I have a shy bladder.
I struggle in public restrooms sometimes. Most of the time, I have no problems. But every once in a while, I’ll walk up to a urinal and lock right up. Even if I walked into the restroom feeling like my eyeballs were floating, the entire I-have-to-urinate sensation will have dissipated.
This year will by my third visit to the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta. For the past two years, my shy bladder has kicked-in in full force during the conference. The lines are so long and everybody is staring at your back while you try to clear your mind. And there are no dividers between the urinals so I’m trying to stand really close to the urinal without touching it so no one sees my junk. I’m really weird about people seeing my junk. It’s MY junk. Don’t look at it.
But if you visit the restroom during a session, it’s like a ghost town in there. It’s seriously the best time to go. You can think. There’s no pressure. No one is staring at you impatiently. Then, when you’re done, you can take a nice little stroll around the concourse and check out the various vendors and organizations without wading through a throng of people. It’s a nice, relaxing time.
Are you going to be at Catalyst this year? I’m going to have some Insert Image stickers with me. If you see me, come say “Hi” and I’ll hook you up with a sticker.