Wednesday, March 12, 2008

How to Take Urines

Melissa says you have to stand outside the bathroom stall with the door open, sometimes you have to hold the door open, pressing high up on the chipped pink metal, because they often swing closed on their own. Some of the stalls have strips of torn fabric or pieces of clothesline to fasten around the corner of the door and keep it open. Then you try not to look at their faces and just watch what they're doing with their hands, make sure they're not pouring in anything from their pockets or underwear. Usually you don't have to talk. Sometimes they'll say something, but you don't have to respond.

2 comments:

Radish King said...

this is strong, muscular, feral. not a single word wasted. this will stay with me. brava, christine.
r

Collin said...

I agree. Such an unexpected topic, too. Great work.