But is it normal behavior for an average person—as opposed to a visionary like Glenn—to pee in a jar? We asked some people on the street who looked like they would know under what circumstances urinating in a jar or a bottle would be OK. When was the last time that you peed in a jar or bottle? When is the last time that you peed in a jar or bottle? Actually, I have two of them in my room right now that I forgot to take out.
I [F22] found out my roommate [F24] of a few months goes to the "bathroom" in her room.
Shit That Roommates Say
A distinction needs to be made between those who urinate in containers and then soon empty them, and those who let the containers accumulate. Not surprisingly, the bedroom was a pigsty, with piles of dirty clothes and used food containers, bowls, glasses and utensils strewn about. I learned this from a cop whom I called to check on this man because a deathly odor began emanating from his unit. The cop told me that the man explained he had to urinate in cups because his roommate was always in the bathroom.
I once tried to use telepathy to talk to my cat. Olive was less than six months old then, a sweet and compact ball of fur-love with a habit of peeing on my bed. Over time, cleaning up cat pee and trying to anticipate where she might inappropriately pee next easier to win the Powerball, btw became incredibly stressful, not to mention expensive. Too often I came home eager to cozy up in bed only to find yet another smelly wet spot. I had to divulge my feline baggage every time I dated someone new or changed living situations.
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