December 03, 2007

Mocking My Future Self

Roughly ten years ago, I walked into a public men's room and there was an old man in there standing in front of a urinal, with both arms raised and pressed against the wall, as if taking advantage of this downtime to take a brief upper-body nap.

Frightened, I quickly left the men's room and told the story to all my friends. We laughed at the weird old man and his old man ways.

A decade passed, and last Friday I walked into the empty men's room at work and stood before a urinal. It had been a tough week. And I was exhausted. Before I knew it, my hands were raising and I slowly leaned against the wall in front of me.

Quickly realizing what I had done, I lowered my hands and became instantly ashamed.

I have become that which I scoffed.


Matt J said...

do you have an enlarged prostate?

Eric Olsen said...


t'was not pain, but the rigors of life that caused my hands to raise.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, you've become THAT guy! I must say, I've never seen the no handed urinator - only the one handed. You know the one I mean. I've always filed that in the "just because you can doesn't mean you should" category.

Eric Olsen said...

in my defense, i was alone. against my defense, that doesn't really matter.

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