A mum has slammed a dad who got changed in front her and his own children in the changing rooms of a swimming pool – but others pointed out why they believed she was in the wrong.
She explains that she went to wait in the changing area after turning up at the wrong time for her son’s swimming lesson, where the man was changing his daughters after they had been swimming.
The dad then ‘drops his pants and is stark naked in front of his daughters’, with the mum adding that he was also stood by the door so would be in full view of anyone else walking in.
He remained naked as he dried himself, with the mum adding there were cubicles available and he could also have used a towel to cover himself up.
She said: “Why would an adult choose to get naked in a dressing room at a swim lesson for children with strangers around?
“Am I being unreasonable to find it bizarre?
“His bum was also hairy and unattractive.”
Others initially supported her concerns, replying to the post on Mumsnet to say they would also feel uncomfortable if a man was getting changed in front of women and children in a unisex changing area.
The mum then added the detail to the story that she had in fact gone to wait in the men’s changing rooms as ‘the women’s is usually crowded’.
She said: “I’m not fussed about nakedness, I just thought in that situation a towel would have been appropriate. I also get the inability to watch kids from a cubicle. But a towel?
“Also yes, if you entered with your child you would have both walked into an adult man’s penis.
“There is no corner so it’s door open and hello outside.”
The addition to the story left the forum baffled, with one replying: “Wait so you were a woman going into a men’s changing room and upset there was a penis there?
“I’m guessing if a man had come into the women’s changing room because it was less busy there would have been uproar!”
A second said: “You’re a female in the men’s changing rooms. You’re in the wrong here.”
Others still agreed with the woman that the man had been inappropriate, with one arguing: “No, if you might be seen by other children (or in my apparently very repressed family, even your own), you don’t just let everything hang out.
“You make a concerted effort to not inflict the sight of your naked body on other (non-consenting) people, whatever their ages.”