Over the weekend, a bunch of friends and I went out for a few drinks after seeing a play. While at the bar, my ex and I (who became extremely good friends after we broke up a year ago) were having some great conversation when she said, “I need to pee. Come with me.” And I thought no big deal. It’s something that we do when we’re at each other’s house and the conversation’s on a roll and we don’t want to stop the momentum. So I go into the ladies’ room with her, she does her business and then we come out. Some of my friends gave us strange looks as we did but I didn’t think anything of it.
Then, today I was walking around campus and ran into two girls who I know and stopped to talk to them. Neither had been at the bar. One of the girls turned to the other and said, “Excuse me, I have to go to the bathroom.” Then she turned to me and said, “Well, are you coming?” At which point, they both laughed their respective ass off.
Here’s my question. Is there something terribly wrong with going to the bathroom with someone to continue a conversation? There’s only one toilet in that particular bathroom, so it’s not as if some stranger would walk in and get freaked out by a guy in the ladies’ room. And is going in the ladies’ room worth gossiping about to people that weren’t there?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.