Reason #346 Why I Would Make An Awesome Reality TV Star:

I pee with the door open.

It doesn’t matter where I am. If I am in mid-conversation and I have to go, I feel like it’s rude to shut the door and stop talking to you.

So I just go, man.

Is that weird?

Get More Inspiration & Encouragement

Sign up to get my weekly(ish) email with personal stories, practical tips & links to recent blog posts. You'll also have access to exclusive discounts on products & events and a handful of freebies I've made just for you.

I save my best stuff for subscribers! Join us.

Your email will never be sold or shared, because I aspire to not be a jerk.


Check to display recent post from your own blog with your comment.

  1. avitable says:

    If you actually were a celebrity, there would be thousands of vagina photos scattered throughout the internet.

    And I’d be a very rich man.

  2. Hilly says:

    I’m just afraid that I’ll let out a little toot if I do that ;).

  3. Amanda says:

    I hate to tell you, but I’m pretty sure it’s considered more rude to urinate in front of people.

  4. please, please continue the conversation with me. but close the fucking door!


  5. Y2K Survivor says:

    I don’t know if it is rude, but it is pretty fuggin dumb! I can’t believe you would do that! Sheeesh, I learned at an early age if you wizz with the door open you’ll most likely get a ticket for public urination because you are backlit by the dome light. Have your drinking buddy just roll down the window next time, and keep the party going. Oh yeah, make sure he turns off the head lights too.

  6. Fantastagirl says:

    I don’t care if you keep talking, but shut the door.

  7. whall says:

    is “the door open” a euphemism for something kinky?

  8. bluepaintred says:

    Heh. I do that too.

  9. Jay says:

    I have no problem with the door being open. Especially if there is a webcam pointed at the bathroom.

  10. AmyD says:

    That’s it? :slaphead:

    I don’t get your peeing with the door open thing. I even lock the bathroom door. :lol:

  11. Mindy says:

    To each his/her own? My daughter does the same thing. She does it because she doesn’t want to be left out of anything or she is afraid she might miss something. If you were like that as a child than my daughter will never outgrow this.

  12. Dan says:

    Yes. Yes that is weird.

  13. Kay says:

    Hee! Avitable watches you pee! :clap:

  14. Turnbaby says:

    LMAO@ Kay

    You are so very much like my sister Laura was.

    The very first time she met my ex she had run into the townhouse to pee and he walked by the open door. She said ‘Hi’ like it was no biggie. He was a little freaked.

    If it’s my sisters or close girlfriends–no big deal. Of course I have gone in a horse stall before so maybe I’m not the one to ask *giggling*

  15. Dawn says:

    Can I be a guest star?? If I’m on the phone and have to go, I bring the phone with me, and do my thing. Some people realize it. Some people don’t… until I flush.

  16. Kimberly says:

    Why do you need another reason, then? Sign up for a show! That would be so awesome!! You should do Big Brother or Survivor. Send in the cheer leading video – you’ll nail it.

  17. Kimberly says:

    Just read comments and have to ask (Turnbaby)- is it normal to pee in a horse stall? My daughter’s riding instructor does that and I though she was coo coo.

  18. Turnbaby says:

    Kimberly: Yup–for horse people it is.

  19. FyreGoddess says:

    My best friend used to do that, then she moved to NYC and had roommates she didn’t know quite so intimately as her previous roommates.

    It broke her of that habit.

  20. Greeneyezz says:

    Laughing @Hello haha,
    I too would have to say, close the door but continue to talk to me! ;)


  21. Zanthera says:

    OK it’s not that weird to keep the door open while one pees but I find the weird thing is the fucktard who follows to watch one pee.

  22. ADW says:

    I poop while I am on the phone with you.

  23. Hallie says:

    As long as you poop with the door CLOSED!!


  24. Marissa says:

    I pee with it open.

    My husband thought I was nuts the first time, “What the hell are you doing? Waiting for a bus?”

    He has since just learned to let it go and accept his wife has no sense of what is “right”.

