Learning the Ropes

Some things, they just don't teach in school. And they should. About a friend's kid:

"Hey, C, you need to teach your son how to pee properly. He's doing it wrong! He stands there at the toilet, does his business, and then shakes the last drops off ... all over his pants."

12 comments:

Kevin said...

I read article about this in Men's Health. They talked about how to avoid such pant-front mishaps which can cause poor first (or second/third/etc impressions).

If I remember correctly, what they suggested is, after you're done peeing, to you push the head down and let the last drop dribble down the sac. While this isn't going to be a clean solution, they say it's better than having pee on the front of your pants.

On the other hand, if you're really that concerned, go to the stall, pee, and wipe with a tissue.

Nk said...

I'm almost afraid to ask: why the heck was he watching C's kid pee?!

Momcy said...

Yeah, the same question came into my mind too. U watched the kid pee? And how does the men washroom set up? Don't they have dividers of some kind? You mean you can see everybody pee openly? O boy O boy!

Ben said...

Yeesh, you assuming people. I should clarify that this was overheard. I was nowhere near the statement! Nor the incident, for that matter.

And that's just gross, letting that last drop come back at you. Nasty. Reminds me of a rhyme I heard once.

No matter how you shake and dance,
that last drop always falls in your pants.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Tangent thought: this entry reminded me of an episode I witnessed while riding the trains. This man once rushed in, headed to the doors that allow you access between trains. He steps out. Few minutes later, comes back in. His then clean and dry pants were covered with drops. Obviously, he had relieved himself but not accounted for the moving train and wind direction.

- aliasa

Ting said...

My grandma was babysitting both me (12 years old) and my 2 year old cousin. When my grandma had to go get some groceries, she put me in charge of watching over my younger cousin while she was out...an easy task, since we were just watching tv.

A little while after grandma left, my cousin complained about his diaper...I had never changed a diaper before...but he really looked uncomfortable, so I decided to help him out.

Luckily he had only peed, but I thought I had to wipe his "wee wee" for him since that's what I saw on tv...so I got some toilet paper and tried to wipe it...unfortunately, the toilet paper was 1-ply and bits of it tore off and got stuck all over his little privates.

I began to panic at that point...there was no way I was gonna pick those little bits off of him...so I frantically looked around for anything that might help...and...found my grandma's rubber gloves...the ones she used to prepare fish. Well...those did the trick...and I was able to slap on a clean diaper.

Hmmmm...but i don't remember washing the gloves after I used them.

Ben said...

How about washing those gloves before using them on him? "Something smells fishy around here ..."

Momcy said...

I remember when Dave was little (3 or 4?), got up from an afternoon sleep, looked half asleep, he rushed to the frige, opened the door and pee right there. What a clean up job for me!

Ben said...

How was the food that week?

Anonymous said...

I have often heard of people peeing in the fridge during sleep. What is the attraction?

Susan

Anonymous said...

My sister teaches 1st grade. One kid pooped in his pants and all over himself one day. My sister found out that the kid is scared to go to the bathroom at school, and that's why he pooped in his pants. When she asked the kid, the kid said he was scared because he didn't want to take all his clothes off in the bathroom. Apparently, at home, his mom makes him take ALL his clothes off to use to bathroom. Pee or poop. Now that is messed up parenting. ~ jason

Anonymous said...

hey, this is a pretty tricky blog entry, btw. moving from poop to pee so deftly ...