Yesterday, as in Sunday, my daughter and I went to a large mall in a semi-large city. Like many malls in America, this mall opened at noon. We got there at about 12:30 and headed straight for the ladies room. There was a line about 20 ladies long to use the bathroom and it was not moving. The reason? Because the mall maintenance decided to clean the bathroom at 12:30 rather than 11:30, before the mall opened.
Naturally, being women with a common suffrage, we bonded while waiting in line for 20 minutes. The topic of course was waiting in line to use the bathroom.
One of the ladies in line had a story about a woman in a line she was once waiting in who actually went into labor while waiting. That is, she thought she had to go so badly that she wet her pants. Only, it was wet from her water breaking.
I’ve always wondered while waiting in line if anyone ever gave birth.
Ask 20 people a question and you will likely get 20 different answers. As an unscientific approach to the question of how long we wait in line to use the bathroom, I go some interesting answers.
“On average a person spends an estimated 45 to 62 minutes waiting everyday.”
“In 70 years, the average person spends at least 3 years waiting.
Those 3 years would be approximately 4.3% of time spent waiting or 62 minutes a day.”
The average amount of time that man waits?
There seem to be no statistics because, it’s not a problem.