|1.||counting the ballroom chairs|
A phrase used when one needs to defecate (potty), but does not want to reveal it to the public. Generally used when with a group of people who know the actual meaning.
<person 1> I'm going to go count the ballroom chairs.
<person 2> (ignorant of the fact) Oh okay.
<person 3> (whispers to person 2) He's actually going to go poo!
<person 2> (surprised)Oh!