Bathroom missteps

Haley Gaeser, Lifestyles Editor

When it comes to awkward moments in high school, walking into the wrong bathroom tops the list. There is already so much that teachers and administration expect students to do, and having to know which bathroom your gender goes in makes everyone’s lives even more stressful.

When using the restroom, there are a few techniques to use to make sure you do not accidently make the fatal mistake of walking into the wrong one.

The first is to stop and look. Never walk into the bathroom without checking the person on the wall. If you are a girl and see a boy on the sign, you are heading in the wrong direction and need to make a quick U-turn to get out of there. Maybe this is the true reason for why girls walk to the bathroom together. Two minds are better than one so the odds are that one of you will be able to figure out which way to go.

Another good technique is the one where you do the potty dance for the whole day. It really is not that hard and  if you want a clean, private bathroom; it is your best bet to wait until you get home. Plus, you will never have to worry about possibly walking into the wrong one.

To make matters worse, if you have classes in both upper and lower house, you have an even bigger issue. The bathrooms are switched, so if the bathroom you use in upper house is on the right side, do not expect it to be there once you come down to lower house.

When it comes down to it, always be on high alert. No one wants to be the person who walked into the wrong bathroom. The humiliation alone is horrid  and if you know the people in the other bathroom, they will never let you live it down. Trust me!