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WATCH: Meeting descends into laughter as mayor leaves mic on in the toilet
‘When nature calls, even the mayor has to go.’

A MEETING OF Georgetown City Council in Texas was interrupted recently after the mayor went to the toilet in a bit too much of a hurry.

During a hearing on antibiotic resistance, Dale Ross handed the podium to City Councilwoman Rachel Jonrowe, before heading out the door.

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She barely made it a minute into her speech, however, when it became audibly clear that the mayor had forgotten to switch off his microphone before answering the call of nature.

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After days of perhaps understandable silence, Ross said today he wasn’t embarrassed by the incident, joking with the Austin American-Statesman newspaper that it was an example of his commitment to open and transparent government.

I think the average person can relate to this, that even the mayor — when nature calls — has to go.

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