This Tuesday, I had a meeting at the Google offices in San Francisco. It felt a little like I had been summoned to the internet principal’s office, but I knew I wasn’t in trouble so I wasn’t too worried. I was there to talk to a member of Google+’s marketing team. I learned about Google+’s Hangout On Air Feature and it’s possible I’ll be hanging out on-air quite soon, but this post isn’t about that. This post is about how my visit turned into a funny embarrassing story.
I was very engaged during the meeting, until I realized that I needed to use the restroom. I looked at my host and blurted, “I have to pee.” She graciously showed me the way to the hallway where the restrooms are located. The short hallway has two restroom doors at the end of it. I rushed into the restroom and there between the diaper changing station and the bathroom stalls were some urinals and I thought: Wow, Google is really progressive; they have urinals in the women’s room.
Keep in mind the offices are in San Francisco where I live. My reasoning went along the lines of: the urinals must be there for transgender people or women who like to pee standing up (‘cause I’ve heard some women have really good aim). I was already in the stall pulling my chonies down when it occurred to me that maybe just maybe I was in the men’s room. I decided I better check before doing my business and sure enough I was in the men’s restroom.
No one was in the restroom while I was there so I could have kept the story to myself and no one would be the wiser, but I’m not one to keep my idiocies to myself (hence the blog). In the end, Google may or may not be progressive, but if you Google “dork” a picture of me will come up. Probably not on the first page, but still. And just to make sure it does: Unknown Mami is a dork!