Just something I find highly undignified. You know when you have to go to the doctor and pee in a cup?
Well, I have these routine blood tests I have to do and I’ve had them for months to get done. But I keep forgetting THE HOLY PEE CUP.
Shouldn’t be a big deal, right?
Except here in Italy, it’s all about BYOC: Bring Your Own Cup.
Meaning, you have to go to the pharmacy and buy the damn pee cup so that you can pee in it at home before you go to the lab.
Meaning, you then have to carry your damn pee cup to the lab with you, and hold it while you’re waiting.
Yes, hold it. Because YOU KNOW mamma’s not putting that in her purse. Oh HELLLL no.
So there you have it. Just a mini-rant.
When I was preggers with Vincenzo about four years ago (!), I had to do the pee cup routine once a month. And it was so super convenient, because, get this: my hospital where I did my tests, had a vending machine. Yes, folks. A pee cup vending machine. That sold the cups for 1 euro a piece.
M&Ms? Twix? Snickers? Forget about it. I’m talking CONTENITORE PER LE URINE. Woo baby.
Oh man. At the pharmacy today I paid a whopping 91 cents. Discount!
Sigh. Life in Italy. Always a little extra fun.
BTW you can spot the pee cup people. We’re all in the waiting room holding the box. Because, luckily, they sell it to you in a box. So you can be *sort of* discreet when you take it in.