How come men will never stop the car to let you go to the bathroom?
Negotiating pee breaks is like negotiating world peace. Utmost diplomacy must be used and proper wording is crucial. There must be ceremony and goodwill fostered – gifts exchanged – before the two parties sit down at the negotiating table. Big things are at stake here.
“Are you planning on stopping for gas soon?”
“Um OK. “Hungry?”
“How far to the next town?”
“I could use a washroom, you know, when it is convenient to stop.” I smile hopefully.
I try again, “You know, like if you happen to see a rest stop along the way and it is easy to pull off … I am not desperate yet or anything, I am just trying to give you good notice that I will need to stop in the next hour ok?”
“Ya sure, we can see …”
I have considered just saying “OK.”
…and peeing on the front seat … Continue reading