Pee jug, tea jug, lemonade keg, those gnarly yellow/orange containers of refined human byproducts are a scourge to the college kids forced to clean them up at the local truck stop. No wonder NIMBYs don’t want us around.
We return to r/Truckers for this refined topic
Yeah, it’s Tuesday and it is time for Rooster to cut loose on another bane of trucking: our bladders. My couple of years working in the hospital put me in the “expert opinion” chair for this one.
At one time in my trucking career, I was a “Giga-Chug” devotee. Bigger is better right? Well all those liquid calories have to come out some time, and “trucker lethargy” can cause you to lose bladder control.
So what does one do in the middle of a crowded truck stop a couple of hundred yards from salvation? You have two options. You can jump out of the truck, run to behind the trailer and water the flowers. Or grab the closest sealable container, plastic bags included and fill it up.
And pee bottles are not just a “man thing.” Female truckers are just as bad. Those oblong-shaped oil funnels ARE NOT OIL FUNNELS!
We are a victim of our own vices
Too much sodium, especially in roller dawgs and sodas, can cause you to need to go before you reach the next rest area. And drivers on blood pressure or “water pills” like Lasix will be hurting before too long as well.
Holding it until you can’t stand the pain is extremely unhealthy. It can lead to tearing and internal bleeding. Bladder infections are a hard issue to clear up and require some medications to help clear it out.
Try to time your potty breaks for when you have other duties to perform. Strap checks on flatbeds, leak and temperature/pressure checks on tankers are great times to “bleed the tanks.”
So let’s do the world a favor and try to take time for your bladder relief needs. There’s no reason we need to be refilling soda bottles and water jugs. I know it says “recycle” on the label, but I don’t think using it for a septic tank is what they meant.
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