Writer Joe Grabinski will never bring a refreshing beverage with him into a public restroom stall ever again.
While sitting on the toilet, he clumsily dropped his cup, spilling its sticky contents all over the floor and into the adjacent stall in use by another occupant.
So now what?
"Just dropped a full soda with someone in stall next to me," Grabinksi tweeted, "All over their shoes. Sitting here in silence waiting it out."
Just dropped a full soda with someone in stall next to me. All over their shoes. Sitting here in silence waiting it… https://t.co/wbF8N5qjrA— Joe Grabinski (@Joe Grabinski) 1525961237.0
Twitter had plenty to say about the unexpected splashing incident.
@JoeGrabinski Why are you taking your drink into the shitter?— Austin (@Austin) 1525961859.0
@chadaustin71 Lesson learned, Chad.— Joe Grabinski (@Joe Grabinski) 1525961881.0
@JoeGrabinski They're sticky enough Joe.— Austin (@Austin) 1525962006.0
Mischievous Twitter users hoped the person in the stall next to him had a wild imagination.
@JoeGrabinski Hope that they didn't see the cup and just thought that there was a massive explosion of fluids you should see a doctor for.— Darathus (@Darathus) 1525973010.0
There ought to be consequences.
@JoeGrabinski you have to live in the stall now, that's the law— adrian crawford (@adrian crawford) 1525967390.0
Grabinski added some statistics and addressed the gravity of the situation.
@Darathus Yeah...I dropped 50 ounces from 5 feet in the air. It was quite an explosion. And apparently there is a s… https://t.co/dTMxZ0CHYr— Joe Grabinski (@Joe Grabinski) 1525973204.0
Instead of a confrontation, he waited out the situation in silence.
@Crawf33 I waited 30 minutes until the coast was entirely clear. Now I just need to change my shoes. The only way they can pin this on me.— Joe Grabinski (@Joe Grabinski) 1525967477.0
Apparently, he didn't get much reaction from his neighbor.
@JoeGrabinski What could be heard from the other side?— Adam Warlock (@Adam Warlock) 1525961434.0
@Howsito Also silence. Laughter outside the stall from others. Just gonna wait this one out.— Joe Grabinski (@Joe Grabinski) 1525961504.0
This is probably not the best tactic.
@JoeGrabinski go on the offensive, blame it on them. take charge of the situation.— Daniel Danger (@Daniel Danger) 1525961420.0
Why not seize a networking moment?
@JoeGrabinski OR you could make a paper boat out of a business card and float it under the wall.— Adam Warlock (@Adam Warlock) 1525961654.0
This user shared a similar situation, and it actually sounds worse. Are people eating in toilet stalls now? Two actions in one sitting?
@JoeGrabinski @AmznMovieRevws I did that once with a thing of ketchup at Shake Shack. Victim was wearing sandals s… https://t.co/9IJQ56jVDN— Alice (@Alice) 1525967455.0
@trulynotude @JoeGrabinski @AmznMovieRevws What were you doing with ketchup in the restroom?? Why would anyone ever… https://t.co/Zt3y0mPZln— Exiled Caste (@Exiled Caste) 1525970176.0
@trulynotude @JoeGrabinski @AmznMovieRevws I have follow up questions. 1) was it JUST ketchup? What kind of contai… https://t.co/7aWHxYRCa5— Maria Portuondo (@Maria Portuondo) 1525978690.0
Had the shoe been on another person's foot, they might've tweeted:
@JoeGrabinski I swear I'd be silently cussing you out with every squeak of my sneakers. You know they'll be making… https://t.co/ODZe0xuAe4— Certified H (@Certified H) 1525969459.0
No one steals drinks.
@Gravydog316 @JoeGrabinski Hey Joe. Bought a cocktail. Left it alone on the bar. It was still upright and ready to… https://t.co/23G2NeExZ9— Austin (@Austin) 1525998798.0
Remember: bathroom stalls are meant for dropping a deuce, not your drink.
@CertifiedHatter I can’t change the past. I can only learn from my mistakes and move on.— Joe Grabinski (@Joe Grabinski) 1525969715.0
H/T - Twitter