Panic Attack in the Public Washroom

I know it’s been a while since I posted and I know this may be a weird topic to write about but it’s too many words for Twitter.

We were in Red Deer to go to an appt. ( one that was causing me a little anxiety, I might add) and since were were early decided to stop at a popular cafe/restaurant for coffee and the washroom.  I was sitting, like I usually do and someone turned on the dryer to dry their hands.  OMG!!!  It was SO loud!!  We have one of those in Lacombe, that I know of, that I try to avoid using that washroom unless I mentally prepare myself.  I was FREAKING out!  I just wanted to cover my years and scream and I will admit, I came close to doing so.

I googled when I got home and I guess this is a thing but it doesn’t seem to be talked about, or maybe too common.  More so with kids, it seems.  I really do hate loud sounds, including music, which makes life tough sometimes when you live with people that LOVE loud sounds and music.  If I know it’s coming I can prepare myself and be ready and it’s not so bad.  Just freaking tell me!

I am still shaking and freaked out .  I don’t know if there is a way to deal with this.  I guess it’s not common enough to post a sign in the washroom.  That’s one place I won’t be going into again.  I hope the whole chain doesn’t go that way.

I’m curious if anyone else has this issue.  Am I once again…..abnormal?

Have a great day friends.

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