Ever been in the woods hunting with your club, or a bunch of male detecting buddies and the closest restroom was 3 exits before the site? Been there. What do you do? You hold it for as long as humanly possible, then you gotta squat. Problem is, with all the camo your hunting buddies are wearing, how do you know where they are, or if they can see you in all your glory?
A female member of our club suggested keeping a coffee can in the car to be used in case of an emergency nature call. Great idea! I always keep one in the trunk just in case.
Carpooled? No coffee can? Then my method is to always make sure I’m wearing or have a sweat jacket that I can tie around my waist. When I gotta go, I find a hopefully secluded spot, make sure the jacket is tied, and do my business. I can still be seen, but at least it ain’t all hanging out.
Forgot your sweat jacket? Then….
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Comments on “The Bathroom Dilemma (for the ladies)”
Must say I never had the pleasure of detecting with a gal, and have never given this a thought. Guys are a different breed and just don’t give a damn (crude bastards aren’t we?).
Crude? Yes, but we learn to live with you all. Someone’s got to kill the creepy spiders.
Mrs John accompanies me detecting and it is a perennial problem, I assure you. I highlight this post in one of my own due to be published on the 8th March.
Thank Allyson … I was relieved to read that!
You’re too funny!
On many an occasion I have been a lone female detecting alongside several men so have first hand experience of the ‘dilemma’ us ladies have especially in the winter time when hedges are devoid of leaves.
On one lengthy detecting session John, none too quietly !!! asked if I had found a ‘quiet’ place . . . and quick as a flash one of the fellows who had overheard the question volunteered himself and the others who would form a circle around me thus maintaining my modesty.
The need for a bathroom visit instantly vanished!
A knee length light weight cape has been purchased should the need arise . . . . only trouble is that it is bright red!!
I’m laughing so hard I’m having trouble thinking! Leave it to the guys to turn a slight embarrassment into a major one. Maybe we could market a camouflage patterned cape? At least we would blend.
I must admit to wondering about what females do at detecting meets when it comes to bathroom visits…. not a subject I spend hours on I hasten to add.
Every week, when your body starts telling you to either, go now or I’ll take the choice away, you can bet the only female detecting on the field is the person detecting next to me, now I know it isn,t for the rugged good looks I have, or is that wish I have but, for the simple fact that God decided upon my birth to make me squirm with embarrassment at every opportunity he could.
I decided to look at facts behind the problem ….
I wake at 4.30 to 5.30 am with excitement of the days detecting ahead and the first thing I reach for is my extremely large Empire State Building mug, which I purchased at the top of the aforementioned skyscraper about 5 years ago.
I then proceed to fill the mug to the brim with tea every 45 minutes until it is time to leave for the weekly tectin session at about 8.45 am…. that equates to up to 6 cups at 750mls per cup or 4.5 Litres of tea, hardened alcoholics would be hard pushed to even down that amount of liquid in one session.
I think the answer speaks for itself……..
Well tea makes me nauseous in the morning, so my drink of choice is coffee. I try not to drink so much if I’m going out in the field. I assure you though, if it were me detecting with you, I would be the one making you squirm with embarrassment. I have yet to understand why women are inclined to “go” so frequently. Probably some anatomy anomoly.
As for the 750mls of tea….yikes….I’m assuming that must be a lot, it sounds it anyway. Us Americans, we don’t do metric. Apparently we refused due to learning disabilities 🙂 I’m sure I’ll take some flack for that. Happy Hunting!
Ooops just realised that John W could be mistaken for the detecting blog guru himself, sorry Mr Winter
Also in my haste to put pen to paper I forgot to say Hi Allyson, so Hi Allyson.
No problem. Hello to you also. Thanks for the comments.
Well, it’s Saturday morning and the time is 4.52am and have already been out of bed over an hour due to forgetting to throw the cat out last night.
The feel of a cold wet cats nose along with fishy cat breath on your face at 3.30 am pushes the boundaries of his cuteness to the ultimate.
Anyway, back to the story….
After yesterday’s thoughts on the drinking of copious amounts of tea before detecting sessions, I have tried to put the lessons learned into practice and am finding it impossible, I’m on my third cup as I type…
Oh well I guess habits are hard to break, especially those habits which give so much pleasure.
I have resigned myself to the fact that the pleasure gained from my tea drinking far outweighs the embarrassment it causes, have you ever tried to run full belt with crossed legs across a muddy field ?
It ain’t a pretty site….
Lastly for those of you in the States, here is the conversion from US pints to the dreaded European enforced metric system of the millilitre:
1 pint US = 473.176 millilitres.
Drinking 473 millilitres sounds far less greedy than downing a full US pint, don’t you think.
I beg to differ.
Drinking one pint, in my opinion, sounds better than drinking 473 of anything.
But if you know what a pint is equal to, and millilitres are your forte, I can see your point of view.
I do remember the “metric system” class in school, after they had spent 10 years teaching us otherwise, they decided we needed to learn metric. It was a disaster.
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