So, I’m going to my email account and see on Yahoo’s cover page a story about a Target bathroom story on the site Sheknows.com.
So here’s the post written by someone named Ellie Delano (a pseudonym) and it just smells like bs to me:
I went to Target with my daughter last week, and since it was right after dinner and I’d had three iced teas with my Mexican food, I made a pit stop to the restroom first thing while she went on ahead to check out the swimsuits.
I was alone in the restroom. There were two large handicap-access stalls, complete with baby-changing tables, and two regular stalls. I headed all the way down to the farthest single stall, up against the wall, and I sat down to take care of business.
That’s when stuff got weird.
The outer door opened, and someone came in. She walked past the three open stalls and stood directly in front of my door. Then she leaned over and placed her eye firmly up against the gap between the door and the frame and stared in at me.
I am not making this up. And let me tell you, it was awkward. Bizarre, even. This wasn’t a case of someone hoping all those occupied stalls aren’t really occupied. Mine was the only stall that was occupied. She deliberately stopped and stared in at me. My startled eyes met hers, and she moved away, into one of the larger stalls.
I got out of my stall as quickly as I could, and as I stood washing my hands, her voice called out.
“Sorry about that,” she said. “But you know, Target lets men and homosexuals use just any bathroom now. I was making sure you were a woman.”
I didn’t say a word, because I really didn’t know how to answer that.
And then she goes out to her daughter and they have a big laugh over it because her daughter is gay or something and they roll their eyes at conservative people just like they’d been doing for ever. So where’s the character arc here people? There is none. This is just internet shaming straight up. “You see how weird conservatives are. They looked in the bathroom stall at me? Aren’t we so much more advanced because my daughter’s gay and we’re shopping at Target.”
Look, any time someone says in their story, “I’m not making this up” it kinda’ makes me think “hey, they’re probably making this up.”
Kinda’ convenient that it affirmed all of her pre-existing conclusions, isn’t it? I don’t know how some people seem to go through life and all their stories seem to confirm all their pre-existing conclusions. I don’t know. I find life jarring and constantly making me re-think things. It must be nice to go through life where everything just affirms how awesome and right you and everyone you know actually are.