Okay, the only reason I’m writing about this subject is because we have these grab bars in the bathroom stalls at work. It didn’t occur to me that they can be just as much of a hazard as they can be a help. Let me explain.
Maybe this is only my issue. But we have only thirty minutes for lunch where I work part-time a few days a week. Naturally we have to rush through this time so there’s enough time to use the facilities before going back to our stations.
To make matters worse, because of the short lunch time, I always take my lunch and we have to carry clear purses so I tuck my lunch in there and take my bag with me to the break room for lunch. I usually take rice cakes and peanut butter and some grapes. I eat this for lunch every day. Good thing I like this stuff and it needs no refrigeration and is fairly fast to chomp down. And not fattening either, which is a good thing.
So I have to allow myself about ten minutes at the end of my break to use the ladies room. Sometimes there’s a line in there, as all of us girls know, and although I’m not apposed to using the men’s somehow I think they’d frown on that at work.
I have to carry the clear purse with me along with my clear plastic glass of water and my timer to keep me on schedule because I have to make a beeline from the bathroom back to work as fast as I can go.
Well by the time you get all this stuff in the stall with you there’s little time, believe me. Because of all this I was in such a rush last week that I whacked my head hard on the grab bar gathering up all my stuff to leave so I could wash my hands and get back to work on time. I almost knocked myself out and had quite a bump on my head for a few days. Has this happened to anyone or am I the only klutz around?