At first, I wasn't quite sure how I should take this. But I'm guessing it's not like "Wearing a bra sometimes gets uncomfortable" or "I ate my sadness in the form of a cake and now my pants are uncomfortable and I need more elastic waistbands."
I'm assuming it's probably more like this:
1. Using the bathroom when it's not mine. In restrooms, it's so loud and echo-y. Plus, they are usually below my standards of clean.
One time, when my husband and I were dating for about 6 months, he decided to bring me "home" with him for Thanksgiving. Except, their Thanksgiving took place in the middle of the desert. They called it camping in the "dunes". I called it...something else entirely. Although, I had lots of fun, riding jeeps in the sand dunes, meeting his family and some of his friends. We were staying with his family in their 5th Wheel trailer. Even though it was very comfy, bathroom visits for me were kind of awkward. When I travel, I get severe stomach issues. It's the most unpleasant thing to experience and it makes you never want to leave your home. One morning, while everyone was still sleeping, I was about to have some "issues" of the explosive nature. There was NO WAY I was going to wake up the entire trailer with that. But, we were smack dab in the middle of nowhere. I took a walk, hoping this would just go away. After a few minutes, I stumbled across a random concrete building with graffiti all over. I opened the door and it was as if heavens light shone down upon this lonely desert and granted me my very own bathroom. I hunkered inside, praying that no one would get curious and open the door. Then ran back to the camp, hoping I could find my way, and never told another person this story. Until now. You're welcome.
2. Anytime I need to remove my clothing at the doctors office. They never really tell you how MUCH to remove. I always either take off too much or not enough. And those paper gowns. Seriously.
3. Going to functions where I'm expected to communicate with conversation. And when I get uncomfortable, I tend to make everyone else uncomfortable with my awkward attempts at being humorous so I can ease my discomfort. And then, because I notice I'm making everyone else uncomfortable, I just stop talking again. It's a vicious cycle.
That's about it. Sorry about the over-sharing with my bathroom story. There's more where that came from! I have lots of uncomfortable stories that occur in bathrooms. But one of them I'm saving for embarrassing moments. Stay tuned! It can only get better from here...right?