Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Meet me in the bathroom in 10!

I don't know what was in the water today at my office but I managed to stumble upon 3 meetings between superiors in the some of the most strange places ever. Places where I thought they couldn't possibly actually be having a meeting but apparently they really were.

Meeting 1

So I got to the elevator lobby and discovered the Financial Director and an Executive Producer discussing some new deal they were setting up. It was weird and awkward. I needed an elevator and there were none in sight and they kept looking at me like I shouldn't be there. I felt as if I should leave but I really needed an elevator, but they kept looking at me. I kind of felt like we were about to enter a Western standoff but then thankfully the ping of the elevator was my savior and I escape that awkward situation.

Meeting 2

I already have issues going to the toilet when there are other people in the stalls - I don't know I think I get stage fright or something - but today really pushed it to the limit. I went into the toilet, entered the cubicle and was about to "do my business" when two people enter the bathroom and start discussing a development idea that they are hoping to get commissioned. Now I'm trying to pee without them realising I'm actually peeing - seriously do NOT like other people hearing me pee! And they do not seem to departing the bathroom anytime soon. Worst part is as soon as I realise that they can hear me pee I am incapable of going to the toilet. Then after being in the stall in complete silence I have to come out, wash my hands and excuse myself. How embarrassing.

Meeting 3

Sometimes I use the fire escape stairs if I only need to go down a floor or two and today was no exception. Except this time I encounter the Director of Factual and Entertainment and another colleague having a furtive conversation in the stairwell. I come in, they stop and stare at me. I walk down 3 flights of stairs and that whole time they do not talk to each other. I leave and I'm pretty certain that they continued talking. I wonder what they were discussing ... It was like a mini drug deal or something!

What is the strangest place you've ever had a meeting or encountered other people having a meeting in?


DelBoy said...

Do you think that maybe one of these places is the elusive "Contemplation/Prayer Room"?

The Divine Miss M said...

oh my god Delboy you so could be on to something there!!

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

Have you tried not caring about who hears you pee? Because... everyone pees. Shocker! :)

I left you a message as to why I work at 6am in my blog.

Anonymous said...

If it's big enough to accommodate two people, it's a meeting room.

The Divine Miss M said...

@kyk - I guess ... but would you really want to conduct a meeting in a garbage skip?

@pdx - I know we all pee, but for some reason it freaks me out!

Sheppitsgal said...

Flush as you go, then they can't hear you!

Lopz said...

Oooh, nice new layout! I'm not going mad am I... it is new and hasn't been there for weeks?

My housemate has the same problem with peeing in public. We've tried all sorts of things to cure her: leaving a tap running, making sounds of waterfalls (it's really quite difficult), making her wear ear plugs to she can't hear other people in the bathroom... no dice. I think peeps like you are doomed to Pee Paranoia forever ;-)

The Divine Miss M said...

@lopz - no hon you're not imagining it. I was bored last night ;) I'm quite taken with it though!

Ye us weird pee'ing people are doomed for eternity ...

@sheppits girl - do you only pee in spurts? Also I don't like getting my bum wet as I pee!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Um, do people not believe in boardrooms anymore?
Maybe you should call a meeting in the broom closet.

I've had a full on meeting on the smokers balcony, but that's as "crazy" as it gets.
hahahah! How bizarre Miss M! Have a great evening x

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Interesting places to have meetings! Sorry encountering them created bad feelings in you.

I think the most unique meeting place I can remember was when I was an army officer and I met with two other officers under a desk. Of course, there was a reason for that, but it’s a very long story.

KaB said...

Bugger...I'm not sure! We always tend to meet in the boardroom or in managers are always walking around or busy so to catch them in an odd place is few & far between!

As for the weeing thing...I use to be like that! I hate weeing when at the dude's place...for some reason I feel like I'm too loud or something! Eeek...

The Divine Miss M said...

@blonde - why I did, thank you very much :)

@nick - I REALLY want to hear that story now!

@kab - I was seeing this guy who's toilet was off the open plan kitchen and living room. Whenever we watched movies/dvd's and I needed the toilet he'd pause it and I was in constantly fear that he could hear me peeing!!

I don't know why that bothers me so much. I don't mind strangers hearing me pee but for some reason people I know, it just freaks me out.

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Miss M, you are super funny with the peeing story! LOL!

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

at least they weren't participating in some group sex.

be grateful.

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