Thursday, April 1

Pssst, I Can't Hear You

Every so often, I like to post little tidbits of inanity from my life, for all those would-be psycho-analysts out there who may be reading.

Here's one:

Ever since I can remember, I have always been very careful to make the stream of pee hit the sides of the inside of the bowl, rather than splashing into the toilet lake. I do this because I don't like the sound of pee hitting water, I guess because I don't want anyone to know what I'm doing in there.


Cyn said...

I can't let this one go Rob. (NPI)
I do that too, although it's harder for girls to 'aim for the side of the bowl', we can do it. My main reason for doing it I think goes back to childhood, and for some reason thinking that if someone heard me peeing (or pooing for that matter)it was a bad thing, like I should feel embarrassed. If I was at someone else's house I used to run the water so they couldn't here me.

Nils Ling said...

True story: my father in law got a hearing aid and suffered with it for a week before tearnig it out saying "At my age, a good piss is rare enough that I know when I'm having one. I don't need to frigging HEAR it!"

Calico Cat said...

I hear what you are saying.
On a related topic I am urinally challanged. I have trouble urinating in public restrooms. Sorry, but I can't perform whilst standing next to anyone, (including a nurse who was really cute, holding the container next to my 'pee pee' after surgery and encouraging me, a great porno opportunity but.......)
I always aim my stream as an accompliment to the efforts of the janitor for future toilet bowl cleaning. No need to thank me.

Davey said...

I can recall a time when I was curious about the etiquette of peeing (water vs the side of the toilet bowl) - I think I may have been 10 or 11 at the time - when the sitcom "Maude" offered guidance.
The particulars are now exceedingly blurry - Walter reciting a poem to a grandkid which (paraphrased) suggested it was better to hit the side because it was quieter and thus more polite. I've thought of that often over the past 30 years as I've "drained the main vein."
Thank you, Norman Lear.