A woman was charging that someone stole her cell phone while a friend was supposed to be watching her purse so she wanted her friend to pay for the stolen charges and get her a new phone. Judge Judy asked her where she was going that she couldn’t take her purse and she told Judge Judy that she needed to go pee! Yes, I’m serious. Someone not only said this in court but also on a television program.
Okay. I know a lot or people who say this. I never would but I think it’s a “where you live” thing and just the differences in cultures and regions but I know an area where men say they have to “take a piss” and women say “I have to pee.” I just didn’t grow up saying that and it just sounds so crude somehow. I also know this term is very old fashioned but it’s really not ladylike.
But to say it on TV? I know men say things like “they have to see a man about a horse” or they’re “watering the grass” or some various terms and I know women who say they need to use the rest room or go to the “little girls room” and my personal favorite which I say is “I have to tinkle.” I’ve said it my whole life and still do say it if the situation arises.
How do you excuse yourself if someone asks? How is it in your area or when you grew up? What do most of the people you know say in this situation if asked?