Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Now this is bizarre. Over an hour ago, I went to the rest room. The "favorite" end stall was occupied, so I went into the one at the other end of the row. I could hear snoring. The person in the end stall was sleeping? Or was it my imagination? Or perhaps the person is obese or has another health problem that causes her to breathe really loudly? Oh well. I forgot about it.

Just now -- over an hour later, a colleague came up to me and exclaimed "someone is asleep in the bathroom!" I said, "I know, they were in there an hour ago too." She said "I looked under the door and there are no legs, so they must be laying on the ledge near the window." I am not sure there is room to stretch out, and there is a heating vent on the ledge that sticks up and would make it uncomfortable. We both noticed that it stinks in there something terrible -- so maybe she (?) is ill.

It is not a busy bathroom at all; few students wander up to the third floor and there are not a lot of female faculty so we have no idea who it could be. I'm not sure at what point we should intervene. Never a dull moment!

Added: It's a student, and she refuses to leave the stall. Also does not want us to call anyone to help her.

Still later: She finally left at about 2:45 -- after being in there for several hours. The awful odor lingered for much longer, unfortunately.


Elaine of Kalilily said...

So that means you don't know what really happened to her???

howzerdo said...

I had class from 1:15-2:30. She was still in there when I left for class. As I was returning to my office after class, she came out on her own -- she just opened the door and walked away. Not sure who she was or why she chose the bathroom on my floor.