A Bit Light On Comprehension

, , , | Working | July 3, 2018

(My workplace encourages us to switch the lights off when there is no one in the bathroom. Most workers hit the light-switch once they enter the bathroom to turn the light on, and again when they are leaving to turn it off. I am sitting in one stall with the lights on. An unknown person enters and hits the button, causing the light to go out. I am now sitting in the dark. Luckily, there is a switch to turn the light on from inside the stall. I promptly hit it. The other person then walks into the stall next to mine and finishes quickly before me. As she is leaving the stall, she hits the button again, causing me once again to sit in the dark. I promptly switch the light back on, too.  After she finishes washing her hands, she leaves the bathroom and hits the button yet again. In turn, I switch the light on from inside my stall. I hear the person stop in her tracks and hit the button a fourth time. I turn the light back on again and wait. After a couple of seconds, she turns the light off a fifth time. I switch it back on and decide to say something.)

Me: *clears throat* “I am still in the stall, sorry.”

Other Person: “Ah, oh…” *waits a couple seconds and hits the button a sixth time, then leaves*

Me: *sitting in the dark yet again* “Okay, then.”

(While it was a little annoying, I also found it quite funny, as I couldn’t understand how she could turn the light off six times without noticing me switching it on again, especially after I announced my presence.)

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