So the running hasn’t gone so well this week. After a great parkrun on Saturday I have just been too lazy to run all week. But sometimes stuff is just meant to be.
yesterday my car broke down on the way to work. The recovery service were there by 8am, yay! The man lifted the bonnet and sprayed lots of bits with something. No joy. He plugged in a computer and after an assessment got a big hammer out. I looked the other way. Then he told be that it couldn’t fixed by the roadside and called a truck to take it to a garage. The truck would be there by 10am.
I made a few phone calls texts and so on to sort out work. I was supposed to be operating that morning but fortunately my colleagues rallied round and managed to get all that sorted out. Now the battery on my phone was going flat.
By 10am I needed to pee. I was eargerly anticipating the arrival of the truck and transport to the garage where there would be loos.
By 10:30 there was no sign of the truck and I was getting desperate. There was no suitable cover for an al fresco emergency relief episode, so I decided to abandon the car and walk into the nearest village to look for a loo.
About 2 miles of wiggly walk later I came to the garage.
Just as I got there my phone rang – the truck man saying that he was by my car. ‘ you will have to wait ‘ I growled in my ‘spawn of the devil’ voice.
I enquired in the shop about a loo- ‘outside and round the corner’ they said.
Sign on the door – ‘do not use, out of order’.
I went back into the shop . ‘Please can I use your staff loo?’ I asked politely.
‘No’ they said. ‘It’s against the rules -health and safey’
Reader, what would you do?
Me, pride and dignity went out of the window ( don’t worry, as a middle aged woman you get practice y’know childbirth, gynae stuff).
Reader I begged. I explained my concern about peeing my pants. I said that if there had been a hedge I would have pee’d behind it.
The shop keepers were youngish Asian men. I could see the fear in their eyes. After all, what could be more fearful than a middle aged woman about to pee in your shop or even worse, if not quite so much fluid, burst into tears?
‘but you might sue us! ‘ they said
I promised not to sue and they let me use the loo. (Thank you youngish Asian men😁)
After that I ran back to my car. Yes I ran, in my little orange ballet flats clutching my over full hand bag.
So I did get a run in on Thursday after all😊