We have all done the pee-pee dance.
But – maybe outside of our small children – it’s hard to tell if others are doing it.
What if you could tell?
What if you knew when someone just had to go?
Such a funny story:
My wife says that I’m too nice, while I claim that she’s just a very, very bad person. Around the time we started living together, we had a serious fight about it. It started when I came upstairs with a cabdriver who’d taken me home from the university. He had to pee. She awoke to the sound of his flushing the toilet, and she walked into our living room not fully dressed. The skinny cabdriver came out of the bathroom and gave her a polite “Good morning” while zipping up. She responded with a quick “Oh my God” and ran back into the bedroom.
–Etgar Keret, The Seven Good Years
Only then did I realize that I was endowed with the unique and absolutely insignificant power to sense when people need to go to the bathroom. It turned out that to me things like that were as transparent as those glass doors at the bank my wife keeps crashing into, while the rest of the human race is totally insensitive to the status of other people’s bladders.