I would have never expected to have a need for a bathroom stall photo...but here it is!
I also feel like this photo and title might alarm some people when seeing just a snippit of the post! haha. ;) (source)
Last night I went and watched The Gaslight Anthem play (so amazing, by the way), and afterward when I headed back to the bathroom and hung my handbag up on the stall's hook, I thought about something random. Do you have anything your parents or friends may have told you growing up, a story or maybe a warning, that's kind of stuck in your mind? One of those things for me would be to not to put my bag on the back of a bathroom stall door hook!
As the story goes, my sweet little Grandmother was in Las Vegas and hung her small handbag up on the stall door's hook before she sat down on the toilet. Apparently someone came in and used some sort of hooked tool to lift her bag right off the inside of the door from the outside, and ran! So of course when I started carrying my own purse my Mom cautioned me about hanging it up while using the bathroom. So there I was last night, wrapping my purse's strap around the hook four times so no one would steal it. I stopped for a second while doing so and had to laugh, thinking of how long that story has stuck with me.
Or other things I do- casually peeking under my car when I walk back up to it at night, aware that some crazy person could be lurking underneath, ready to slice my Achilles tendons. Gross and weird I know, but when I was younger a friend told me a (probably made up) story about that and it's been floating around in my mind every since.
So I ask you- do you do anything like this? Have any stories or warnings you've heard over the years influenced your behavior today? My sister and I sat here for awhile as I was typing this, sharing funny/weird/creepy things we've heard that have made an impression, and I can't wait to hear yours!