Another Kidney Stone!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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On the subject of frequent urination, he said he would pee in a bottle WHILE he was driving! He claims lots of drivers do that. Is that really true?

my father in law has said he does it all the time if hes driving cross country (personal vehicles, he doesn't hold a CDL). I've not attempted it, however I've tried to figure out how I'd need to position myself and the bottle to not make a mess and haven't been able to come up with anything. I wouldn't even try it as id hate for the truck to be soaked in urine if I hit a bump or overfill it, plus how much are you focused on the road. I have had to pull off on an ON ramp when it's been dark out due to no facilities around. From the time I pull off until I'm back on the highway it's easily less than 5 minutes. NEVER use the OFF ramp, vehicles are still moving at a high rate of speed. Be warned that if you're seen by anybody it can negatively impact your life by requiring you to register as a sex offender for exposing your genitalia. I'm all for people making the most money out there but when they decide making an extra dollar or 2 is more important than taking care of bodily functions I dont understand it. I try to get out and walk a little every couple hours to stretch the legs and it helps me feel more alert. Obviously our schedules dont always allow for it but that's what i try to do.

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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he said he would pee in a bottle WHILE he was driving! He claims lots of drivers do that. Is that really true?

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I'm sure there is no shortage of people doing it.

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C'mon guys, how many of you have done that? Fess up!

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We're not big on self-incrimination here. We teach best practices and we hope people follow our advice, but we don't put anyone in front of a jury.

Sorry, I meant that in a "tongue-in-cheek" sense. But if someone admitted they've done it, I'm sure nobody would tell your mother. LOL.

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