Put Some Water On It!

toiletI spent a number of years in the prison system and the majority of those years were spent as serving as a warden.  During my tenure working with inmates, families and correctional officers, I learned many great life lessons.  One lesson that I learned was “Put Some Water On It.”  This was a commonly used phrase in prison and the short and skinny of what “Put Some Water On It” means is as follows: 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 and (TG) too graphic; however I want you to get the picture.  Putting some water on it will ensure that the number 2 doesn’t stink up an entire 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 it would be great If we could politely yell “Put Some Water On It!”  It gets old having to deal with other’s 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? 

  • Hmm…

    Is there enough water for all the “poop” floating around these days…

    I agree…

    Let’s start flushing the shameless self promotion …

  • Sometimes this world can be so beautiful and other times it is like just one gigantic toilet bowl.I comfort myself with the knowledge that this is just a temporary place I’m living in and do the best I can to flush out my own problems and help others when I can. We need to all put on our grown-up panties and deal with things as they come up. Our adversary is roaming about seeking whom he may devour. Let’s not give him a foot hold or even a toe hold because if we don’t flush it, it piles up.

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