  25. Shelli says:

    No, I’m a little immodest like that, too. Most of the time while you are peeing, you aren’t showing privates, or at least my fat legs cover mine up, so what’s the big deal?

  26. NYCWD says:

    You are obviously fearless.

    I usually suffer from stage fright myself… so the door closes.

  27. Jen says:

    Oh GAWD! You’re one of THOSE people! My mom does this. Not in public, but at home. I really don’t need to see her peeing, or you for that matter! :dunno:

    The only person I pee in front of is my daughter and that’s because she doesn’t give me any choice!

    Boundaries people!!!

  28. greg t says:

    I guess after reading the comments that many of us are weird. I leave the door open some times but I am an exhibitionist. Now what was your excuse??

  29. Britt's Mom says:

    Well darling you come by it honestly, for the same reason AND because I might miss something. And for Pete’s sake it’s not like it takes me more than 3 seconds anyway.

  30. Miss Britt says:

    avitable: seeeee – so you should be promoting my Rock Star status.

    Hilly: if I am feeling at all tootish, I shut the door.

    Or clench my butt cheeks.

    Amanda: by whom exactly?

    hello haha narf: oh pshaw. Look away!

    Y2K Survivor: sage advice, as always.

    Fantastagirl: ok, another vote for shut the door. Duly noted.

    whall: oh dear God I hope not.

    bluepaintred: really?? :disco: Yay! I am not a freak!

    Or at least, I’m not the ONLY freak.

    Jay: you want to watch me pee?? Dude.

    AmyD: you lock the door?? And the house doesn’t explode around you when you do??

    I’m confused.

    Mindy: um, yeah, I think that’s mainly why I do it.

    So chances are – she’s not going to outgrow it.

    Dan: dammit.

    Kay: I know, how weird is THAT GUY?

    Turnbaby: I could never do that. I worked on a horse ranch and I just couldn’t. I’d go out before the barn against a tree before I’d pee in a horse stall.

    Probably because I was working as a stable hand – CLEANING the damn stalls.

    Dawn: I do that too!! Yes. We can pencil you in as a guest star.

    Kimberly: I don’t think I could do Big Brother, but Survivor let’s married old women on. So I might have a shot.

    Are they still doing Survivor??

    FyreGoddess: but that’s how you get intimate with the new roommates! At least, that’s what I’ve always found.

    Greeneyezz: and to you I say – LOOK AWAY!

    Zanthera: yeah, I don’t know what Adam’s deal is. He’s an odd one. Clearly.

    ADW: I’m cool with that.

    Hallie: yes, actually, I do close the door for that. Because.. um.. no. Just… no.

    Marissa: woo hoo! Another member of the Pee Parade!

    Shelli: EXACTLY! It’s not like you can see anything!

    NYCWD: stage fright? My bladder isn’t strong enough for stage fright.

    Jen: boundaries? What’s that?

    greg t: I don’t want to miss anything!

  31. Miss Britt says:

    Mom: LOL, I know.

  32. Em says:

    I don’t think it’s weird. But I’m a big pee with the door open kind of person too. What’s the big deal?

    My sister-in-law will leave the door open while she poops. And sometimes the kids come in and sit on her lap and she reads them a story. Now, THAT is weird.

  33. Turnbaby says:

    Yet another thing we have in common sugar. I spent my college and one of my law school summers working on horse farms grooming and helping train show horses. I’ve peed in many a stall.

  34. Poppy says:

    I’m a fan of open door peeing because if I close the door then when I open it Ripley is on the other side of the door staring up at me with her “why, Mama?” eyes and it breaks my heart.

    But, I try to close the door if I have company because I don’t want to be rude. If someone explicitly told me it wasn’t rude I would probably just leave the door open. But… ya know, only if that someone was the guy with stage fright. :cheese:

  35. Linda~ says:

    I so think you could do Big Brother…and win!


    P.S. I tinkle with the door open too.

  36. misi says:

    Yea no decency here either.
    What’s the big deal anyway?
    Unless you find pee erotic…. Hmmm…

  37. B.E. Earl says:

    I like to pee with the door open too. It gives you that sense of freedom that you normally only get when peeing on the neighbor’s rhodadendrun.

