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you’d love to wash this from your memory

by Jen at 6:32 pm on 10.09.2008 | 2 Comments
filed under: blurblets, mundane mayhem

sometimes i really have to wonder how i make it through the day.

for my work i have to use an i.d. swipe card to get into and out of lots of doors. it’s handily put on a badge lanyard, but i can’t stand to wear i.d. around my neck like some kind of tagged animal, so i usually shove the card in my back pocket and let the lanyard dangle out for easy grabbing.

i also try to drink a lot of fluids at work, which means i have to pee a lot. the ladies’ room is through several sets of doors on the next floor down, which means i have to take my swipe card.

(you see where this is going, don’t you?)

and yes, it finally happened today – i ran to the ladies room, backed up to the toilet, pulled down my trousers, sat down…

… and managed to pee all over my lanyard, still hanging from my back trouser pocket, but the cord swinging gently inside the lip of the bowl.

the acorn – flood pt.1

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  • 1

    Comment by Ali

    12.09.2008 @ 23:47 pm

    Amusing. I hope you had a giggle at the same time.

  • 2

    Comment by nikoline

    13.09.2008 @ 19:10 pm

    Oh, my! I once had my little red wallet tucked under my arm and did some kind of spin as I entered to restroom and it went flying out from under my arm and directly into le toilet. It was a “clean” bowl, but still…

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