He he! Oops!

January 23, 2011

Last night we slept in a kind of gross hotel. Yeah, it kind of sucked. But we woke up, walked on the beach and headed out to one of my favorite restaurants—Currents, the restaurant in the Sarasota Hayatt Hotel. THE BEST! If you ever are in Sarasota, go there! Get the tacos!

Anyway, just after we ordered I went to the restroom. I confidently walked in and did my business. As I was just leaving the stall I looked up and saw…a man! Gasp! Standing at the urinals! “Uh, am I in the wrong bathroom?” I asked. The man was (luckily) just on his phone finishing up another kind of business. Thank God! He started to walk out, but then realized there are no urinals in the girls restroom, so it must be me who is at fault. So then he wasn’t sure if he should leave or not. I told him I might as well wash my hands. When I looked in the mirror I realized I was bright red. Heh heh.

So awkward! I told him not to tell anybody and then I proceeded to text all my friends and tell all of you. Welp, I realized that everyone’s done it and it’s no big deal. Right?

Come on, somebody make me feel better!

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  • http://g-bowsandpearls.blogspot.com Gertrude

    Just to make you feel better.. I once did that on purpose cause I couldn’t wait any longer, and the queue at the girls’ restroom was soooo long! But there wasn’t anyone in there… and my boyfriend acted as a bodyguard outside haha! Don’t tell anyone now ;) x

  • http://www.miss-melissa.com Melissa

    One time I walked into the men’s washroom and panicked. I repeated “Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh” over and over while turning in a circle before rushing out.

    Another time I was out for brunch and I went to use the washroom. When I walked out of the stall there was a guy standing there. I was SURE I was in the right washroom. Turns out we both were. Both the mens and womens door led to the same washroom. The urinals were in closed stalls as well so it wasn’t that awkward. Still not sure what I think about the shared washrooms though!

    Don’t be embarrassed. Honestly, it’s those moments that give you something to giggle about :)

    Melissa xo

  • http://www.elleninitaly.blogspot.com Ellen

    Oh man! We have all been there. It happened to me the first day of high school! I am pretty sure it is one of the most embarrassing things but also makes for great stories.

  • Angie

    I’ve done it. In high school, with the entire cheerleading squad and all the girls trying out for the next year’s squad watching, with jaws on the floor. Whoops!

  • http://www.aliciablogs.com Alicia Blogs

    Haha I’ve totally done that as well! I’ve also been in the bathroom before and a guy walked in thinking it was a men’s restoom. Awkward! It happens to the best of us :)

    P.S. Gross hotels are the worse, I feel ya on that one!

  • Lauren

    Are your pics from that beach area down the street from the Hyatt? They look like where we had our wedding pics taken!

  • http://ramblingofasmalltowngirl.blogspot.com/ Kayla

    This might make you feel better. At a concert this summer I had to hold my breathe and cut in the boys port-a-potty line cause I couldn’t hold it anymore. I literally got cheered for by all the guys in line when I was done…

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  • http://imhere-lindseyrhodes.blogspot.com Lindsey Rhodes

    Yes, yes. This does indeed happen on accident and sometimes on purpose! I typically do this when we are out on the town- girls just can’t seem to get it done fast enough! I always find myself sneaking in the boys stall- oops! ;)

  • http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com Nuha

    oh my goodness, hahaha I don’t think I’ve done it before, but I feel like karma is going to kick me in the butt soon!

  • http://rosealamode.com Linda

    No Lauren, they’re in Seaside, FL.

  • http://rosealamode.com Linda

    Oh my gosh! You guys are cracking me up! I’m so glad I’m not alone. And Nuha, when it happens be sure to come back and tell us all about it so we can make fun of you! :P

  • http://www.meg-land.blogspot.com Meg

    Oh my gosh! So funny, but yes, so awkward!

