Yesterday at work I had to go to the bathroom. Number one and number two. As a side note, I would never go number two if someone else is in the bathroom at the same time. I think pooping is a very private and personal thing, and why would I want to let someone else in on all of my bodily functions/noises? It’s not exactly…socially acceptable.
That said, I have been known to poop in a public bathroom when need be. I do, however, flush regularly (to lessen the smell factor) and use air freshener liberally (if it’s available).
If someone comes into the bathroom when I’m doing my business, I will just sit very quietly until they leave. It seems as if most other people do the same thing. I don’t think I’m strange in this regard.
As I went into the bathroom yesterday, I see that someone is already using one of the stalls. Dang! That means I’ll need to pee and hold the rest of it for a later time. My nose informs me that they are themselves pooping, making me want to get out of there all that much faster.
I sat down in one of the stalls to pee…and nothing happens. I strain, I push, I beg my bladder to let go of the liquid so that I can get the hell out of there. I hear “plop” from the other stall, indicating that the other person is continuing to get on with their business. So I try to hurry my “tinkling”, but, as has happened before, my bladder gets shy when put on the spot, and only a little trickle comes out. I accept this pittance and quickly flush to indicate to my fellow restroomer that I will be leaving soon and she can get on with her business. As I go to wash my hands, she flushes again and I’m startled when she actually walks out of the stall, essentially saying, “Yeah, I poop. So what?”
This does not make me respect her more or less, it just makes me look at her strange and think, “Huh.”
So…tell me! Has this ever happened to you?? 🙂