GENTLE LITTLE LIES
Has anyone else ever wanted to make up a fake bit of accepted public knowledge and see if it'll take hold, or is that just me? Two nights ago at Cafe Du Nord, I wanted for some reason to start spreading this one:
Most of the urinals in men's bathrooms have a small ceramic sculpture of a cartoon leprechaun near the drainage holes; it provides a target for drunk or clumsy customers to concentrate their aim upon. Thus, you may often hear men refer to taking a piss as "drowning the leprechaun," i.e. "I'll be right back, I gotta go drown the leprechaun."
I don't know where this urge comes from.