    Just came across your lovely blog! Excited to follow :)


  • http://everydayinjeans.blogspot.com/ Carrie

    I have done it once by accident in a hockey arena. And a couple times because I too couldn’t wait any longer. I walked in and said “sorry guys, gotta go and cannot wait” . One guys told me I could stay as long as I wanted! ha ha.

  • Berni

    Hi, Linda! This is my first time posting, I found your blog through Sydney’s The Daybook a couple of weeks ago. Your blog is lovely! :) And you’re definitely not alone. It happened to me too, I had gone camping with school (must have been in 6th or 7th grade) and I went into one of the changing rooms thinking it was the girl’s room, but it was the boy’s. And some of them were getting dressed, too! But I got out of there so fast that I didn’t see anything, thank goodness :D Still, it was sooo embarrasing, haha.

  • http://heatherparrish.blogspot.com heather

    haha, i can’t say that i have ever accidentally walked into the men’s restroom. however, i have purposefully used the men’s on a couple of occasions because i had no patience waiting for the women’s. i got quite a few strange looks, but the men just kept using the urinals like it was no big deal. i thought it was pretty funny :)

  • http://www.authenticlustre.blogspot.com Genuine Lustre

    HAHA! My husband did this in the ladies room at the Cleveland Airport. Discovered it as he was washing his hands. He wondered where the urinals were. : D

  • http://snappycasual.tumblr.com kelsey

    Ha! That is too funny. I’m glad you can joke about it! :)

  • http://modestlyfashioned.blogspot.com/ Ally

    i was just in Atlantic city with my husband and two other couples for the weekend and when we checked it at our hotel i really had to go to the bathroom. as i was washing my hands a MAN walked in! i totally freaked out! he was elderly and the bathroom was confusing with the entrance and exit and he coouldnt find his way out so i had to show him!!! it was sooooo uncomfortable and once i told my friends i couldnt stop laughing! now i look back on it and it was hysterical:) these things happen and we gotta roll with the punches and laugh at ourself:)

  • http://www.rigstyle.blogspot.com Rhoda Troyer

    I did the same thing one time. I walked in (not knowing), did my business, washed hands, and walked back out to my girlfriends who were dying laughing. Still did’nt know until they pointed it out!

    I love your blog. Cute style.

  • Allison

    This is so awesome and hilarious.

  • http://mystyle-file.blogspot.com/ Jordan

    I live in sarasota, and I am going to Ringling! I love it here, so I hope you have fun, and email me if you need any ideas for things to do!

    And I am right there with you in that story, but I lived in a dorm with a unisex stall, but lived with only girls on my floor. Someones boyfriend was staying the night, and was occupying the shower, but needed to use the urinal…needless to say, I saw way too much of someone elses significant other!!

    Enjoy your vacation!

  • http://www.lifeoftheliles.blogspot.com carriejo

    haha this must be the weekend for awkward because i had my own awkward moment this weekend as well!

    check it out at:


  • Lindsey

    That happened to me. I was in the stall thinking,”man, it is filthy in this bathroom”. Then I walked out and saw a tiny short lil urinal and thought,”How adorable. I guess that’s for all the little boys that come in here with their moms”. It wasn’t until I walked out and saw the LADIES sign across the way that I realized my mistake. I laughed to myself and called my fiance’ to tell him.

  • http://rosealamode.com Linda

    @Jordan-Bummer! We were only there for lunch. I would have totally asked for recommendations! I love Sarasota. My husband lived there for almost a year 8 years ago and it was fun to go back with him. He showed me where he lived, etc.

  • http://spryonthewall.blogspot.com Jenny

    I’ve totally done that before! It’s such a shock when you realize what you’ve done. But hey, it makes for a great story! :o)

  • HeidiG

    My husband and I lived & worked in Kuwait last year. My husband went to use the restroom and I was wondering what was taking him so long. Well long story short, he was in the women’s restroom. He was waiting for the bathroom to empty. A man in a women’s restroom in a Muslim country = jail. Luckly he got out w/o getting caught, but he was sweeting bullets.

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