October 31, 2013
I was driving home today just after 5, and was on a busy street near a large mall here in The 757, which is to say a very public place in a generally well mannered area. I saw something to my left that took me a second to comprehend. It was a woman bent move at the waist, her knees only slightly bent, her pants completely down at her ankles, and her ass facing directly toward the street. A nice parabola of urine was jetting out and landing in the street. It looked kind of theatrical, so dramatic was the bared ass and the jet or urine. It kind of blew my mind. This wasn't someone in need squatting somewhere to piss in the absence of a convenient can. This was someone not giving any shit whatsoever about anything. I've only really seen something comparable in Ulaanbaatar, where I saw people squat and take shits right next to the sidewalk without so much as a how-do. Around these parts, I expect my public urination to be a bit more circumspect. Sometime I will tell you about a 5 am church front yard urination in Manhattan. But not today.