So it’s usually rather difficult for me these days to get embarrassed, but I’ll admit, today I had a blushing moment.

I went in for my monthly doctor appointment—very familiar with the drill now: take blood pressure, check weight and give urine sample. (First, I have to preface this by telling you I use the bathroom rather frequently these days. Besides having a strategically placed baby, I drink water like it’s going out of style. I can usually count on taking a trip to the restroom about once every hour. Because of this habitual act, I can do it without even thinking and I don’t like to boast, but I’m rather speedy.) So back to the urine sample… I go into the bathroom grab my cup and write my name on it with a little smiley face and head in the stall to take care of another thing I think I’ve become rather good at. Well, as I go to reach for the toilet paper, I realize I’m still staring at an empty cup in my hand. As a key element to a urine sample is remembering to give one, I had for one minute slipped into my ‘go to the bathroom mode’ and completely forgot about the original reason I was using the restroom with an empty plastic cup.

Of course, I quickly think to myself, “Now, what do I do?” Facing the realization there was nothing else to give; I tossed the cup and went on a search to find the nurse and tell him what I had done. Thinking, it wasn’t that big of a deal, it wasn’t until I uttered the actual words, “I forgot to pee in my cup” backed by an incoherent explanation of my “go to the bathroom mode” that I began to feel slightly embarrassed. Expecting to hear, “Oh that happens all the time” the nurse chuckled while telling me I could just give one on the way out.


  1. Hahahahaha. I must say that's one of the best ones yet. You have no idea how many times I have that fear of something just like that happening the few times I've had to visit the doctor.

  2. I think this story is so funny. It is so something anyone would do. But what I think is funniest is that you did a smiley face, and then forgot to use it. But you're right, it was so embarassing until you had to actually say it. I don't know if I would've been able to get the words for fear of laughing so hard.