    Or their cat.

  38. DutchBitch says:

    OF COURSE that is NOT weird… Pffttt

    Why in the hell would that be weird?


  39. Finn says:

    I only pee with the door open at home. Unless we have company. So I suppose it depends on how close we are.

  40. Depends who you’re with. I, mean, I do it with my family, and I don’t mind if they do it, but a couple weeks ago I was interviewing a guy for a story and we were at his house and it was the first time we had ever met and HE did it! And it was the longest. pee. ever.

    It was awful.

  41. That reminds me of when I was in college and at a friends house. He had some other friends over and I went to pee. I left the door open and not only that but my friend was in the bathroom looking for something. His friends almost had a heart attack because they thought it was all so inappropriate. I generally shut the door when around other people now but at home NEVER.

    My mom was just here and she pees with the door open too. My husband just rolls his eyes at us. He’s a door closer.

  42. metalmom says:

    I don’t care if someone just happens to see me pee, but I don’t put on a show.However in nearly 28 years of marriage, I have NEVER seen Hubs pee. THAT is weird.

    I need to know: When Turnbaby peed in the stable, did she pee like a horse? *giggle and run away!*

  43. Lynda says:

    I pee with the door open at home, but not in other people’s homes. I don’t understand why it’s a big deal, unless you have people walking in and out of your house all the time, which I don’t.

  44. DCup says:

    Just another reason to love you.

  45. Kate says:

    If it’s family or a friend – not weird.
    If it’s the guy looking at your furnace or something like that – well it may be a little strange then. LOL!

  46. delmer says:

    Try it standing up with the door open. That’ll really give people something to talk about.

  47. ajooja says:

    Our bathroom door is never closed unless one of us has a visitor. We’re naked half the time too.

  48. Mattie says:

    So totally NOT weird.

    If you were in public, in front of people you didn’t know, it might be weird. But I so don’t think that’s what you do.

    And why should you care what anyone else thinks anyways? Your THE Miss Britt!

  49. Dragon says:

    I don’t think I could pee with someone watching me. :blush: I can’t even do it with someone on the phone. I have to call them back. :lmao:

  50. Honeybell says:

    This is where I reveal what an uptight wretch I am. I not only close the door, but I lock it, even when I’m home alone. And I’ve NEVER used the bathroom with Mr. Honeybell present.

  51. Haha….I’m a door open pee-er. If we have company, I’ll tell whoever i’m talking to, to either come to the bathroom with me or stand outside the door so I can leave it cracked enough to finish the conversation.

    Nah. Not wierd at all.

  52. Erin says:

    I am very much an Eliot Reed (or whatever her name is on Scrubs) when it comes to bathroom activity. If I had my way, not only would the door always be closed and locked but there would be no sound coming from either side of the door. I have had to learn, however, to leave the door cracked open a little bit so that the cat can come in and out or she freaks out. It’s a huge step for me. But, um, yeah, I have huge potty boundaries. Will’s family on the other hand–when his Dad was building their house in Texas, he didn’t even build walls around the master bathroom. Now THAT’s weird.

  53. Stephanie says:

    ::raises hand::

    I am a fellow exhibitionist pee-er.
    It’s equal opportunity, baby. I have mastered the art of peeing with the door open and being able to take of all business therein related without actually showing the va-jay-jay.

    It’s a true art form, peope. Recognize the skills, people, recognize the skills. :peace:

  54. After 4 million years of marriage, Candy Ass and I still do not pee in front of each other.

    And if girls could fart, I’d have to say we don’t fart in front of each other either. It’s the secret to marriage, I’m telling you. (Just don’t tell anyone else.)

  55. Sybil Law says:

    It doesn’t bother me at all when people pee in front of me, or me peeing in front of them. However, I don’t do it everywhere. But I do it a lot more when drinking. :)

  56. Tracy says:

    We pee with the door open all the time; I come from a family of open-door pee-ers. While I was staying with my mom & dad this weekend, my mom totally peed with the door open right in front of me. My dad will leave the door cracked most of the time, but I know for a fact that I have a PICTURE of him peeing with the door open, a picture that had to be DEVELOPED at a STORE. It makes me smile thinking of it.

