Diary I know this is extra personal but I was in the bathroom the other day at my office (the floor shares a 2 stall potty but there are only 2 offices occupied on this floor so it isn’t that bad sharing) and as I walked in I had to twosie super badly. I know gross and def TMI but the situation that arose got me thinking. I have super stage fright when it comes to even peeing in public. Our office powder room isn’t public, you do need a code to get into it but it isn’t mine at home which skeeves me out enough then having to poo is even worse. I try to avoid it at all costs but sometimes I have no choice. Usually no one is around so I can be in and out in a jiffy and no one is the wiser.
This time however I had to go and someone was in the other stall, which by the way is the handicapped stall and I know no one on our floor is but everyone uses that one and it peeves me to no end that they use it when the other potty is always free but I digress, I sat down on the pot and told myself its ok you can do it, it’s a normal function we all have and there is nothing to be embarrassed about. However my body felt differently about it, my urge to go was gone, just disappeared. I knew I had stage fright but this was just plain silly. So I continued to sit on the pot for an awkardly long amount of time waiting for the woman next to me to wash her hands and leave. The moment she did all was good to go and I went.
While sitting on the bowl I was thinking to myself if it were me and some lady just poo’d while I was sittin there I would be annoyed I don’t want to smell that or sit next to a stranger and get that intimate without her at least buying me a drink first but then I thought guys don’t care. If a dude is taking a super heinous dump and some other guy is peeing next to him they don’t think less of eachother. There is no decision regarding if they should or shouldn’t they just do. So why are we as women afraid to just let it go? I know it isn’t just me because I have had this convo with a few of my friends and the consensus is ladies just don’t do that. I do however have one friend who, I won’t lie I think is a little gross because she works in a big building with much bigger bathrooms and goes twosie no problem if folks are in there or not. I must also say she will call me regularly from the pot and although she is pooing and I know I don’t care about that but I do care that other people are around to hear it…weird probably but whatever.
So, I guess my question is what is the big deal? Should we hold it until the proper opportunity comes along to poo or do we do what we know every other guy does and just go when we have to? I can say I have been places where I have held it for hours ie in the beginning of relationships when you don’t want him to know you poo, fart or burp, and by the time I got home I thought I was going to burst. We are equals who cares right? We as women I feel are soo much harder on eachother for everything but should we really judging on bathroom behavior? Are we that influenced by being the consumate lady and mens opinions that we even think less of another woman who has to poop some place other than a super secret hide out that is flanked by scented candles, fans, fragrance and potourri in constant supply to mask any runaway odors with music just loud enough to cover any sounds that accidentally escape? I think we are crazy but apparently I take this issue so seriously my body literally would not expel until I had the place to myself. Again, I know a gross topic but I had to get it out, I had to post the questions because I know I am crazy about it but am I the only one?