no and if you do you are an asshole.
Seriously, this is NOT the place to be making friends, I'm just trying to pee over here.
I'm pretty sure that's a capital crime.
No. That's fucking weird.
Hell, I don't even talk to people i know at the urinal.
I've actually been hanging out with friends where, if we happen to go to the bathroom at the same time (which is, in itself, something that is often scrupulously avoided), all conversation ceases once you cross that threshhold.
exactly, its like dude, my dick is out and in my hand, what is THAT important that you need to talk to a complete stranger for right now?
it is perfectly appropriate to make your friends feel really awkward though. especially if they dont know you are in there.
MY DICK IS OUT AND IN MY HAND = DO NOT TALK TO ME
I'd say this is pretty much true regardless of location or circumstance, actually.
what beverage brought you in here?
No, not even fucking cool.
I've even stopped conversations with friends while we're both at urinals, continuing our talk only when we're both done.
@ream: I'd expect you to tap your foot at me
Sorry @slowpoke. I wouldn't. Skanko, though, would get a foot-tap
I hate urinals, for a variety of reasons. I head straight for the stall, if one is available.
@reamworks - I'm not just a beardy piece of meat you knowwww, i have feeeeelings too
@IceOwl! Watch out for senators!
Senators? Is the senate so packed now that they're putting senators in bathroom stalls?
Larry Craig http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Craig
I always wondered about those tap-dancers.
Oh, it's one of *those* senators. I've just realised that homophobic politicians who are actually secretly gay and get caught with their pants down after making some draconian statement about sexuality is a totally alien concept in Canadian politics. There are definitely Canadian homophobic politicians, but it's pretty uncommon to find news of them having gay anonymous sex in a bathroom stall.
I never understood why this was SUCH a huge taboo for guys. I mean, uncomfortable sure, but the near panic at the prospect?
@salomea - theres just no reason for it. in fact, girls are completely the opposite, and i find that STRANGE. very strange actually. like why do you wanna be talking and watching other people pee? just do your business and get OUT.
@Sal: it's not even about being in a compromising position, or worrying that someone might sneak a peak at my pecker. Sometimes you just need to concentrate to get the flow going and your buddy next door wants to rap about the shooting percentage of the starting guards or the way the waitress was winking at him.
the waterworks shut down without zen concentration. maybe it's an ancient instinct meant to keep you from being eaten while you pee.
of course these days i'm more worried that the urinal will morph into shirley manson and stab me with her liquid metal finger.
@Skanko Well, we don't WATCH each other pee as we talk. :-P We go into our separate stalls, and actually most people don't continue the conversation while actually peeing, although if someone does, it's no big deal.
@autocrush: That's an odd phobia.
I feel you on the zen connection, though.
@sal - hahah but i have witnessed and heard about many occasions where multiple girls go into the same stall, or one toilet bathroom, its odd.
Man, if I ever find myself in a restroom with dudes from GTI, I'll be sure to mosey on up to the urinal next door and start a confab with them. I can't say I'm honestly bothered.
I don't generally intiate converation... ever, but if someone starts talking to me, I don't really mind.
Back in the day, I had one of my professors talk to me while pooping, though... that was just odd.
No - I prefer silence in the restroom.
Well, aside from the regular sounds that people are making when they're doing their regular bathroom deeds, of course.
EGADS!!! THAT IS FRIGHTENING!
With a cool jacket. But frightening nonetheless.
@SKANKO! You said "complete stranger" in your question. What if you knew the guy. Suppose you were peeing, with your penis in your hand, and @Centropomous walks into the bathroom and starts peeing in the urinal next to you. You wouldn't say: "Hey! Aren't you that creepy guy from GT! that likes cats?"
@Optimus: it's also a rather ill-considered plan by the T-1001whatever. What if, you know, somebody else cut in line?
@ream: doesn't matter - friend, foe, complete stranger. don't be talking at me while I'm peeing.
@-j.: She's just have to suck it up, then, wouldn't she?
@OP: hence my (somewhat diplomatic, I think) use of "ill-considered".
i wonder how many nightmares that bit has given golden shower fetishists.
MY DICK IS OUT AND IN MY HAND = DO NOT TALK TO ME I'd say this is pretty much true regardless of location or circumstance, actually.
I beg to differ. I can think of at least one circumstance where you might want someone talking to you. And that someone would probably be female. And she might be saying dirty things.
best overheard in weeks
My assertion still stands. In that situation, less talky, more...
I'm not gonna finish that thought.
@reamworks - probably not. maybe when i was done pissing. but still probably not. the bathroom is not a place for conversation with people i have not yet met.
I do not want to make friends in the toilet.
Nor do I want gum, aftershave or lollipops, or to pay to be handed a towel I can easily reach myself, but thats a whole other matter
Less talky, more stalky.
Less talky, more Old Milwaukee.
Less talky, more Balki.
@Moose: I'm guessing that is NOT Rick's slogan when he's, um, taking things into his own hands.
Less talky, more Pocky!
"I don't want clever conversation,don't want to work that hard"
- Barry White.
@Skanko Same stall?! Uh, no.
Same one-toilet bathroom, sure, maybe, if you don't feel like waiting outside and there's a line. But then you talk to *distract* from the peeing. Ie, "we're just chatting, I'm checking my hair in the mirror, I'm totally not watching you pee." No girl like, stands over another girl and looms over her private parts while talking, or anything.
@sal - i know right? i have heard weird stories about it thats the only reason i believe it to be true. its a weird scenario.
there's a urinal etiquette quiz on okcupid that i found very interestig. i don't think it mentions conversation; it just asks you which is the most appropriate urinal to approach based on the layout of the room and which other urinals are occupied. i was intrigued both at how complex the rules are and also at how i totally knew them all without ever having thought about it.
i also remember reading about how this is a big issue for people with asperger syndrome and don't tend to pick up unwritten rules.
I am URINATING RIGHT NOW, as I'm typing this message! Does that freak you out, Skanko?
hahahah nope. go to town.
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