I have a very good friend, Judy, that I’ve known since high school. And no, I’m not telling you how long we’ve known each other. Everyone knows not to ask a girl how old she is.
When I got my driver’s license, we’d bum around town in my Mom’s car doing typical 16-year-old stuff. We go shopping (browsing really) at the mall; we’d go to McDonald's for Diet Cokes; we’d drive by the cute boys’ houses (I think that would be considered stalking in this day and age).
While enjoying ourselves, if one of us suddenly realized we needed to pee, the bathrooms were never nearby. My friend Judy would always say, “Just think about pancakes. That will help.”
Years ago I told Angry this story.
To this day when I do the “I gotta pee” routine (you can read about that here), the conversation goes something like this:
Angry: “Think about oatmeal.” Or is it potatoes?” He has never, ever gotten it right.
Me: “It’s pancakes.”
A: “Are you sure it’s not pudding?”
M: “It's pancakes and I still need to pee.”
A: "Well, think about pancakes then."
All these years later, I still don’t have concrete proof that that pancakes help you feel like not peeing. So much for that useful saying.