- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
You thought you were rid of me, BUT YOU ARE NOT! I’m back, with a post about something even the most self-righteous among us cannot avoid: pooping. (unless the self-righteous have figured out some way to wear their self-righteousness as a diaper, in which case part of me wants to ask follow-up questions while another part of me wants to sell the patent to P&G and never speak of it again)
The ladies’ room on my floor here is shared by around 20 women, and there are two stalls. But based on the number of times I have gone in there and found that one or both stalls stink to high hell, it seems that a large percentage of those 20 people poop at the office. There are a few that I happen to know poop here daily. And don’t ask me how I know that — the details are grim. Just trust that I know.
Now, I’m no shy pooper, but going at the office every day seems weird to me. I’d much, much rather go at home. If the need arises during the work day, I’ll certainly take care of business, but it’s not exactly part of my daily routine. After all, what if someone walks into the bathroom while I’m in there? These are coworkers, not strangers. My shoes would give me away, and I’d be forever marked as an Office Pooper. (haha, I wonder how that would be marked, exactly)
But, in talking to a good friend about this very issue, I was shocked to discover that she ALWAYS saves her morning go for the office. Her office is mostly men, and she feels the bathroom at work offers more privacy than the one at home, with husband and kids and dog running around. Plus, she doesn’t have to be the one to clean the toilet. It’s a win-win, she says!
And then on the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got my mom, who will hold it until she’s about to burst, because she says pooping in the office bathroom is rude. “Everyone who goes in there after you is subjected to your stench. You do that to your family, not your friends and certainly not your coworkers,” she says.
What are your thoughts on this critically important matter?