When I read the lead-in for this week's Finish the Sentence Friday (Once, in public, I saw ...), I was immediately transported back to New Orleans. I had some friends in for Mardi Gras one year and took them to the French Quarter for a few parades and a night of debauchery. I would usually park my car at the office and walk over, but since I hadn't worked that day, I made the mistake of driving closer to all the action. It was a nightmare of traffic trying to get out!
At one point, we were stuck at an intersection waiting for things to start moving, and I noticed something going on off to our right. It was the back-side of a building, a street or two off Bourbon Street, so there was nothing going on there, yet we were looking at 15-20 guys in some sort of a line.
I started to crack up laughing, and the laughter started to spread through the car as the guys I was schlepping around with me realized what was going on ... one was tempted to jump in line, but I threatened him with bodily injury.
I supposed it could be considered polite of them, but they were all standing in line to PEE in the corner of the building!! Better than whipping it out just anywhere I suppose LOL.
That is one big problem with Mardi Gras! There are definitely not enough restrooms or porta potties to go around. Some of the bars and restaurants hand out tickets to grant access, so I made sure to plan ahead. While I was at work one day, I sent the guys off to play in the quarter and get friendly with some bartenders. If they wanted me to keep up with them drinking, they had to make sure I had access to a ladies room when I needed one!
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