Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Text of the Week

Some texts completely make your day. This was one of them.

Morals of Post:
  • The International Paruresis Association, estimates that 17 million Americans suffer from some form of Shy Bladder Syndrome.

  • Like any best friend would do... I thought about putting together a "Shy Bladder Walk" or "Shy Bladder Marathon" for the cause; but then I thought, maybe I'll just 'Google' for a cure... results were more than I could have ever hoped for... here is an excerpt.  I dedicate this to you Addi.

    "... offers a three-day workshop for shy bladders, held monthly in cities in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. It costs $300 to attend. The first day is a group counseling session. During the second day, attendees gorge themselves on water and then, in pairs, practice voiding in their hotel bathrooms. In this exercise, one man stands at the toilet while a partner stands a comfortable distance behind him. As the first man begins to urinate, his partner inches closer, eventually standing directly behind the man, sometimes touching or razzing him as he urinates, to re-create the feel of a busy public restroom. The closing event of the workshop, which Soifer calls the "graduation ceremony," is held in a bathroom at a train station, airport, or, occasionally, a ballpark." - Bryan Curtis; Slate Magazine

    What the... I'm pretty certain that if someone snuck up behind me at a urinal and started touching me I would be more than a little shy too (not to mention really creeped out)... but hey, that's just me.


  1. Oh Addison.

    p.s. Best belated virtual birthday gift ever! I can't decide what I'm going to make Lindsay do first... maybe move to Latvia? Forever.

  2. I'd rather suffer from SBS than go to one of those conferences. In fact, I think I'd rather do anything than go to one of those conferences. Death first, even. No one needs to face their fears like that.

  3. Oh my goodness.. I officially don't read your blog enough.

    Please forgive my absence, I will reconcile this for sure.

  4. So when I initially read this post, I thought Addi was a girl (no offense...still learning...) and I was impressed to the point of asking for lessons. BUT, after I did my homework for a second (creeping is caring...back off. It's not my fault you put so much of your facebook on private...) I realized that I was still impressed, but moreso in a proud parent kind of way.

    But here's the most important thing...whilst doing my hw, I discovered something that has completely flipped my world upside down. A little picture. From a Dodgers game. In 2008. THAT I WAS AT.You shall now check your phone semi-soon and will see a text. So freaked out.

    And also, that article about shy bladders? i was keeled over in laughter. And then it made me need to pee, which also made me feel fortunate that I do not suffer from shy bladder. Win-win.


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