(from an anonymous urinal-user in Boulder, Colorado.)
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I. P. Frealy
What’s this guy’s problem? I didn’t know that people needed instructions on how to use a urinal.
The best part is the last sentence – especially the way the word “you” is underlined – clearly indicates some deep rooted psychological issues.
If whoever wrote this worked at my company I’d be very very afraid.
Can’t we all just get along and pee in peace?
Jun 11, 2007 at 7:42 am rating: 1
Chester the Molester
Mop it up???? Obviously this guy has never been to a bar….
Quick, call the pee police.
Jun 11, 2007 at 7:49 am rating: 1
A Lesson A Day
I “have been informed.” By … leading urinal experts? Kubrick’s films? The Thirteen Years’ War in Prussia?
I just want to know what is informing this landmark in jovial urinal instruction.
Jun 11, 2007 at 7:49 am rating: 2
Guys like US
Pull up your skirt and piss like a man!
Jun 11, 2007 at 7:51 am rating: 1
i think it’s funny. i like this note.
Jun 11, 2007 at 8:27 am rating: 2
haha!! well at least guys can just go outside!
Jun 11, 2007 at 1:16 pm rating: 0
“Frankly” with perfect punctuation is by far the best part about this note.
Jun 11, 2007 at 6:19 pm rating: 4
The handle sticking up/down is obviously a problem with the urinal…
Jun 12, 2007 at 7:28 am rating: 1
Don’t play with it! I’m not a man, so I have to ask — do many of you tend to play with the urinal handle?
Jun 12, 2007 at 8:52 am rating: 2
@rroseselavy: For hours and hours.
Jun 12, 2007 at 9:58 am rating: 6
Make the sign of the cross? Is the urinal broken, or possessed?
Jun 12, 2007 at 7:12 pm rating: 4
This is one where less is more – i am dying to know who this person is! Frustrated user? Maintenance Guy? Concerned Observer? Obviously not someone empowered to fix it, hence the note. But the lack of context just leaves the motive, etc. to the imagination.
Jul 2, 2007 at 6:52 am rating: 3
Jul 3, 2007 at 10:05 am rating: 0
The giveaway is in the “I’m just not gonna use it”. I think the writer is the woman who cleans. Good on her! lol
Jul 12, 2007 at 1:17 am rating: 1
Sounds to me like someone who knows the urinal is broken, has complained and been fobbed off. A beautiful note indeed, emphasising well the vagaries of getting something to work properly when it patently doesn’t want to.
Jul 19, 2007 at 3:25 am rating: 6
The note is just begging for a “That’s what she said.”
Mar 26, 2009 at 11:42 am rating: 0
alban, i interpreted the note the same way you did and in that context, i thought it was pretty funny.
Jun 24, 2009 at 3:06 pm rating: 0
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