If you dumped out my purse (purse, drawstring Crown Royal bag – same thing, really), you’d find the following: a wallet held together with nude dude bandaids, keys, reading glasses, a partially melted lip balm, a prayer card with a picture of my personal lord and savior Nancy Hicks-Gribble, and 12 to 14 expired Egg McMuffin coupons. You know, the usual. But if you were to dump out former supermodel Elle Macpherson’s purse, you’d find a urine testing kit. Not maybe you’ll find a urine testing kit, but you’ll always find a urine testing kit. When asked by the London Evening Standard what the most surprising thing in her handbag, Elle answered:
“A pH balance urine tester kit to check that I’m in an alkaline state. I believe that most ailments come from having an acidic body.”
Upon hearing this news, Gwyneth Paltrow screamed “Yeah…well…I carry around a urine AND a feces test AND a thing that measures the alkalinity of my crusty eye boogers, even though I don’t really need it, because I know I’ll always be super basic.” And that right there is my only science-y sounding joke.
So basically (ha!), Elle Macpherson is doing piss tests pretty much every time she hits the ladies room. Damn, that’s a lot of work! Half the time I’m in a public washroom, I’m making sure I don’t drop anything into the toilet or pissing on the back of my shirt. The rest of the time is spent wrapping my hand in one of those paper toilet seat covers so I can use it as a little brush to clean all the pubes and pee droplets off the seat. I can’t imagine also adding self-imposed urine test into all that.
Of course, the Twilight Zone ending to all of this would be if Elle went to her doctor complaining of feeling sick and he informed her that she has a severe case of urine poisoning of the hands. What a twist!