There’s a football (rugby league) competition between NSW and Queensland each year, the State of Origin, with the winner being the side who wins the most of the three games played. End of background.
This year, after the last State of Origin game, a story came out in the papers that a woman had been spotted urinating in her seat during the match. Yes, you read that correctly. A grown woman (44 y/o) drops her pants in the middle of a crowded stadium, slides partly off her seat, urinates, and then pulls her pants back up. Not once taking her eyes off the action on the field. Some days later, of course, a video of it hits YouTube.
Today, in the Brisbane Sunday papers, one of the columnists raised a curly question. Who was the worst-behaved, the woman who actually did the deed (gross as it was) or the low-life who taped it and put it on YouTube for the world’s delectation? A tricky one indeed, and one I’d value the opinion of fellow e-Hellions about. 0717-11
I went hunting for the video in question and found it. The middle-aged woman is perched on the edge of her plastic seat urinating into it creating a puddle in the dip/concave area of the seat. As she stands up, the seat flips back into upright position obviously draining the urine onto the floor and she pulls her pants back up and joins another female companion at the railing. She never missed a beat watching the game. And she very clearly mooned everyone behind her. She’s so engrossed in watching the game that she is utterly oblivious to the videographer cackling his head off as he films her.
So, who is the worst behaved? That’s like asking, “Which Barbarian is worse? The one that kills you with a sword or the one that kills you with a spear?” You are dead either way.
I’d have to say that this is somewhat a supply and demand issue. There are always voyeurs and creeps out there who would love to exploit a situation for their personal gratification and pleasure. They have the “demand”, i.e. the desire to view, witness and/or record the strange and bizarre. People like the peeing woman supply them with the material they crave. If there was no supply of crass, vulgar people behaving in socially bizarre ways, there would be no material for them to satisfy their cravings. So, if the woman had not peed in her seat in a public place, there would have been nothing to video, no YouTube publication, no brouhaha, no email to Ehell. So, I guess I come down harder on the woman for initiating the sequence of events.
But sure to come up in the comments is how often men urinate in public. In searching for an image to accompany today’s post, I happened upon *many* images of men just whipping it out to pee wherever their little bladders desired. Note to the guys, umm….that’s pretty gross, too. It’s one thing to take a leak in the woods well hidden away from sight but peeing in public places is just vulgar and disgusting.