I had to pee when I took my sister’s call. The longer we chatted, well, you know, the more I had to go. Then I started laughing at her adventure of boarding the wrong plane outside during a rain storm in the dark. Her seat assignment was in row 22, but the last row of seats on the plane ended in the teens. I couldn’t call her back. I had to hear what happened.
I headed for the bathroom, hit mute, and put her on speaker. Before long, you’ve guessed, my sister said, “Hey, are you there?”
I was peeing. Why is it when you hold it, it takes so long to go? And laughing makes it worse?
“Hello?” There was concern in her voice.
I was still peeing. I had no choice. I held the pee, click off mute and with a laugh said “I’m here.” Back to mute and peeing. Phew!
Finally, I was done. I hit mute to talk and flushed. We couldn’t stop laughing.
The next day, December 22, 2016, The Washington Post, published Miss Manners view on phone and bathroom etiquette. “No flushing during phone calls.” I called my sister who answered with a chuckle. “I’m peeing,” she said.
Thanks for reading along. I just couldn’t subject you to anything serious this week! Just the same, stay passionate about what you love and stand for.