Friday, June 6, 2008

Jackie Chan could do it

I dont know what it is about urinals, but they always make me feel like doing a backflip. Not like in a figurative sense, but in a literal, Jackie Chan (or to a lesser extent Steven Seagal) type backflip. Maybe they are at just the right height but everytime I'm at one I just imagine putting my foot up on it and taking the leap.

Of course the practicality of this is pretty low. I mean, the thing is built to withstand maybe what, a cup, two cups of urine? I somehow doubt a grown man taking a flying leap off it came into the designer's minds. Wouldn't that make for some awkward conversation with facilities?

"How did this happen?"
"Well, I was attempting to do a backflip"
"A... backflip?"
"Yeah, you know... stand on it, completely flip over backwards, and land on your feet."
"What the hell would posses you to do a backflip off a urinal?"
" was the right height..."