It’s time to put away that yoga mat, cancel your lunch reservations and say goodbye to those work emails, pull up a pew at the church of loo and just do you for a while.
According to findings from a study conducted in the UK, the work toilet cubicle is the hip new place to be, with 3.7 million Britons seeing the toilet as a place to “find solitude”. Something to do with the space being clean, (mostly) silent and far removed from your boss.
Here, we’re paying tribute to some of the amazing activities women have undertaken on their loo breaks. And remember, just because the cubicle walls are small doesn’t mean your imagination has to be.
1. Netflix and chilling
“I sat there for about 40 minutes watching an episode of The Good Wife on Netflix” one woman told The Telegraph. I had my iPad with me, so just plugged my headphones in. I felt a bit guilty for not working but it was a quiet day in the office and, to be honest, I just wanted to know what happened in the next episode.”
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2. Pampering your pointers
When it comes to a mani-pedi, there’s no time like the present.
“Sometimes at my old job I would take a nail kit into the bathroom and give myself a manicure and pedicure,” a friend recently told me.
“Nail polish takes quite a while to dry so I would be in there for a good 30 minutes, but no one ever seemed to notice. Sometimes my boss would walk past my desk after and actually comment on how great my nails looked.”