We all experience ‘Firsts.’
First date, first car, first job…you get the idea. And today I can add another one to the list. This morning was the first time I’ve ever been able to say that I’ve hung out in the women’s restroom with a man.
That’s right…a man.
Here’s how it happened. Driving in to work, I got a little teary-eyed. Sure enough, I thought I had composed myself when I arrived at work, and once I walked into the restroom, I saw a pair of raccoon eyes staring back at me.
So as I did my best to remove the smudged mascara and apply some powder, the door swung open and there stood Moe.
Moe is a co-worker and all-around good guy. He’s the Norm of the radio station, like the guy on Cheers that everybody greets with a smile. He has many duties, like driving Super Studio, befriending our listeners, and the very duty that brought him in to the ladies’ restroom…replacing the air freshener.
Moe quickly turned to duck out, and I told him I was simply applying some makeup and he could do what he needed to do. So in walked Moe and that’s how our visit began.
Moe asked me how I was doing, and I did the same, and before I knew it he was asking me to help him reach the automatic air freshener attached to the wall. I happen to be taller and could reach it easily, and I also learned a little useless piece of information: The air freshener lasts 30 days before it needs replaced. Moe and I chatted some more, shared a couple of laughs and he told me to have a good day.
When he exited, laughter could be heard from another co-worker who wondered why he was hearing both a woman and man conversing in the bathroom. Moe told him to join us next time.
First time for everything. See you in 30 days, Moe.