    You go, girl. Pee how you want to.

  57. Tracy says:

    P.S. Lest you think I’m a total freak, Dad was doing the sit-down pee thing.

  58. Robina says:

    I had a friend that did that, in front of a male friend we were playing pool with! It shocked me and him, but then we busted up laughing. If you are talking to a real estate agent or a police officer you’ve never met and do that, it might be weird, but with friends? Nah, I don’t think so.

  59. Jayme says:

    I pee with the door open, my hubby hates it. I blame it on the fact that we were not allowed to lock the bathroom door when we were younger. There was one bathroom and seven kids… got sorta use to having SOMEONE in there going, “oh my god HURRY UP”
    To add to the fun, I would sit outside the bathroom when I was older living with my brother, he would on the toilet doing his thing with the door open and I would sit and have a conversation with him.
    Oddly though, while I will do my thing on the phone or with the door open, chatting people up, I do not like to brush my teeth in front of my husband. Or tweeze… for both those things I lock myself in. :crazy:

  60. I’m an open door gal myself (#1 only), but the hubs gets a little embarassed if I catch him.

  61. Karen says:

    I do too. Pretty much always.

  62. martymankins says:

    I do both “numbers” with the door open, unless someone comes over, then the door gets closed. I’m an open kind of guy.

  63. too hard to look away. kinda like a half naked train wreck!

    when i pee in a horse stall i make sure no one is around, but i have to even make sure that door is closed!

  64. *pixie* says:

    The only time I really close the bathroom door at home is when I’m taking a poop. Having a toddler who always wants in the bathroom with you doesn’t help. It started long before that though.

  65. Oh, yeah. I pee when I’m on the phone with people, once I cover the microphone end. But I currently only pee in front of the kids and my mother.

    Yeah, I have issues.

  66. JT says:

    What about when you’re on the phone? If I have to pee, and I’m talking on the phone, I figure they can’t see me, might as well go. Occasionally, when it’s whiz like a horse time, someone will ask, “Did you just pee, was that the toilet flushing?” I always just laugh and blow it off. :D

  67. I’m feeling extremely weird now. Not only do I pee with the door open, i sit in my husband’s lap when he is pooping. When we got married (35 years ago!) it was the only time that I was sure that I had his undivided attention.

  68. K8spade says:

    I usually just have whomever come in to the bathroom/stall with me. HOWEVER, I have a really hard time peeing in front of my husband. Or at work with other people in there. I’m a freak, aren’t I? Shit.

  69. Rayne says:

    ..i don’t mind having the door open – in fact, i never close it…but…i wait until everyone is out of proximity when it’s finally time to…um, tidy up…i haven’t yet mastered the “technical skills” thing, like stephanie…

  70. maman says:

    I thought that the open door came with Motherhood?

  71. kapgar says:

    I guess it would depend on the audience. How well do you have to know someone before you pee in front of them?

  72. Miss Britt says:

    Em: OK that’s not weird. That’s DISTURBING.

    Turnbaby: well, you live in Kentucky. That’s to be expected.

    Poppy: I think I am probably the rudest bitch around.

    Linda~: I think I need to watch this show.

    Nobody™: LOOK AWAY!

    misi: um, ew.

    B.E. Earl: are you my neighbor??

    DutchBitch: whew! I feel so relieved!

    Finn: well I don’t do it at Target – so there’s THAT.

    maggie, dammit: OK that is just wrong. Even I don’t go that far.

    radioactivegirltori: my husband doesn’t even notice anymore when my mom does it. Or he’s given up responding. LOL

    metalmom: is there a way to put on a show while peeing?

    I need to know this stuff.

    Lynda: I don’t think I do it at other people’s house.

    Unless we’re close. Then it’s Mi Casa, Su Casa, Baby!

