In one evening watching TV I counted three different commercials for products that treat “overactive bladder”. This would have been disconcerting if I hadn’t been watching The Plumbing Channel, but it did get me thinking. Why isn’t there a product to treat shy bladders? I sometimes have this problem that I can’t go when there’s someone standing next to me, and I once stood in a public bathroom stall with one foot back against the door because there was no lock. The potential side effects for overactive bladder always seem to include dry mouth and difficulty urinating, so I guess anything that would treat shy bladder could have the side effects of needing to wear adult diapers because you’re running like a tap that can’t be turned off and excessive drooling. It must be a completely untapped problem because I know the pharmaceutical industry will target everything that’s potentially a problem, even something like shy bladder that, at least in my experience, is easily solved. I either drink one of those half gallon bottles of water and wait ’til I feel like a dam about to burst or I just relax, take a deep breath, and think about Niagara Falls. That always does it for me. Even just the mention sets me off. If you’ll excuse me I need to see a man about a horse, and I also need to urinate.