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.

4 comments:

Matt J said...

do you have an enlarged prostate?

Eric Olsen said...

lol

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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