Sunday, 17 April 2011


"You learn something new every day," so the saying goes.  And given how little I know about the world around me, that is certainly true in my case. 

But there's some stuff I would really rather not know. 

Take the existence of the "Shewee." 

Prior to yesterday afternoon, I had not heard of this new contraption which, according to the manufacturers, is "loved by women from all walks of life from polar explorers such as Ann Daniels to celebrities such as Fearne Cotton to those who are disabled; Shewee has revolutionised life for women everywhere." 

And if you are still in the dark, then here, dear friends, is its official product description:

"Shewee, the portable urinating device, is a moulded, water repellent plastic funnel that allows women to urinate whilst standing or sitting and without removing clothes.

"Uncomfortable squatting, sitting on unhygienic toilets and embarrassing bare bottoms are officially a thing of the past!"

Having read this, I remained genuinely none the wiser, so I sought further guidance from Vanessa (who thankfully is not a Shewee owner). 

And the best description for it we could agree on was a "pee chute" (as opposed to a pea shooter, which is something completely different). 

However, whilst I think I now know what it "does," I can't imagine for the life of me why anyone would want to do what it does. 

The one thing I can say for certain is that, at 39 years of age, I continue to have no clue what goes on in women's heads.

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