Thursday, June 5, 2008

D-244: Moral Dilemma

OK, look; I know the bathroom is not that far, but it's not all that close either. I'd call it about a 500 ft walk over loose gravel. The bigger issue, is that if you are wearing you're ACUs, then you have to put on your boots.

I drink about six to eight 1-Liter bottles of water everyday. The result is two-fold; one, I always have to pee. Two, spacious 1-Liter water bottles are plentiful and always on hand. I think you see where I'm going with this.

Is it OK to piss in water bottles in my room?

I'm not saying all the time. Just in times of distress, or at least extreme inconvenience. If I happen to be sitting around my room in PT gear, there's no question. I slip on my sneakers and run to the head. If I'm out and about, I'll always choose to go to the head rather than come back to my room specifically to piss in a bottle there.

But what about the middle of the night? Or how about when I am still in ACUs, stealing a well-deserved hour or so to listen to an album or watch Battlestar Galactica? Can I piss in my room then?

On the ship, it was common for a 6 or 8 man stateroom to designate one sink the "pissing sink." That's much worse, since the bathrooms are all pretty conveniently located nearby. But also better, because you're not left with a bottle of piss to get rid of. I was never really a big fan of the piss sink anyway, so this little sidebar is completely irrelevant.

Anyway, obviously I have and will continue to fill water bottles with urine in the same room that I sleep in. I'm just wondering how guilty and nasty I should feel about it. Your thoughts...
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