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January 18th, 2008

Urine My Space!

There is an unspoken code out there amongst men which I am about to ununspoke: when using a bathroom, never use the urinal next to another man unless you absolutely have to.

I have no idea when this started or how or why but it’s true. I’ve never been in a situation where someone has come in and used a urinal immediately next to me – I, like others, have even used the “shortie” urinal in order to avoid it.

I’m going to guess it all comes down to machismo in some way. But in the meantime, I think new bathrooms should have a nice, wide 3-4 feet between each urinal. That way no one has hard feelings.

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Ryan January 18, 2008, 6:56 pm

At my place of employ, there are only two, so if one is taken, the options are: 1. use the other one (probably the shortie) or 2. use a stall.

At least there’s a good divider between the two. There’s nothing I hate more than lack of dividers. Sometimes, one’s junk needs privacy.

Terry M. January 20, 2008, 3:46 am

I’d been wondering why whenever I’m already going and somebody comes in they always go to the shortie one, instead of next to me. For a while I thought they were trying to avoid me, maybe I smell or something?

While on this subject, how about people who come in and try to start conversation while taking care of business. That is one my main pet peeves around.

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