Everyone poops, sometimes even while they’re at work.
Where I work, there seems to be outrage about people pooping. Because it’s at work, pooping is crime. What? Why? Look, I am not a fan of walking into a recently defiled restroom area, but sometimes people just need to go potty and I feel good about that. We’re all here for 8 hours. What if someone suddenly realizes they need to go at 10:00 AM? Are they really supposed to hold it until 5:00 PM?
One of the women I work with came back from a bathroom break in horror – her eyes were blank, her face had lost its color. She was in shock. When we inquired, “What happened?”
She said, “Someone was going #2 in the bathroom. Oh my god. I want to barf.” Most of the other people around us agreed that what she had just been through was truly horrific. She was consoled by their outrage and genuine sympathy. How dare a person poop in a public restroom? How offensive? How outrageous? They were all so offended. No one stopped to think that maybe that pooper was not excited about having to go #2 at work, but sometimes the body does what the body wants. Have these people never dealt with a bought of unwanted gas?
Meanwhile, I was thinking, “Sure, I don’t want to experience that, but it’s a bathroom… so… it doesn’t seem all that weird.” Someone pooping in a bathroom is not novel to me. It’s normal. That’s where we’re supposed to do that.
I just don’t understand why this society is in denial of poop (by the way, that would be a terrifying name for a river…). We all do it. It’s going to happen. Chill out.
It’s just not healthy to hold that in all day. It’s not like people are maniacally planning to ruin other people’s bathroom experiences, they are just people who got to work, and thought… “Oh crap, I have to poop.” Then, they poop. They poop at work. They are trying to be discreet. They are trying to be quiet. They run down to that weird bathroom in the basement. They don’t want you to know.
No one wakes up in the morning and decides they want to poop at work. That’s not a thing. People don’t do that on purpose. You don’t decide when to get hungry, when to sneeze, when you’ll need to pee, or when you’ll need to poop.
They call it “Going to the bathroom,” for a reason. That reason is because it’s stuff you do in a bathroom. That’s where they are. Get over it.