One thing that stood out (LOL) in Senator Larry Craig's arrest report (for soliciting public sex with other men in an airport restroom, you may remember) was all the weird foot-tapping, almost as if the wayward Republican had been attempting to recreate one of the more heartfelt tap dancing scenes in Pennies from Heaven or, more plausibly, rudimentary Morse Code for "I want to [give pleasure to] your [poultry-related euphemism for male genitalia]." The arresting officer reports:
At 1216 hours, Craig tapped his right foot. I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his toes several times and moves his foot closer to my foot. I moved my foot up and down slowly.
Is this tapping part of the secret, not-terribly-subtle or complicated code of the tearoom queens? Why yes, inquiring mind, it certainly is! From the same public toilet sex-enthusiast web site I quoted yesterday comes this helpful tip (emphasis mine):
If you are in the stalls, pick the stall that might offer the most privacy (if there is such a thing). Many Cruisers go for the handicap stall if there is one, because it offers the most room and is often at the farthest end of the washroom. Once there you can pull your pants down all the way to your ankles. This is a good sign that you open for business.
More and more public restrooms have automatic toilet flushing devices. Take a couple sheets of toilet paper folded, spit on an edge, and cover the electronic sensor. That way you can lean forward to check out other [people who give pleasure to poultry-related euphemisms for male genitalia] without the toilet automatically flushing.
If there is someone beside you, try tapping your foot once and see if he taps back. If he does, move your foot closer and do it again. After a couple taps back and forth, you are usually in luck. Clearing your throat can also be a good way of letting other guys in the restroom know you are there.
Poor Larry, he was doing everything right!
PS: For those of you yesterday who were wondering exactly how they... pleasure each other... under the stalls:
If there are no glory holes, you can go for under-the-stall action. Make sure that if you are on your knees having some guy [give you pleasure] underneath the stall, that you are flexible enough to quickly get up and recover should someone else come in. If there are glory holes, see the Glory Hole section of this guide for more info on getting off at your local hole.
This has been the most educational week ever on Princess Sparkle Pony!
UPDATE: From Thursday's Washington Post:
"If you are in the stall, you tap your foot, and if the person next to you taps a foot, you keep going back and forth until one person makes a move," he says. "Someone will then stick their hand underneath. Or they will pass a note on paper. Or, what I've heard is, when they think it's safe," they will move on to sexual contact in the space beneath the partition."
Wow, does that sound in any way familiar?