“Ah, just give it some time, son. In a day or so, no one will even remember.”
Famous words spoken by every parent to every child. Just fill the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of embarrassment here ____. We’ve all been there, and more often than not, Mom or Dad was right. A few laughs. A few jeers. A few days. No one cares anymore.
And then there’s the kid that peed himself.
Remember that kid? Of course you do! No one forgets the time _____ peed himself in _____. That kind of stuff sticks in the brain like…well…pee in a carpet. Or pee on the hard courts of the Australian Open.
Tennis Fanhouse reports an Australian Open ball boy delayed a match between Donald Young and Christophe Rochus for 30 minutes when he had a little “oops I whizzed my pants.”
Young explained: "A ballboy started peeing on himself. So that was really unfortunate.''
Yeah, especially for Young who had just begun to seize momentum in the match.
"They came out with the blower,'' Young said, "and it wasn't working, so ...''
This is what I don’t get: it’s hardcourt tennis! It took ½ hour to dry that off? We had a dude in Wauwatosa Rec. League that was a chronic puker. The kid always wretched…just about every time on the court. It took all of 10 minutes for his rainbow yawn to bake onto that surface so firmly that it took multiple July thunderstorms to even make a dent in the top coat.
How much urine was coming out of this kid?
The only ball boy to have failed the tennis world more greatly is Kosmo Kramer.