Thursday, November 04, 2010
Nobody Likes to Read a Magazine at Work
Going to the bathroom at work is always awkward. I tend to drink a lot of fluids at work (coffee, tea and water) which sometimes necessitates numerous trips to the restroom. When I first started, I mapped out different routes to the bathroom so it would not appear that I was going to the bathroom every 30 minutes. Eventually, I got my own office which gave me access to the back door to our suite so I could come and go as I pleased.
What is even more awkward is running to co-workers or even the CEO in the bathroom. To combat this, I started using the bathroom one floor above our office suite when I needed to read a magazine. This worked well for a while, as it allowed me to avoid people I knew in the restroom. Unfortunately, I am pretty sure that the custodians think I am weird because they know I work on the first floor, but see me in the stairwell, when I don't technically have a good reason to be there. That is, until I came downstairs and ran into my boss as he was coming into work.
But yeah, the things we do to prevent people knowing when we're reading a magazine - or more accurately, reading Texts from Last Night.