Wednesday, January 4, 2012


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.


LeeAnn said...

I'm so old I invented pancakes.

Liz said...

LeeAnn - Don't ever admit to that!! How old are pancakes anyway? Ha!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Cute how guys get the story wrong and still swear that that's the way the story goes.

Pancakes...I may have to test that theory.

Judy said...

Pancakes=ABSORBENCY. Come on, people. It's not rocket science!

Pat said...


Have you ever seen that sign: "I laughed so hard that the tears ran down my legs"?

Liz said...

Simone - Yes, he can't believe when I keep explaining that it's PANCAKES, not otameal. Now I see my friend Judy has commented that it's about absorbancy, I'll remind him of that. Maybe he'll remember next time (but probably not).

Judy - You DID tell me that years ago. I just didn't remember. I'll tell Angry and maybe he'll remember to leave the oatmeal out.

Pat - I've not seen or heard that. I'm going to steal it though!! HA!

Laura said...

I think of dirty gas station bathrooms to keep from having to pee.

Liz said...

Laura - Thinking of dirty gas station bathrooms would make me puke. I'd rather pee my pants! HA!