Men Peeing

So why don’t men just sit down and pee like we women do? This will be especially helpful when they are house guests.

A beautiful Lara Vapnyar story “Deaf and Blind” in this week’s New Yorker asks this question too, in a hilarious way. A deaf and blind person is going to be a dinner guest and this raises concerns.

“Is he neat with the toilet?” was my grandmother’s next question.

“Please, stop!” my mother begged her. But my grandfather thought this was a valid concern. He said that after he used the toilet my grandmother often asked him if he was blind. And that man really was blind!

But the toilet issue wasn’t what troubled my grandfather most.