Since it’s that time of year, a couple days ago my Facebook Memories were filled with posts about attending Suzi’s reunion weekend at Mount Holyoke College, including a couple funny moments from 2013.
The thing about Mount Holyoke being a women’s college is that while the public buildings have men’s and women’s bathrooms, the dorms only have women’s rooms.
After all, only women live there.
However, if grads are staying in the dorms with their husbands/boyfriends/partners for the reunion weekend … we dudes would like to be able to relieve and clean ourselves.
Plus, let’s face it, I’m guessing the next time a student brings a boy back to the dorms will be far from the first time.
And we’re all adults here. You figure out a way to make it work, and sometimes, it leads to funny conversations.
Woman who walks in to see me contemplating the wall tiles as I wait for a shower to open up: “Are they all taken?”
Me: “I think so, and I’M not going to be the one to check.”
Woman: “You been here before?”
Me: “Yeah, this is my third time, although five years ago, I was only here for the parade,”
Woman: “So you know the drill.”
It all worked out in the end.
After I posted the photo above on Facebook, a friend from high school commented that one of her friends, whose wife was also a member of the Class of 1993, had posted the same one.
Small world, right?
Needless to say, I asked who it was, and I got a reply just before Suzi and I went to dinner that night. Suzi was in the bathroom when I found out, so I yelled the woman’s name from the open doorway where I was standing.
The next thing I heard was “What?”
Yes, she was using the restroom at the exact same time.
Needless to say, there was much laughter.
By the way, I think I should be clear that Mount Holyoke has a large, beautiful campus and I’m always impressed with the reunion weekend. The fun isn’t just in the bathrooms.
Plus, you know, we did get married there.