July 30, 2007

Training for something at any rate...

Rounding the front of my car in the Target parking lot today, I looked up and saw a mother helping her son who was standing on the back seat in the open door of their Denali. She looked up and saw me, and immediately pulled up her son's pants, revealing to me what he had been doing. I looked at the ground, and sure enough, there was his fresh pee in a puddle at her feet.

She lifted him down to stand on the asphalt next to his pee, and she reached into the car and got a water bottle, then proceeded to spray down the pee puddle.

How the hell does someone (who owns a DENALI for jeebus' sake) reach the point where teaching their child to pee in a busy parking lot instead of walking 20 yards to the public restroom is OK?

14 comments:

Robert said...

Because owning a Denali is about showing how important you are, not about how classy you are, right? "Look at me, the whole world is my restroom!"

Cele said...

Isn't it amazing how (at least in my perception) things are changing.

hm-uk said...

Does the mother get any points for trying to spray down the pee puddle?

aka madre said...

She's training him to be a man! You can pee wherever the Hail you want!!!

aka madre

JulieAnn Henneman said...

My son is obsessed with peeing outside because one of his little friends did it at the behest of his mother once while they were jumping on a trampoline.

There has to be a special place in the male brain that makes them want to pee in or on something other than a toilet.

In terms of the Denalii-driving mom, I agree with Robert--class and money do NOT go hand in hand most of the time.

mwah!

C. L. Hanson said...

I think Robert has the correct answer.

In the story of public urination in my more tales from the nude beach post, the cop who gave the gut a ticket said exactly that: "Do you think this beach is your toilet?"

celerman said...

I agree with Robert. The Peeing is like scent marking. She is training her son to lay claim to the world around him. In exactly the same way, that's what big, expensive cars are for.

Jazzy said...

I would hope that the mother was embarrassed about being caught in the act, so to speak, but I am afraid that someone who teaches her son to pee in public like that does not embarrass easily.

Janet M Kincaid said...

I agree with Robert on this one. There's no excuse for that, except flat out laziness. Target has restrooms. Avail yourself of those facilities! It's what they're there for. Ugh. I'm getting old...

JulieOShields said...

LOL Lisa, this is a funny post. It reminds me of what a story my nephew told after they arrived at another sister's house this past Thanksgiving. Little brother had to pee...bad, and dad didn't want to stop the car, so little brother was handed a soda bottle and told to fill it. He obliged, the cap was placed on it, and it was put in the trash can at the next stop. There are alternatives to peeing outside in public! Of course he was mortified as his big brother told the story to all of the relatives gathered for Thanksgiving.

Robert said...

I grew up with someone (not me) who kept a cup in his pickup that I was always quick to explain should never be handled or used. He used it to pee in on the roadside and then pour it out. I never really understood what the point of the cup was in that transaction.

I also heard of a truck driver who had a configuration he built into his rig that allowed him to pee into something and then spray it out behind him on other vehicles. Makes you think twice about tailgating, huh?

Thanks for all the acknowledgements. :)

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Robert, how does it feel to be the resident expert on pee and class? Ha.

Thanks for the great comments, everyone.

Bishop Rick said...

Can I just say how happy I am that you started archiving? Your scroll bar was getting so small, it was hard to get hold of.

I must come to the defense of that denali-driving mother. She obviously knows that you can never get enough experience with that appendage.

paranoidfr33k said...

"about showing how important you are, not about how classy you are"

This is also true for their driving ability. I drove from Utah county to Newport Beach and back, with all its driving bliss, and am flabbergasted at how poorly people drive when they are driving an expensive vehicle. Its either a BMW, Mercedes, Hummer or a rice burner (these guys are better at being bad drivers).

The world is a sad place.

/paranoidfr33k