Thursday, March 12, 2009

To Pee Or Not To Pee? That Is The Question.

Today at work, I discovered a bad habit that I really didn't know I had.

On four different occasions, as I made my way to the bathroom, I stated to at least one person en route, " I have to pee."

Let me enlighten you further with one of today's episodes:

My friend Heather works for a company in the next suite over from mine. Both businesses share the restrooms. I also happen to do some work for her company. So, on one of my trips to the terlet (that's hillbilly speak for TOILET), Heather was going to ask me a question. As she commenced her inquiry, I said, "Wait a minute. I have to pee." And, I went a running.

What the hell is up with this behavior? I mean, really. Did I get my manners from the Junk Yard Dog School of Etiquette?

I realize that I only do this with people that I'm comfortable around. I mean, come on. You have to know that if I were having dinner's say.....President Barack Obama....and suddenly DOODY called, you can bet your arse that I would be refined enough to excuse myself without announcing my urge to pee or.....God forbid, pitch a loaf (nobody's classier than me).

In my more REFINED moments, I usually use one of the following terms:

1. Pardon me. I need to freshen up.

TRANSLATION: I need to check my teeth for spinach chunks, fluff up my hair, and reapply my lipstick.

2. Excuse me. I need to use the facilities.

TRANSLATION: I need to pee...and reapply my lipstick.

3. Anybody know where the hell the bathroom is?


One thing I never, ever say is, "I need to use the restroom." I hate that phrase. As far as I know, nobody goes into a public bathroom to REST. It's not like your going to waltz in there and find a nice puffy Lazy Boy recliner to sit in while you enjoy the FRESH air and sip an expensive glass of vintage port. People go in there to UNLOAD......Resting, NO......Pooping, YES.

Do yourself a favor. Rest when you get your bedroom...where it doesn't smell like sewerage (um...hopefully).

OK. I've probably spoiled your dinner. I guess my work here is done.

Plus, I need to pee....


Jennifer Brindley said...

My Mom says "I need to go winkie tink." I don't know if anything beats that one. ;)

Sally said...

Yeah. I'm thinking that "winkie tink" beats "peeing."

Heather said...

Well, at least you are talking to someone else. As I told you, I am in the habit of announcing it also. When I am alone. Well, to be fair sometimes my cat is within earshot. Sorry Lola, I will try to keep it to myself (silently) from now on...

H.K. said...

Nope, you didn't spoil my dinner...I already ate. But, you definitely had me laughing!

It could be worse. If you were holding your crotch and saying, "I need to go pee." Sadly, I have done that. My husband pointed that out to me. Poor guy, he married an unrefined person.

Sally said...

Oh, come on. I'm sure your hubby's a lot more friendly with his crotch than you are with yours ;)

Jen said...

I think it has to do with the fact that we have had some experience with children that has changed our lives FOREVER.....!!!!

MamaJude said...

We say "go to the potty" even if we are out w/o our children. It's fucking ridiculous and we need to stop it.