|ella's smile is freaking me out.|
If you’ve ever been over to our place then you know that we have the worst apartment layout ever. Our apartment opens up to a long hallway and the room directly in front of the entrance is the bathroom (pictures here).
This morning my kids (and my wife) forgot to close the front door on their way to school. Unbeknownst to me, they actually left it wide open while I was taking a shower. I walked out of the bathroom butt naked only to discover that anyone walking down our hallway could see me in my birthday suit. Luckily for me and more importantly for my neighbors, no one (to my knowledge) was in the hallway at that time and I quickly closed the door. I was relieved, but it did remind me of this one time when I was in college…
I had gone home to California for Christmas break and needed a ride back to Idaho where I was attending school. Before heading home, I had picked up some girls number on a bulletin board that said she was driving back from the Bay Area to Rexburg Idaho and was looking for people who needed a ride and could kick in some money for gas.
Over the break we had spoken on the phone at setup a time and place where we would meet for the long drive back to Idaho. As we began our journey across the country, conversation was dull at best and I quickly realized we had little in common and that we were both content listening to the radio or our CD’s.
Somewhere in Nevada we pulled into one of those half KFC half Taco Bells. She hopped in line and I went to use the restroom. The restroom was positioned directly across from where the people were standing in line and consisted of one large room with a standard toilet.
I will attempt not to get to graphic here but I had to sit down to use the bathroom. After completing my duty I stood up to wipe. At this point, I need to call out the fact that I am standing in the middle of this room with my pants and underwear down around my ankles. That’s when the door opened. Somehow I had forgotten to lock the door. The problem was that the kid that had opened it was so shocked to see me standing their fully exposed and wiping my ass, that he just held the door open. And that’s when I saw her, the girl that had been driving me back to school over the last several hours.
There is zero chance that she didn’t see my private part. We made direct eye contact and I had one hand behind my back wiping and the other out stretched towards the door. I can still remember the look of disgust on her face. I shut the door. Finished up, washed my hands. Ordered a nacho supreme and a 7 layer burrito and ate them at a table by myself.
What was far more awkward than her seeing all of me, was the next several hours in the car. We never discussed it, and I got the sense that she was actually upset at me about the whole situation. In all fairness to her, I never was much to look at and I probably ruined her appetite.
P.S. This is not the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me in a restaurant bathroom… but I’ll save that story for another time.