Just a reminder that we are all Victims now -- Congratulations, people with shy bladders! You are now officially Victims, the most exalted class in American society, and will soon receive the federal protection you so richly deserve. TheDC’s Taylor Bigler reports:If you're not a victim of something, you're not trying hard enough.
"It could cost employers $2 billion in order to comply with an obscure regulation in the Americans with Disabilities Act that would cover people who are gun-shy in public restrooms. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, paruresis -- more commonly known as ‘shy bladder syndrome’ -- qualifies under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act as a disability. The International Paruresis Association defines paruresis as the ‘inability to urinate with others present’…The group claims that thousands of people suffering from paruresis have been unfairly fired because of their inability to urinate in public during a random drug screening test."
We like to have fun here at TheDC Morning, but there’s nothing to laugh at here. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, International Paruresis Association, in this noble struggle.
Rather than require employers to spend $2 billion to enable their neuroses, wouldn't it be cheaper and smarter to just give these people a pill to help them relax?