From an IM session this morning,
me: *hee hee.. I just had my first case of urinal shyness in years.
them: I have that all the time
me: … [insert the sound of my brain going kablooey]
them: and I tell myself “just relax, just relax. jesus, woman!”
me: Or maybe you need less distinctive shoes.
them: it sucks when I’m sitting on the john and someone walks in and says, “oh, hi [insert name here]!”
me: Women get bowl/stall shyness too?
them: like, HELLO???? shut the eff up!
me: Yeah, you need “pee shoes”
them: yes, we do
To my credit, the bathroom was oddly full, I don’t know if all the stalls were occupied, but two guys decided they’d rather stand and wait for the urinals and there was someone next to me and … nothing happened! I zipped up, washed and left, of course getting back to my desk with the urge to go even stronger.
But this could be a great new idea for 2006, “Pee Shoes! Ensure your anonymity on the bowl!” Who wants to star in my infomercial?