Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Urinals and Cellphone Don't Mix

The other day Tracie and I went to see Harry Potter. Before the movie started I went to the lavetory. While using the facilities I heard a kid talking loudly. On my way out I notice that he was all by himself at the urinal talking on his cellphone!

It was a clear case of T.W.P. Talking While Peeing! The last time I heard of such a thing was from my friend Bob Riddley who said a girl that liked him one time flushed the toilet while talking to him and he caught her. I couldn't believe it. If you can't hold it, tell the person you're talking to you will call them back.

I thought that it was an isolated incident until yesterday when I was in the facilities at the mall and a man came in talking on his phone and procede to relieve himself without hanging up.

What conversation can't be interupted for this bodily function? Seriously, they'll wait. You can call them back. Send them a text message. They understand. They can hear the splashing and it grosses them out.

-Gary Milner


Anonymous said...

Dear Gary -
Are you kidding me? Did this really bother you enough to post it on your blog? I am using the bathroom right now, as I am typing this response to your posting. I hope that it bothers you knowing that if I were not taking a shit, I would not waste my time reading your post about people who upset because they talk on their cell phones while peeing.

Jeff said...

Gary -
This is exactly why the hands free headsets were invented. Can you imagine how many cell phones were dropped in the toilet before they were invented?? If I am not talking on my cell phone while taking a dump, I am playing black jack.

Bob Milner said...

To anonymous: Did you remember to wipe?

rea said...

I have one friend who swears it's an Italian thing, or at least a thing within her Italian family, that she makes all her important phone calls to best friends and family while 'on the can'. It's odd, but at least she doesn't do the flushing bit while on the phone.

I do find it weird though when girls answer their cell while on the can in a public restroom - not only is it a restroom, but it's echo enhanced and they somehow get through the whole scenario AND are able to pull their pants up. Are there no limits???

Jeff Milner said...


I was traveling back to my hometown and, responding to Mother Nature, decided to stop at one of those rest areas on the side of the road.

I went into the washroom. The first stall was taken, so I went into the second stall. I had just sat down when I heard a voice from the other stall.

"Hi there, how is it going?"

I am not the type to strike up conversations with strangers while sitting on the john in restrooms on the side of the road. I didn't know what to do, but finally I said, "Not bad."

Then the voice said, "So, what are you doing?"

At this point, I was starting to find the situation a bit weird, but I said, "Well, I'm headed back east."

Then I heard the person, all flustered, say, "Look, I'll call you back. Every time I ask you a question, the idiot in the next stall keeps answering me!!!"