I forgot to ask you: I know that "urinal etiquette" should forbid talking. But I found that talking with my pee buddy was very relaxing while trying to urinate and then while urinating together. Once in Ireland I talked also with a French man with whom I entered a public toilet after we had looked for them together for quite a long time, and we both had quite high urgency. I told him something like: "You are French, aren't you? I could not wait anymore! I had to urinate!" He answered that he also was in trouble with his urgency. This was very relaxing for me. Another time (some years ago, I was in Paris, at a congress) it was the man beside me (he was at the same congress) who started the conversation. He said "What a stink" (there was actually quite a stink!!) and I answered something I don't remember. Also then it was relaxing for me. Do you think I did something wrong? or could I use also this technique, maybe speaking quite softly? Is it so wrong to tell (for example) "hello" to the fellows urinating when you approach the urinals? or to say "goodbye" to the others when you are finished? or maybe something in joke such as "Hope you have a good piss"? Tell me please your opinion.