Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Call security, there's something funny going on!

While I was pumping I had my share of scares and embarrassing moments… knocks at the door, people trying to bust in on me (click here), milk splotches on my pants, possibly flashing motorists while car pumping, etc.

There are two places to pump in our building: The handicap bathroom (click here) where I pumped, or a larger bathroom in a seldom-used part of the building. I always wondered what people thought when they would come upon a locked bathroom that would remain occupied for 20 minutes. Other employees aren't aware that these restrooms are also lactation rooms. There was no memo or email. Maybe there should have been. One of the pumpers came out of the bathroom on Friday and there was a security guard waiting there to intercept her. Somebody else had reported that there was “funny business” happening in the bathroom.

Oh, boy. So my colleague has to explain the security guard that she was pumping.

*Crickets chirping*

Pumping milk for her baby, she says, you know hooking up a machine to your…

Ohhhhh, okay, his wife did that, he knows exactly what she's talking about and sorry for the trouble. My colleague assumes that the security gaurd thought he was going to break up some office hanky-panky.

Wow. What an awkward situation.

Rookie Moms (click here) has a bunch of funny and/or embarrassing pump room stories. The post dates to 2006, but the stories are timeless.


Sandy C. said...

OMG! That is too funny! There really should be signs, and yes, a memo would be good too :)

Tara R. said...

I can remember those days, and am so glad it is long past!

Cathy said...

I'm a teacher so every day when I pump during lunch I swear something is going to happen. I LOCK my door, turn the lights off, and put up a sign. "I'm pumping. Please check back later." There was a close call one night I was there for parent/teacher conferences. I locked the door, put the sign up, and turned off one set of lights. All of a sudden, mid-pump, I hear someone trying the door - the janitor - who has a key! Luckily a fellow teacher saw him and explained that he did not, in fact, need to vacuum in there righ tnow.