Jan. 23rd, 2006 @ 12:38 pm
There are many behaviors in life that baffle me. One of them is the guys that walk into the men's restroom, walk past an entire row of empty urinals, lock themselves in a toilet stall, and proceed to stand up to whiz in the toilet.
Is there something wrong with the urinal? ...is it too high? ...too low? ...does it not provide a large enough target?
Maybe it's their penis? ...is it so small that they can't grasp it enough to aim properly, or simple embarrassment? ...is it so large that when they uncoil it from their bulging pants it falls past the edge of the urinal? ...does it's size force them to stand back so far that they'd block others from passing?
Is it perhaps an issue of sanitation? ...that standing in front of something that they don't need to touch in any way isn't nearly as clean as having to lift the seat up? ...or maybe they don't lift the seat up at all, in which case all I can do is have pity on the next poor fool that sits down.
This is just something I don't get. What would cause you to walk past a series of available devices that are designed to do exactly what you're about to do anyway?
I've been guilty of that when I'm wearing light trousers. In a stall I can drop trou a fewer inches more than I can by a urinal and thus guarantee a urine stain free crotch. I can also give a final wipe with a square of TP. It is a little decadent, but hey, we only live once.
Ahhh... the life of a well dressed freeballing fag... ;)
how about pee-shy? i have always had a bad case of being pee-shy ever since i was young. i like the privacy of a stall. i can concentrate on the task at hand.
and i don't have a problem with people getting a peek at the goods ;-) it's jsut really none of their business! :-)
Perhaps... peeshy I can understand... but if there's no one else at any of the urinals?
Just because there's nobody currently
at the urinals doesn't mean there won't be someone stopping you mid-stream...
i do this whenever i am wearing a button-fly because buttoning back up requires more focus and time than socially acceptable. :P
i have also noticed that the straight guys in my office tend to do this when one of the gay guys is already using one of the urinals (and vice versa).
hrm... on first point, I suppose I can see that too... though the process of buttoning back up doesn't cross my mind until after the need-to-pee feeling has been dealt with. :)
second point, well... okay... but in this instance, there was no one else there...?
I wonder if I could just be completely crass and ask someone when they're leaving the bathroom :P I wonder if someone can make a complete list of the number of mens-room etiquette rules that'd be violating... ;)
This is also required when you're wearing N layers of snow ski clothing. It's also helpful if you want to retuck your shirt into your pants.
Ah yes... whizzing when gear'd up is intensely frustrating... all these bits of stuff getting in the way of the stream... but I just figured that everyone else is prob in the same situation I am, and just do it off to the side... no stall required...
I can't pee in front of people. Or if people are even around. I have a super shy bladder. That's why i always have to go in the stall. Even then I might have trouble doing it unless the bathroom is totally empty.
I'm poo-shy to that degree... but then, my post was about urinals, and those don't really apply to me... ;)
eh, the basic training experience stripped me of any lingering pee or potty shyness. not that i was especially shy to begin with, but i'd often choose a stall because when i was pierced it was easier to pee sitting down than to hassle with all the jewelry.
On one hand I'm wondering "They let you keep the jewelry in the military?"... but on the other hand, do they actually check for it? ;)
(and if they do, how can I get that job?! ;)
i think of it this way: it makes the line to the urinals shorter (several of my friends are pee shy though).
I'm just glad that's one of the neurotic behaviors I don't have!
I can do either/or -- if we're talking a totally empty bathroom (or even a partially full one), I'll typically use the urinal. I won't if there's a creepy guy standing at a john or if there's no barriers.
Having said that... I have a good friend who won't stand up -- at all -- ever. In the almost 10 years I've known him, I've known him to stand up to pee twice (and I only remember this because he was drunk and either told me or I had to help keep him from falling over). In his case, it's simply a pee-shy matter.
I can't believe I'm going into that detail about peeing in my first post in your LJ. Hi there, BTW. :)
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