LESSONS I LEARNED IN PRISON #2 “PUT SOME WATER ON IT”
A commonly used phrase in prison is “Put Some Water On It.” Okay here is the short and skinny of what “Put Some Water On It” really means. When an individual is using the bathroom; specifically the Number 2 other inmates will yell or politely say “Put Some Water On It.”
Generally inmates share a toilet in a small 8×10 cell, or the bathroom is located in a common area and “Putting Some Water On It” refers to flushing the toilet during a bile movement. Not only flushing but specifically flushing after each plop. I know that’s (TMI) too much information; however I want you to get the picture. Putting some water on it will ensure that the number 2 doesn’t stink up the rest of the area; in other words inmates don’t want to smell others’ stinky poop if they can avoid it.
Many times we have to smell others stinky poop: Bitterness, Jealousy, Gossiping, Envy, Addictions, Pride, Insecurities, Anger, Lying… and just want to yell or politely say “Put Some Water On It!” In other words people get sick of always having to deal with others stinky poop; especially when all they have to do is flush. Stop gossiping, stop lying, confess your addictions, humble yourself, get some accountability for your porn problem, get over your insecurities, stop wanting what other people have, get control of your debt… and “Put Some Water On It.”
I am all about helping people with their problem areas; because we all have them. Sometimes people (me, you, and others) need to just “Put Some Water On It,” flush the stinky poop and stop letting it just sit in the toilet.
Do you find yourself facing people and their situations and want to say “Put Some Water On It.” Are there areas of your life in which you need to “Put Some Water On It?” Honestly, do you just get sick and tired of stinky poop lingering in the toilet?