I was ever so recently using the lou at the Starbucks here in Cranston, RI. While I was thus engaged, someone knocked on the door. When I didn’t answer, he / she knocked again.

Wanting to do the considerate thing and alert this person as to the occupado nature of this restroom, I blurted out, “Ein minuten, bitte!”

When I emerged, the knocker was gone.… [read more]