I'm sure we've all had those moments when we're in the bathroom at a bar or restaurant with our girlfriends and have started chatting about things.  Whether it was about work, kids or our dates, for some reason the bathroom is the place to chat.

Last night I met my husband at our favorite watering hole in downtown Billings for some wings and a beer. After a few beverages, I had to use the facilities. I walked into the women's restroom (a very small one a that) and both stalls were in use.

As I waited for my turn to do my business, the young lady in one of the stalls proceeded to say hello and apologize that she was taking so long. I told her no worries, take her time.

She then asked my name, so I politely told her.

She introduced herself and the gal in the other stall jumped into the conversation and introduced herself.

I told them both it was nice to meet them.

Here's where the conversation went "down the toilet" so to speak.

Gal #2 decides that she should be forthcoming and tell me that she is trying to poop and that she just farted. I chuckled a little and said, not a big deal.  This is the perfect place to try and poop. It is, after all, a bathroom.

Thinking the conversation was over (nope), she proceeds to tell me that she thinks she has stage fright (because she's at a busy bar) and that she can't go. I weirdly could understand that and told her it happens to all of us.

I wasn't sure at the moment what one should say to a total stranger about pooping.

As the young ladies left the restroom and I was alone to pee, I couldn't help but laugh at the conversation that had just taken place. I finished up, washed my hands, and headed back to the table to rejoin my husband. The two young ladies (I would guess mid-twenties) were standing near the end of the bar close to the bathroom door. As soon as they saw me, they yelled, "Hi, Karen."

I smiled and said hi.

One of the gals proceeds to yell, "I'm the one who couldn't poop!" I laughed and shook my head. I found out that they were there with several other twenty-somethings celebrating their friend who had passed away. His funeral was yesterday and they were at his favorite bar celebrating his life. I told them to party it up and that I was sorry for their loss.

I am still laughing about the bathroom encounter today.

What is the weirdest conversation you've had with a total stranger in the bathroom?





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