a children’s story- The night I got locked in the bathroom
It was an ordinary night out to dinner with my dad, mom and little sister, Brecken. We ordered food, I had a kiddie cocktail and then had to go the bathroom, of course. Everything was fine until after I washed my hands and tried to leave.
The door was stuck. Like really, really, stuck. I pushed, I pulled, I pounded but nothing. I even locked and unlocked it a few times but the darn thing wouldn’t budge.
How am going to get out of here?
I first banged on the door and yelled as loud as I could but the music was blaring so nobody could hear me.
I WOULD use my bobby pin (that I always keep in my hair in case I need to pick a lock), but I was on the inside, I wasn’t trying to get INTO a locked room. UGH.
I sat on the toilet and thought about it. I’ve been reading detective novels so I knew to take a look around at my surroundings. I need to send a message out to tell someone the door is stuck. I have no phone, no pen/pencil, and NO paper. What can I use?
I got it! I do have paper…paper towel! I’m so happy they have not gone green and gotten electric hand dryers yet! I wet my finger and wrote, “Help!” on the paper towel. I then slid it under the door for someone to find. I waited. Nothing. I bet it dried too soon for someone to read.
Next, I thought about crawling through the air vent but that seemed too dangerous, (not knowing where it was going) and I don’t think I could have fit, anyway.
Maybe I could turn the water on and flood the bathroom. If water was gushing from under the door, surely someone would come to check, right?
Why isn’t anyone coming?!
It has been a least an hour or so. Shouldn’t they have called the Fire Department by now? I bet my mom is crying.
Just as my panic started and I’d accept my fate of dying in this bathroom, the door burst open.
“Sorry, little girl.” a burly, strong man said. “I didn’t know anyone was in here, the door was unlocked and I just pushed it open.” I rushed right past him and into the arms of my parents.
“Are the police and fire departments here?” “Is the place closed?” “Did Brecken eat my fries?”
“Honey,” my dad said. “You’ve only been gone 5 minutes. Our food hasn’t even come yet.”
“Oh, good.” Well…Perhaps I overreacted.
**This children’s story is loosely based on actual events, I did have trouble opening a door once at a restaurant. From that experience, came this tale. Anyone else panic a little when a door is stuck? Tell me I’m not the only one…
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That was really funny but not that you got locked in the bathroom!
Thank you for reading it.
Paula White says
I (we) miss you so much!
I loved your story and yes, I have totally freaked out at times when I think I am stuck! Remember, I am claustrophobic!
I hope all is going well for you!
Take care, Miss White
Oh yeah! Hahaha- I remember you telling us that! Thank you for the compliment, miss you too.
I used the port-a-John one time and when I went to leave the door wouldn’t open. I unlocked and locked it several times, had others try pulling on it too. Finally it busted open just when I thought they would have to cut the door.
Love you sweet girl, keep writing amazing stories!
That is so funny Ry. Thanks for the compliment, we love you, too! You need to visit soon.
Linda Munson says
Love the story and hope it doesn’t happen again next time take brecken with you to stand outside door
Thanks Zona! By the way, Brecken was IN with me.
Ellie and Grace here, miss so much and love the films keep being you!
~Ellie and Grace
P.S Once Grace, Katie and me all got stuck in our shower when we got it
HAHAHAHA! A shower!? I love it and we miss you, too!
Melody Smith says
LOL!! That was funny but I think it is something that people think about as one of their fears. That or someone opening the door with their pants still down.
Oh my gosh, that would be awful. I did open a door on someone once when they didn’t lock it and that is just as embarrassing as the person caught with their pants down.
I loved your short story! It was cute. I also worry about getting stuck in small spaces!
Glad you enjoyed it, Deanna!
Cute story. That happened to a friend of mine a while back, but as an adult. She panicked and began pounding the door and screaming. She was so freaked out, we were afraid to let her out, thinking she might attack us as well. Anyway, glad you were ‘finally’ rescued, even if it was only five minutes.
Thanks Carrie and I hope it doesn’t happen to your friend again. It does make for a good story, though. Can she laugh about it now?
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Matt Kuhn says
Haha I’ve never gotten stuck in a bathroom, but that’s sounds traumatizing. I’ll definitely always be bringing a phone to the bathroom with me from now on 🙂 Thanks for sharing and hope it stays a one time thing!
Me, too! Maybe this is why girls always go to the bathroom together.
Haha. I’ve been there! Glad you got out in one piece!
Me too, Carmen!
Charlene Hartley says
I love this story! Although it’s never happened to me, I have had this fear before.
Thanks for reading Charlene! We laugh about it every time we’re at a restaurant now.
Oh my goodness what a story! Not the kind of adventure you want to have, but great job thinking on your feet! I’ve had times where I think I’ve been in a situation way longer than I have. Glad you escaped!
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