I was mortified. Completely. Stunned. Couldn’t even think straight this was such an awkward situation.
We have a very small office here, where I work. Small. By small I mean, a waiting area, where our service/office manager is stationed. The boss’s office. In the hall is the “break room” and the restroom. At the end of the building is my office to the left, our IT girl sits to the right in the last office.
Our boss must feel very comfy around us because he never hesitates to do the *dirty job* in the bathroom.
He had had a noon meeting with a client that was scheduled to end at around 1:15. Then he had another meeting with someone who is not a client, at 1:30pm. Everyone was gone, save for he and I. As soon as his noon appt. was gone, he makes a bee-line for the restroom. I can hear farting. I can hear grunts. I kid you not! I hear pages of a magazine being turned. I am beginning to smell stentch. Oh yes. Stentch. Then the unthinkable- his 1:30 is 10 minutes early. He’s in the crapper, and I am in the back of the building. I don’t know what to do. I am panicking. I call our office manager on the phone. She says she HATES it that that has happened. But tells me just to stall her. So luckily, I got up to get some water, pretended that I had no idea she had walked in, acted surprised, filled my water glass, just as the john is flushed and talk to her until he gets done.
Today we came up with a game plan for any future incidents. We will show the person he’s meeting with into his office, offer them a beverage and shut the door. That way they’ll have no idea where he’d been. I am now relieved.