This has been bugging me for awhile now and I just have to ask this question: Why the hell do some guys feel the need to spit in the urinal in a public restroom prior to using it? And, why does it seem to be a common habit among one or two ethnic groups?
I have talked about men’s bathroom habits before such as how some men like to take a “hands off” approach to urination, but that at least seems to be a relatively infrequent occurrence and the folks who do it don’t tend to have anything in common with each other than A) being men and B) having a phobia about touching their own pricks while peeing.
I’m not talking about guys who walk into the john and cough up a goober the size of Rhode Island due to a cold or too much chewing tobacco either. That I can understand and I’d prefer they deposited it in the urinal rather than the sink or, much worse, the public drinking fountain as some guys do. No, I’m talking about guys who just walk up and spit a small amount of saliva into the urinal for no apparent reason. Some of these guys have to pause for a moment to collect enough spit to do the job and they absolutely, positively, will not piss before they spit.
Spitting in the urinal prior to using it seems to be a very common practice with men of at least two different ethnic groups, which I won’t list because I don’t want to be accused of being a bigot. Suffice it to say that here at my job we have a very diverse workforce with people from all over the world working here which tends to be common at automotive companies. At first I thought it was just me noticing a few select individuals doing the spitting, but as time has gone on I’ve noticed that just about every single man in these two different ethnic groups pauses to expectorate prior to relieving himself and it’s just boggling to me. I’ve wondered if its a cultural issue or if it has some sort of religious aspect to it, but I can’t think of a good way to ask that might not potentially offend someone. Let alone the just plain oddness of saying something like:
- “Hey, I’ve been watching you closely every time you come in here to piss and I can’t help but notice that you take a moment to spit in the urinal prior to draining your weasel. Is there some reason you do that or are you just some sort of weirdo?”
People at work already have enough reason to think I’m strange. I don’t need them thinking I study how they piss with the dedicated attention of a psychologist.