    DCup: they are truly limitless.

    Kate: ok yeah, I can get on board with that.

    delmer: :lol: I don’t think I’m that coordinated.

    ajooja: me too! We are freaks here, I swear!

    Mattie: THE Miss Britt?

    oh man. I have to go tell my husband that. I’m pretty sure THE Miss Britt shouldn’t have to do laundry. LMAO.

    Dragon: OMG, you suffer from Shy Bladder. That’s a REAL syndrome!

    Honeybell: you LOCK the door when you are ALONE??

    Honey, we need to talk. You need to be liberated. Seriously.

    Sheila: well at least you warn them. Maybe I should try that.

    Erin: well I don’t have boundaries anywhere, so I guess no one should be surprised.

    Stephanie: damn straight! There’s no vajajay flashing going on here either!

    Undomestic Diva: oh man, my marriage is fucked.

    Sybil Law: oh Lord, let’s not even talk about when I’m drinking.

    I’m lucky if I make it indoors when I’ve been drinking.

    Tracy: for some reason, it’s just the women in our family.

    Robina: what might be weird is how many “friends” I consider close enough to pee in front.

    Or totally AWESOME, I guess.

    Jayme: I think we must be using the word “tweeze” differently.

    Or you’re crazy. ;-)

    Employee No. 3699: awww, that’s kind of cute.

    Karen: damn, we are a massive clan, us open-door pee-ers. Who knew?

    martymankins: I only pee with the door open. I have a thing about stink.

    hello haha narf: did you just call my vagina a train wreck??

    *pixie*: yeah, I don’t get how people with kids get the option.

    Coal Miner’s Granddaughter: your kids are young. They will wear down your dignity. Trust me.

    JT: I see no reason to get off the phone simply because I have to go.

    Been there, Done that: OK, you win weirdes habit of the day.

    K8spade: nah, you’re just a bit more shy than some of us.

    Rayne: it’s all in the knees.

    maman: me too!

    kapgar: ummmmmmm… what’s the answer here that won’t make me look rude?

  73. If someone sneaked into my apartment and stole my bathroom door, it would probably take me a good week to notice.

  74. I pee with the door open too. There is no modesty in this house at all. We all have the best conversations while someone is sitting on the toilet. It’s a way of life around here.

  75. Kris says:

    It’s only rude if you forget to shake it afterwards.

  76. Anonymous says:

    I pee all the time in the stable we have no loo! well there are at home and i am not coming in dirty need a pee i go don’t care, We have visitor over the other day and on said where is the loo, I said how mad do you need to go can you wait and there said there are busting. So was i at the point did not let on.

    Well the reply where ever you want! there said no the toilet i said this whole yard is you loo there were sure and looked for the loo and came back as said i can’t find anyway i said what there said a loo you will not i just about to go myself do you want to follow me?

    Yes please a loo fanatics now i can do although i could not find one, so i undone my trouse as i was walked opened the stable door, and just when did not bother to close it. She was standing there at the point crossed leg, i finished pull up my trouse and said there you are off you go it that easy.

    She would and just jump up and down on the spot and few minutes later i had to go and get something i said so you want to come she said is it ok it i wait hear sue no prombs . When i return there she was it full view have a pee. by this time i had to go again and went it the stable and joined her. She now come over a lot and also has a pee, although not we have a pee in the field in the open.

  77. - says:

    As our yard we have a pee stable, open house need to a pee do in and find a spot, there has been know up to 5 people taking a pee at a time? However for the normal private people, there a (Multi color) bucket outside take the bucket in the stable, and this means that you do not want to be walk in on.

    Work well most day we all pee in the stable :rolleyes:

« « Is This What U2 Meant By “Stuck In A Moment”? | So This Is What They Mean By The Big Bad Internet » »

Get the In Pursuit of Happiness Newsletter!

Stay inspired by weekly emails with personal stories, practical tips & links to recent blog posts. You’ll also have access to exclusive discounts on products & events and a handful of freebies I’ve made just for you.

I save my best stuff for subscribers. Sign up today for free!