The Peeing Sound

Sometimes, when I pee, I shud­der a lit­tle bit. Not only that, but a sound may escape me. The only way I can describe it is a soft, trem­bling, excla­ma­tion.

Sometimes, this hap­pens at a pub­lic bath­room.

Sometimes, there hap­pens to be some­one stand­ing next to me, also pee­ing.

Sometimes, I get fun­ny looks.


  1. Dang it! You’ve trumped my poo blog­ging with pee blog­ging!

    Oh wait, I’ve pee-blogged after eat­ing beets. If only I could find it… I need to tag my posts more thor­ough­ly…

  2. I’ve always thought hav­ing to stand next to any­one while pee­ing must be quite strange.
    I don’t even like being in the same bath­room with oth­ers, even with a mar­gin­al door.

  3. my sis­ter and i have this thing where we tell each oth­er, “nice pee sound” if we’re with­in close prox­im­i­ty of our bath­room when the oth­er is doing a num­ber 1. (our toi­let door isn’t sound­proof.)

    yes, we’re weird.

  4. Hmm. I thought I was the only one who shook when she peed.

  5. Now that I think of it, I use to pee-shud­der a lot more when I was younger. I won­der why that is.

  6. Well i’ve heard of 2 the­o­ries. One being that the shiv­er is a ner­vous sys­tem response, and the oth­er being that the body shiv­ers as a response to low­ered body tem­per­a­ture from the warm liq­uid escap­ing.

    Apparently it hap­pens more in men than women but i’ve def­i­nite­ly expe­ri­enced a shake or two in my day.

  7. @Tiana — Ha ha! My plan the entire time was to trump your poo blog­ging. The only way you’ll be able to top that is with some in-depth, com­pre­hen­sive peri­od blog­ging or some­thing.

    @Xibee — It’s about as strange as sit­ting next to some­one and doing it. It does feel strange, how­ev­er, when the bath­room isn’t very well designed, and there’s only a tiny par­ti­tion sep­a­rat­ing the uri­nals and the door to the out­side. If the tim­ing is unfor­tu­nate, some­one walk­ing by may get a view of peo­ple doing their busi­ness inside, even if part of it is cov­ered.

    @fran — That tops any­thing that I’ve ever thought of myself as weird. So those are the secret things sib­lings do with each oth­er?

    @maeko — Isn’t it nice to know you’re not alone? What I haven’t fig­ured out is whether I’m the only one who makes a sound.

    @loo — It’s the oppo­site for me; I pee-shud­der more now that I’m old­er.

    @julie — Both those the­o­ries make sense, but who knows. Maybe it’s one of those unsolved mys­te­ri­ous, like why yawn­ing is con­ta­gious. Maybe it’s a form of pri­mal social pea­cock­ing, where the males must shake their bits and the females must shake their booty to show their prowess amongst oth­ers of the same sex.

  8. Here’s my weird thing:

    I sneeze when I look at bright light, but most­ly when I face the sun (don’t even have to be look­ing at it).

  9. That’s like this guy I knew who’s eyes would water when drink­ing car­bon­at­ed bev­er­ages. Like a short­ing of the sens­es.

  10. I remem­ber that first one! It was a some­what vex­ing look into the world of the female func­tions.

    And, of course, I had to look up what a DivaCup was after read­ing the sec­ond one.

    I’ll con­cede you this round! But I’m sure I’ll be back when I’m 50, and some­thing new and dis­gust­ing is hap­pen­ing to my body.

  11. I still have a birth to blog… hmm maybe I’ll vlog it! Just for you!

  12. I’m scared and intrigued at once. Remember to film any pla­cen­ta cooking/eating!

  13. I thought I’d give it to you as a car-warm­ing gift… What you don’t want it???

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