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.
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.