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21 Awkward Bathroom Moments We've All Experienced

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1. Checking to see which stall is free and accidentally locking eyes with someone inside.

Oh god no so sorry.
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Oh god no so sorry.

2. Running into someone you know in the bathroom and wondering who will be the first to say hi.

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Nine times out 10, no one says hi and you're both trapped in a cycle on unmet gazes and half-smiles.

3. Getting a stall that doesn't lock.

This door has no lock, which makes not so much a door but a shoddy, temporary wall between the entire world and your jujyfruits.
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This door has no lock, which makes not so much a door but a shoddy, temporary wall between the entire world and your jujyfruits.

4. Or getting a stall that doesn't unlock.

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This bathroom is your new home now.

5. Finding yourself stuck next to a talker.

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We're going to talk while emitting things from our bodies? That doesn't seem right.

6. Being trapped in a Poop Loop.

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A Poop Loop™ is when you and another person in the restroom are both waiting for the other person to leave before doing your thing.

7. Extra high water levels.

Never sit.

8. Unexpected sounds.

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It escaped.

9. Attempts to cover unexpected sounds by clearing your throat.

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Together, these sounds create a rich aural tapestry for all to enjoy.

10. Laughing at another person's unexpected sounds.

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Which may or may not be allowed in certain bathrooms.

11. Wondering why someone would choose the urinal or stall next to you when there are several available.

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This is not how friendships are made.

12. Bathroom Coughs.

Gotta stake your claim.
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Gotta stake your claim.

13. Bringing your phone into the bathroom because why not and accidentally spending a suspicious amount of time in there.

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"Did Cheryl die in a highly embarrassing way? Or is she just playing Candy Crush?"

14. Realizing there is more than one person in the stall beside you. Because you can hear them. Making... love sounds.

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Oh.

15. Smells.

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Yours. Someone else's. Someone else's that someone might think is yours. Any smell. All the smells. Smells.

16. Dealing with a parent who has brought an unruly child in the bathroom and can't or won't stop that child from sliding under your stall door.

It's fight or flight, kid, and that means I might freak out and kick you.

17. Using an automatically flushing toilet and having it flush before you're done.

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Everything that should be in a toilet is everywhere except the toilet.

18. Using an automatically flushing toilet and having it flush 152 times while you're in there.

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IT'S DOING IT BY ITSELF. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO. I PROMISE.

19. Running out of toilet paper in an empty bathroom.

Do you wait for someone else to enter and plaintively ask for some toilet paper? Do you risk making a quick dash to another stall? Do you do... something... else?
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Do you wait for someone else to enter and plaintively ask for some toilet paper? Do you risk making a quick dash to another stall? Do you do... something... else?

20. Finding out after you've washed your hands that there are no paper towels.

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I GUESS I'LL JUST WIPE MY HANDS ON MYSELF NO PROBLEM DOESN'T LOOK SUSPICIOUS AND DISGUSTING.

21. Thinking you have a moment alone... and getting caught.

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Wasn't admiring myself vogueing. I promise.

Be careful out there.

It's an awkward world.

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