So what’s the point?
Quick answer… I thought it was a funny joke.
Longer answer… As I thought more about the idea of takethemiddle and three urinals, I thought about this idea of embracing awkward situations in life. I am more of a passive, non-conflict kind of a person and so I frequently avoided awkward situations because I wanted people to feel comfortable around me.
I’ve realized over time that this isn’t always the best course of action for life. Often we have to look at a situation, like three open urinals, and take the middle. If we don’t take the middle we often miss out on opportunities, we miss out on humour, we miss out on life in general.
So, what am I going to do with this? I don’t really know. Write some ideas on embracing awkward situations… Invite others to send in their stories on taking the middle… and let’s see where this goes.