall was a normal bathroom with germ filled toilet seat and all. Even now, when I walk into the bathroom I can't help but giggle and the hole on the floor.