In the kids' dept. at the bookstore the bathroom is locked. The bathroom is for KIDS ONLY! I haven't been in the dept. long but I had never heard an argument before... until now. This is how it went:
Can I get the key to the bathroom?
It's for kids' only. The adult bathroom is on the 3rd floor.
But I'm a children's book author.
The bathroom isn't for adults. It's for kids. You can use the bathroom on the 3rd floor.
But I'm an author. I've written three books.
Can I please use the bathroom? I have a kid. He's waiting for me downstairs. I'm in a rush. I have to go...
My coworker rolled his eyes and grabbed the key.
I made a face.
He said: I don't want a tantrum. I sensed a tantrum.
Now... why is it that ANY person would think that they were special enough to use a bathroom that was reserved for kids only? Furthermore, why is it that a children's book author would think that they were special enough to use the bathroom?
UGH! I told my manager that I wanted to tell her that I was the author of 11 books and that I didn't give a damn that she wanted to use the bathroom. She laughed and said, "I know, right?"