Things We Say (Part 3)

There is a response we commonly speak which makes about as much sense as the one prior.

Okay, imagine with me, you are in a public restroom and you want to check and see if there is an empty stall. Instead of turning upside down mopping the filthy floor with your hair while entertaining the mob of waiting patrons behind you hoping to use the facilities as well, you begin to nudge the doors to see if any are unlocked. Then, sure enough the fourth stall door swings ever so slightly. Relieved you press further to see if the toilet is suitable to use. As you peer into the stall hoping to find a halfway clean toilet, a woman in the most unbecoming pose is shocked by your presence and slams the door shut, screaming, “Someone’s in here.”

Embarrassed now that you didn’t mop the floor with your hair and give the others the unpleasant view of your backside, you beg, “I am so very sorry.”

This is when the nonsensical phrase is uttered. The poor exposed woman soothes with, “That’s okay.”


If it were okay, then we wouldn’t need locks or even doors on the stall for that matter. It is most assuredly not okay!

Okay, peeps, tell me what you think!


About bethanyswanson

I am a Christ follower, wife, mother, writer, teacher, artist, cook, sister, daughter, grand-daughter, friend, laundry lady, house keeper, taxi service, sensory of movies and tv, and work in progress.
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