Post # 1
A comment in another thread got me thinking about this. Some women go to the bathroom in groups. If one person is going, the rest go too.
My close friends and I do not do this, but I’ve certainly had the experience where, because I was going to the bathroom, the other woman was too. One time the trailing woman (who I had just met) immediately confided in me once were in the bathroom that 1) She was currently on prescription drugs she had stolen from her parents, and 2) She was cheating on the guy we were double dating with (my boyfriend’s friend). WTF??? I had no idea how to respond to her, but there was no way I was going to keep secret #2 for her. So awkward!
Anyway, now I wonder if I’ve ever insulted any woman (made her feel like I don’t like her as a friend or something) because she indicated that she was going to use the bathroom and I simply acknowledged that and kept on with whatever I was doing, while she had been anticipating that this would be a bonding moment for us to chat. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I just go by myself when I need to go.. who needs to socialize in the bathroom anyways? Reminds me of my middle school days…
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@joya_aspera: I take a friend to the bathroom 1) In gym class because I don’t want to walk in alone lol (ok maybe that one is weird) and 2) when I’m at the club with a friend and neither one of us wants to be left alone to be creeped on – plus it would be near impossible to find each other again.
Other than that, no I can find the bathroom on my own 🙂
Post # 5
I hate it when friends follow me to the bathroom because I don’t like people listening to me pee. And the ones that try to follow me into the stall get a look of death!
Post # 6
I’m bladder shy and hate when people follow me to the bathroom. I have one friend who talks through the stalls and it drives me bonkers. Give a sista some privacy dammit!
Post # 7
@worldtraveler: Wait, people following you into the stall is a thing?! Oh hell no that would not fly for me.
I think the only person I go to the bathroom with is my mom and it’s usually like we’re out somewhere and we’re near the bathroom now, so go if you need to. I hate when other people are socializing in the bathroom, I just want to do my business and get out, I don’t want to eavesdrop on your conversation.
Post # 8
Like when I went out to the bar in college with friends usually one of us would go with the other either for the sake of walking to look around or just a change of scenery (with the purpose of checking out the cute guys on the way). Usually if we were at a bar with a big group some of us would still go together just to talk or keep company while waiting. We would go together if we were at a bar without seating and didn’t want to be left alone.
There was one bar in college I went to that had one ladies room and 2 toilets (no divider) in it!
Otherwise I would still go if I had to go the bathroom or if I was bored for some reason and wanted to chat I guess. I certainly don’t always go with people and go by myself plenty. As you can see it applies to mostly bars or bar/grills for me.
Post # 9
@joya_aspera: No. I can pee on my own. However, if I was in a sketchy place or somewhere I felt uncofrtable (not sure where that would be–maybe a bar?) I would bring a friend, but definitely not for socialization purposes!
Post # 10
I hate going to the bathroom with other people. If I know someone is in there I try to avoid it so I definitely don’t make it a point to go with friends.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I always have to pee, so if I folllow someone that’s why. It’s not a social thing.
If someone is offended because I didn’t follow her to the bathroom, then we really don’t need to be friends
Post # 12
If other women are already getting up from the table to pee, I’ll go at the same time simply so I don’t have to make them move again when I eventually have to go.
It happens, but it’s not really planned that way.
Post # 13
Agree with the bar situation, but other than that, no.
Sometimes it just happens, like after dinner at a restaurant when we get up to leave. But I wouldn’t go just because another woman was going.
Post # 14
I never understood the whole going to the bathroom thing. If it happens to coinside fine but I don’t go out of my way to share the experience.
Post # 15
@Eckle: Ha, it’s not a common occurance but I remember it happening once or twice in college. I remember once I felt awkward telling her to leave so she turned her back and I pretended to pee, and then made an excuse to escape the group 20 minutes later so I could go in private. Nowdays I’d be “I don’t THINK so!”
Post # 16
I go when I need to. I’m not going to wait until there is a group ready to head off to the ladies room, and I wouldn’t hold it to avoid being part of a bathroom group.