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Of Kilts and Water Fountains
Posted By: Doc Hudson (adsl-074-171-234-092.sip.jan.bellsouth.net)
Date: 1/14/09 10:32
To our shorter bretheren, water fountains might not present a problem. If you have to stand on tip-toe to reach the water fountain, you can stop reading here. However, if you have to duck often, and perfect strangers often ask you to get things off the top shelf for them, this little ramble might be of interest.
OK Tall Guys, let's face it, water fountains are almost all pretty low, and many are below waist level. Water fountains, especially the midget height water fountains, present us with a problem in modesty that the folks six inches to a foot shorter do not face. Namely, how the heck do you manage to slake your thirst without answering myriads of unasked questions? Especially if one happens to be regimental!
What is a fellow to do?
One could throw caution to the wind and simply bend from the waist and drink untill someone raises the nerve to start chanting, " I see London, I see France, I see someone with no underpants!".
One could squat and hope to maintain modesty, if not dignity.
One could catch water in the hand and attempt to drink from it as Gideon's picked me did.
Or one could simply hope not to perish of thirst before reaching a more civilized locale where a fellow can get a glass of ice water.
I have another solution which I offer free of charge.
Carry your own cup/glass! I don't mean you should carry around a glass from your home kitchen or one of those abominable paper glasses from a fast food outlet. I mean a portable glass that folds and fits into your pocket or sporran easily. The collapsible plastic glass is the answer. Available from many sources and in many sizes from 2-oz to 8-oz. All offer a thirsty Kiltman a chance to slake his thirst without embarrassment.. They are compact enough to fit into a shirt, vest, or sporran pocketr with ease and can be quite inexpensive. Sometimes you can find them as cheap as 25-Cents (US) and Academy sports offers them for about $2.00 each. Or if you prefer the beauty of metal, you cqn find collapsible stainless steel cups ranging from $10.00 to $84.00. If you opt for stylish sterling silver, prices rise even higher..
Feel free to pick the size, style or price range you prefer, but my point is that every Kiltman actually needs a collapsible cup as part of his kilting equipment. It can save you embarrassment or even legal harassment.
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