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OMG, you did NOT just do that! Well, here's how to deal with it.
You Will Need
- Quick thinking
Your worst enemy is fear-induced paralysis. If you're the one whose privacy has just been mercilessly trampled upon, cover thyself.
If you're the careless intruder, leave immediately; the other party has nowhere to go.
Secure the area
Find your own stall, lock the door to avoid a retaliatory attack, and do your business. Before exiting, take a few deep breaths, and prepare to pretend like nothing happened.
Avoid all contact with each other. Resist the urge to apologize or make light of the situation, as this will only make things worse. Remember: The encounter never occurred.
Learn your lesson
Learn your lesson. Before entering any bathroom, knock forcefully and take a moment to listen before you proceed. If someone knocks on your stall, shout back firmly, "Occupied!" Anything less could leave you in the hot seat.