Restroom conversations with the elderly
I often workout at the local YMCA. In the same building as the Y is the senior center. The senior center has two restrooms of their own and, on occasion, they use the Y restrooms. Here are two conversations that I’ve had in the restroom with the aforementioned seniors.
Me, in the stall doing my business. (Sorry if TMI, try not to picture it.)
Senior: How long you gonna be? I’ve got a cane!
Me: (Baffled) As long as it takes!
While standing at the sink washing my hands.
Senior (a woman in her 80’s): My friend says that without her makeup she feels naked.
Me: (Making friendly conversation) I’ve heard that if you are in a rush and have to go out of the house without make up that you should, at the least, wear lipstick.
Senior: My friend also said that those gay girls don’t wear lipstick.
Me: (Insert incredulous giggle here) I don’t think that’s true.
We exit the restroom, her ahead of me, she rounds the corner and looks back at me and I know what she is doing/thinking. She’s looking for my wedding ring and thinking maybe I’m one of those gay girls. Do 80-year-olds really have to worry about whether someone thinks that they are gay?