Sitting in her parked car next to a busy walking track, her bursting bladder threatening to give way any minute, Melbourne mother-of-two, Adele Barbaro, had a very difficult decision to make.
She had already exhausted the idea of peeing outside (there was a hockey game going on in the pitch next to her) and failed to find a public toilet closer to the walking track.
But in her immediate grasp were a few of her three-year-old son, Harvey’s toddler-sized diapers.
Adele knew what she had to do.
Sharing her story with her 20,000 Instagram followers, Adele said that there were a couple of factors that led to this ‘situation’: she’d been trying to up her water intake to three litres a day – and had forgotten to go to the loo before leaving the house.
“As I drove away from home, I realised I hadn’t been to the loo, which is usually part of my leaving-the-house-routine. But I didn’t feel like I needed to go, so I carried on,” she wrote in the caption of her photo.
“When we arrived, Chloe had done a poop. So I had to change her in the boot of the car and whilst getting on a fresh nappy, I realised a wee was coming. I thought about packing everything back into the car and heading home but I was pretty sure there was a public toilet along the walking track, so I popped her in the stroller and off we went.”
After a few minutes of walking, Adele realised that she really needed to pee, so she “picked up the pace” to get to the public toilet faster.
There was only one problem.
That imagined public toilet, wasn’t in fact a public toilet, but instead a storage shed.