Us guys know there is an etiquette when it comes to the men's restroom; for example, the selection of a urinal is critical and making eye contact or talking is usually discouraged. This blog entry is about the latter.
After having lunch, a coworker--who is also a good friend of mine outside of work--and I found ourselves in the men's restroom; he had, however, arrived in there before I did. When I walked into the restroom, I saw him at the third urinal while another coworker was at the urinal closest to the exit.
Men rules state that if this happens you should select a stall or wait in order to avoid the dilemma. I was the renegade and chose the urinal at the end of the restroom next to my friend; besides, we just had lunch together and thought this man rule, due to prior precedent, was voided between us. Not so.
"We're making pizza tonight...," I said. Yes, it's a strange statement to make in the men's restroom, but we're friends, right? Well, I should have gotten the hint after awkward silence. To fill the void, I continued, "And it's with all natural ingredients."
I thought he'd definitely have something to say about us using "natural ingredients." Not so. The only response I got was from the guy at the first urinal who was confused as to whom I was talking to, "huh?"
My friend of over seven years walked away from the urinal, washed his hands, and exited the restroom without saying a word.
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