Analysis / Potty Dance

It varies a bit, but common signs of the potty dance, sitting or standing, include:
  • Putting one's hands on one's genitals, or grabbing the clothes near them. Looks different from A Date with Rosie Palms as they are not usually acting lusty or enjoying it. People may also do this if they are the victims of a Groin Attack. Justified, since this may prevent pee from flowing out and thus prevent Potty Failure.
  • Moaning, whimpering, and/or stammering.
  • Pursed lips or clenching teeth.
  • Teary eyes.
  • Bending down a bit, especially forward.
  • Acting distracted. Obviously doesn't apply if they already have Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!. The reason for this in real life is because they are distracted by the Potty Emergency.
  • Swaying one's hips. However some people do this with regular dancing, so watch out for other signs, too.
  • Putting one's feet apart and knees together, or just crossing the legs.
  • Jumping from foot to foot or up and down, however more cowardly characters might do that when they are just worried, and more goofy/happy characters might do that because they are happy.
  • Worried or overly serious expression (which may also include squeezing eyes shut). Could also be a sign of anxiety.
  • Turning red in the face, which is also a sign of anxiety, embarrassment, or fever.
  • Sweating (Ditto).
  • Inability to be still; fidgeting and/or shaking.
  • Erratic walking pattern(s).

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