So I just had to share my funny experience last week while pumping... I work full time and when I'm in the office I am able to go in to a private office three times a day to pump and have had no problems with corwokres or anything else. Last week I was out of the office at a conference for two days, so I had to bring my pump with me and go in to the bathroom of the hotel where the conference was to pump. The first day I was in there and all was quiet for the first several minutes. Then a group of ladies came in to the bathroom and started a conversation like so...
- Do you hear that noise?
-- Yeah, what is it? It sounds weird.
- I don't know. It does sound weird.
-- You know, it sounds like something spraying... like maybe one of those automatic air freshners or something.
- You're right... it does. But it must be broken because it just keeps spraying and spraying.
-- Yeah, that's it... because it does smell really strong in here.
- It sure does. That's got to be what it is. It smells so strong in here!
-- They really need to fix that. The smell is strong!
So my breastpump had convinced these ladies that there was a broken automatic air freshner in the bathroom and they even began to smell the air freshner! I wonder if it smelled like breast milk!
And even funnier, the second day of the conference I was in the bathroom pumping again and I overheard a similar conversation!!
So I told a few of the girls I work with and now whenever we're in the office and they know I've just finished pumping, they'll tell me the air freshner in my office smells very strong!