Friday, July 16, 2010

Urinal Madness!


I has to use the bathroom at the gym yesterday, and I completely forgot about a problem I knew one of the urinals had. This little problem resulted in a high level of embarrassment, wet feet and possibly, pee on another man's leg.

So, I'm using the urinal, and it happens to be one of those motion-sensor ones, that will flush when you step away from it. Normally, I am a fan of these, as I hate touching the handle to flush them, thinking of where each guy's hand was before he touched that handle. The problem was, I must have shifted while I was going and it caused the urinal to flush.

Now, the problem: What I forgot was, this one particular urinal is busted. Oh, it flushes, but it flushes WAY TOO HARD! The water comes down like a waterfall and causes the pooling water on the bottom of the urinal to spill out a bit. So, as I'm peeing it begins to flush. In an instant, I did what I believe most people would do in this situation without time to think, and that's jump backwards like pulling your hand from something you didn't realize was blazing hot. Now the big problem: I'm still peeing. Apparently, I picked prime pee time, cause the other urinals are all in use. This is bad. The guy next to me goes, "Dude . . . dude,dude, DUDE!" Yup, think I got him in the ankle. This is a situation where an apology really can rectify the damage done. I'd chop off my leg if I was him. Of course, I also got it all over the floor around the urinal, before my brain caught up with my actions and I stopped.

Bottom line: I need to find a new gym.


Nikki said...

Wow, I learned something new today. I didn't know that guys had auto-flush urinals. I thought it was a special luxury only women have. Now I don't feel special.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you blogged about this because I didn't get to hear the entire story this morning. It is indeed one of the funniest things that I have ever heard but I can imagine your embarrassment. I hope you at least tried to clean it up! I'm guessing you don't handle crisis situations well. Offer those guys PST t-shirts. And for the poor guy you may have peed on, throw him a mug too. I'm sending you those puppy training pads. Keep one with you at all times.