The feeling as you sit in a movie theater, and suddenly you have to go to the bathroom during the climax of the movie has to be one of the worst feelings in the world; possibly rated as a top 10.As you silently curse at the cute concession guy for making you spend an extra 50 cents on the large soda, you wonder if I leave right now, am I missing anything?
This scenario may soon be a thing of the past with RunPee.com. And no I am not kidding. RunPee.com is literally what is sounds like, and will help you with your movie experience. The concept and site are very simple. Current movies in theaters are broken up into sequences of when are the best times to run and pee are. Included is a description of what to look for in the movie for that opportune time to leave. And if you want to know what you miss, the option to find out is scrambled at the bottom of the screen; all you have to do is click to find out. On some of the clips it even gives you a time frame of long you have until the next exciting moment. This gives how much you have to go and refill your drink plus flirt with the concession guy before heading back to the best parts of the movie.
But does this work? I tried out the run and pee method last Friday during the movie Fame.(side note on the movie, you may want to take a permanent bathroom break). I loaded the site on my phone, and when the urge came, I looked at my phone and saw in about 5 minutes, I could go run, pee, get that drink and would know what I missed. When the 5 minutes came I did just that. When I got back, I sat in my seat, and it was like I never missed a thing.Simply put, I love this tool.Yes, it maybe useless and should have saved my 50 cents, but hey when nature calls, you got to answer or not enjoy the rest of the movie.
The site itself doesn’t use fancy graphics and is still in its beta stage. However with a site like this, you really do not need something too bombastic and in your face. A simple fix up, couple graphics and movie clips will add to meat and bones of the site, but I believe the concept is original, and hey a little fun too!
You can also get RunPee.com via text or as an iPod and iPhone application. Your phone vibrates when the movie you programmed earlier when the best time to pee.I haven’t tried this feature, but maybe next time.
So go on and buy that extra large soda.In fact make it a double! You can run and pee now with no worries.