At a civi function on the weekend , I had to go for a piss, so I did. My boss, nice chap on my return did not frown or wave has hands at me mouthing the words "3 bottles of port". Now , just why does the mess have this , honestly stupid boys own rule of no pissing until some senior twat decides his bladder is bursting? Is there a historical background to it or is it just an Army thing that is done cos we is hard ( and risk a burst bladder) we do it thing? I know that the Navy went away from this a few years ago , aint no thing as a 3 line whip in their messes , so PO's can tell the PMC to "go away" . A few doos with fewer than 10 atendees the rules/stupid ideas were relaxed and , wow more people attended and had a good time? Your take ?