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Re: [IP] BE LOUD, BE PROUD...TEST IN PUBLIC
In a message dated 10/13/99 1:00:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< I couldn't agree more!!! I stopped testing in restroooms years ago - >>
Gotta add my 2 cents here. I'm a bit late in reading my mail (like 8 days
behind) so forgive me if its already been said.
I've had only one bad outburst from an onlooker in my 20 years of testing in
public. I had been working hard all day since 7am without a break in the
110+ Arizona heat, when I finally had 15 minutes at 3pm for a bite to eat at
Wendy's. I sat down at a table by myself (the girl I was training went to
the restroom), took out my meter and tested before I ordered as usual. (Hey,
if I was realllllly low maybe I could justify a frosty!!) An older lady
stood up about 6 tables away and wailed "How dare you do that in public, its
disgusting! My husband does that in the privacy of our home every morning!
What's wrong with you!!" and she stormed out. Wonder how good his control
is? When my friend came back out, I was being comforted by all the other
people at Wendy's and she wanted to go out in the parking lot and teach that
"lady" some manners.
Most people are real cool about it and never ask. If they do, its easy to
explain. Pre-pump I also learned to discretely "shoot up" in public. I
decided this was preferable to trying to balance everything in a dark dirty
toilet booth. In my first days as DM I got lost in Disneyland trying to find
a restroom to take my lunchtime shot in. Didn't help that I was low for
In my opinion, do what's in your best interest and let them complain.
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