Due to recent upgrades over at cash strapped Stoke-on-Trent City Council's north based swimming pool, there now appears to be less not more family changing cubicles.
For your regular user I've noticed this means more hunting around for a cubicle to come free, so any sign of white splash of colour on a cubicle lock is fair game, and means it's free to use.
Not today, it turns out. After looking around for a spare cubicle to get dried in, I spied a white lock. Not wanting to lose out from someone coming down the concealed corner, I tried the door.
The cubicle was not free.
It wasn't even close to being free.
I was confronted with a large lady with towl raised without clothes on.
Using the slogan from a 80's cider advert, I made a sharpe exit and quickly bundled myself and my boy into the nearest FREE cubicle where I recovered from my fright.
The moral of this story? Please please lock your door!