“As spring approaches,” runs the latest press release from the makers of the Go Guy pocket urinal (motto: “When there is nowhere to go, go where you are”), “more truckers will be heading out onto the open road to haul their wares from state to state” — a pretty blanket statement, but likely valid considering historical seasonal upticks. “And in light of this,” the release continues, “U-R-IN Control … has a dire warning this spring for truckers and other long-haul drivers who think that ‘holding it for as long as they can’ is a sensible strategy for dealing with the urge to urinate: on the contrary, it may be extremely dangerous to one’s health.”
Company Partner Ron L. Wierks noted “long-term health effects” such as repeat urinary tract infections and more short-term problems — for instance, the potential of an involuntarily wet, sopping mess.
But a YouTube vid with a Go Guy pitchman may be an ultimately more effective seller. Drivers, meet Go Cousin Vinny:
"Until a formal regulation is established with clear guidelines and borders ...