If I was headed in mid-conversation, I'd either (a) wait in desperation if it was urgent, or (b) say I had to do something and I'd call back. If someone called me in a public loo, I'd probably answer and go with (b).
Then again, I get so few mobile calls and use public loos so infrequently that the chance of overlap is almost non-existent.
...so of course, this comment is dull. Informative, but dull. I'll liven it up slightly with the age-old cry of WHERE R THE TICKY???!!!!!?!?!
I usually go with (b). The only reason I would've brought my phone with me in that case would be that I was expecting a call that had to be dealt with urgently. That's pretty rare.
The BIL has conversations all through his bathroom tours. There's a reason we don't call. Texting has many advantages in establishing good barriers between family members.
Texting is a great blessing to those of us who dislike phone conversations in general.
There's an episode of Peep Show where Mark and Jez are hiding behind the shower curtain while someone else is having a poo - WHICH IS BAD ENOUGH - but because the person going to the loo is such a wanker, he is still on the phone as he, er, gets going. Great TV, never want to watch it again.
Peep Show frequently has that effect on me: "Damn this show is awesome OH GOD SECOND-HAND EMBARRASSMENT CRINGE CRINGE CRINGE!"
I always start out with episodes of watching Peep Show thinking, "I can handle this. I can."
Fifteen minutes later I'm under the duvet shouting, "MAKE IT STOP NO DON'T DO THAT NO NO NO."
I feel that way about pretty much every episode of Peep Show.
You didn't have an option for hell no. I don't think that's at all appropriate. Now, personal, private toilets at home is another thing.
Sometimes I think mobile phones maybe weren't such a great idea after all.
I usually hang up and tell them to call me back or I call them back, no reason to be on the phone bigger than doing the duty of being in a public restroom:))
This is my approach as well. Sometimes I might make or take a call in the toilet at work, but that's because I work in an open-plan office and I don't need my (mostly male) work colleagues to hear me talking to my GP to, say, renew my BC prescription!
relatedly, what's up with the telephones in hotel bathrooms?
Hotel bathrooms have telephones?? I was recently impressed by a hotel bathroom with a single door!!!
...um... Better than it sounds. One door, set so it can close off the entire bathroom/toilet area, or just the toilet - So someone can go to the loo while still leaving the sink free.
What??!?! It's been years since I went to a hotel, and we went to one in Cardiff about six weeks back, and the general response from other people there was either "Yeah, we thought there wasn't a toilet until we swung the door", or "Wait, you swung the door??? *cue dashing to room*"
I live a life of heady thrills.
You get excited about watching Gardener's World, don't you.
So do I.
I don't know! I assume this is in response to repeated customer demands, as well, which makes me boggle.
There are ladies in our work (not engineers, although I'm not sure what they are) who quite happily come into the toilets on their mobiles and continue talking to work people about work things while doing there business! That could be customers! What is wrong with these people?!
If I were a client, I believe I'd find that rather off-putting. At least the person in the cubicle next to mine was having what sounded like a personal conversation with a close friend.
Note that my answer changes for my own private toilet, even if there is someone in the living room to see that I'm carrying it in while having a wee.
Oh yes. Completely diferent rules apply at home. And different rules apply depending on who's in the house.