Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Ladies Toilet

In the morning I had to go someplace to manage a few things. It was quite early and after a few cups of tea went to the toilet to take a leak. I was quite sleepy and yawning - that what happens when you sleep late and wake up too early. I had only about 4 ½ hours sleep which may be enough for others but definitely not for me. I need at least 6 hours deep sleep if I am to perform at my optimum.

Anyway, as I was doing my job, I noticed the colour of the tiles were pink. “Stupid colour- like a girl's toilet," I thought.

Then it suddenly hit me. I was immediately alert and all traces of sleep left me: “Was this the ladies toilet?”

I am sure that the sign on the door was like the usual one used to represent a man. Or was I?

I was about to rush out when I heard someone entering. This was definitely not my day. I quickly went back to the stall and waited, listening carefully. They were definitely women. Oh shit! What have I gotten myself into. They were talking about something irrelevant but I can’t recall what.

It was quite cool today, after yesterday’s rain but I was sweating like an ox in heat.

What if they discovered a guy was hiding in the toilet. They would think that I was peeping tom. Would they accept my explanation? Several negative images passed before my eyes - of me getting kicked out of my comfortable job, people pointing fingers at me, etc., what would my parents think? Would my wife believe me.

Then I pulled myself together. I would wait it out and slip out after the women left. A few minutes (seemed like hours) passed but these women were not leaving. They kept on talking about their families, children, and other random stuff. Please go outside and talk. I would think that a stinky toilet is not a conducive place for conversation but I guess I am wrong. And it seemed like they were going from one cubicle to another, flushing them. When they reached mine and they tried to open it – I gave a little cough, trying to sound as feminine as possible. I think they were quite shocked as one of them let out a curse – something in Kedah slang. After that I heard them leaving the toilet. I gave it about 2 minutes before rushing out of the cubicle, out the door without even washing my hands.

Waiting outside were these 2 “mak ciks” – giving me a strange look and smiling. They were the cleaning ladies. I don’t know why but I was slightly relieved. They apologized saying, “Maaf Encik” “we didn’t know you were inside.” I was puzzled and looked back at the door…..

men

It had been one of the most terrifying moments of my life but I was actually IN THE GENTS.

After the wave of relief, I alternatively felt foolish and angry - with myself, with the as------ who had designed this toilet (everyone knows pink is for girls and blue is for guys) and to people who let mak ciks clean gents’ toilets.

25 comments:

nong@kween said...

Adoiii!!! I can't help laughing!! So funny laa....

Halian said...

Haha. I had a friend too during the first year of university who had entered the clinic's ladies room just to pee for the purpose of urinal test. It was for the medical check-up. He was stuck there for 15 minutes and he heard things from zipper being opened and 'others'. Scary wei!

OuiOui said...

wa...I could only imagine chandler in the girls' loo reading this post.

Anyway, drinking a glass of orange juice with high sugar content might help your energy level when you lack sleep!

Tita said...

nyanying.......? whats wrong? nevermind.. at least we have one nice funny story to tell rahil and our grandchildren... he hee

Andreas said...

Hehe - that was hilarious - as long as it doesnt happen to me. It nearly happend to me already, but I always stopped at the last second.

Worse, I nearly went to the ladies' room in the gym center. Could you imagine what would have been their reaction????

z_mnor said...

OMG Adam! That is hillarious! LOL!

Jinny said...

I once walked into a cubicle that wasn't locked... and found someone doing some business in there :D

Anonymous said...

Haha...That's seriously hilarious

It's so different for girls..If we're desperate and the ladies' wc is too crowded, the usual thing is to get a friend to bang on the door and yell emergency out out out while the girl runs in

Unfair, innit?

-Lainie

CK said...

Hi Adam :)

Bloghopped from Dona's.

Wah, oghang Kedah ye? A very funny one at that :)

Anonymous said...

http://www.dubtastic.com/tutorials/thirds/thirds.html

pretty basic but useful, thought i'd share it with you :)
-Lainie

kljs said...

once my friend accidentally walk into the ladies toilet...lucky there was no one in there......he didn't know until he came out of the toilet and notice the picture on the door. when he told us, we were laughing out heads out!

PeNNyPupZ said...

AHAHAHAHAH omg! i was like reading and reading and reading! ignored the gents sign at first.. haahha i really thought u were in the ladies :P

thanks for the laugh dude :P

cccp said...

that's so bloody hilarious. i hate it when the makcik's are in the toilet while you're taking a dump. so embarassing.. for no reason :P

mrkiasu said...

Think its pretty common to mistaken between girls and guys toilet, especially in cases where the sign is not so clear. Personally, i had done this many times. Make me very pai se, somemore if the girls is in the toilet, they will immediately shout with a sharp tone. Need or not. Mistaken nia lah.

Adam said...

Thanks for all your comments guys. But I will be extra careful from now on I guess.

OuiOui: I have to try out ur remedy. I guess my problem is also related to the fact that I usually take tea at night.

Lainie: And you can get away with it. You gals are lucky. Thanks for the link.

CK: I guess I can call myself an 'oghang Kedah', after all I have been drinking 'ai-yah (air) Kedah' for about 3 years now. Hang dari mana? ;-)

ah pink said...

Once I was so pissed drunk I walked into the gents. There wasn't any sign, just an Elvis and Marilyn poster on each door. Arty, konon.

cyber-red said...

alamak ke dong dong lol

AlanK said...

Hi just found your blog, I shall link to it ASAP. Also the story was fun, I remember one of my friends did that at a party at student Union

SunGrooveTheory said...

Ha Haa!!! This is too funny!!
Thank you again for your comments to my blog :)
I do enjoy reading yours!

Madder said...

hahahahahaahahhaha.... Crazy!!! As I was reading the entry I can feel your fear man!! I was praying like "Gawd don't let him get caught" hahahahaahaha... but the part where you cough and tried to make it sound as feminine

Madder said...

that one really cracks me up!

BabyPink said...

ah, funny lah!:)

hehehe:)

sweetspirit said...

hehe funny stuff :)

Adam said...

Ahpink: I think you are referring to the toilet at Uncle Chili's Fun Pub in PJ Hilton. Yes, it could be confusing to me too if I were drunk.

About Us said...

That is pretty hilarious! Oh man, I feel for ya.

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