Okay, what is the deal with pooping in public? I have had my own issues with this since the whole Crohn's diagnosis back in 1995 but have worked my way up to being able to poop in a public restroom without really worrying what other people think, hear or smell. Frankly anymore, I just don't care. My stomach feeling better and my need to poop outranks everyone else. Selfish? Maybe. But hey, it works for me.
Recently, I have come across this girl who has issues pooping in public restrooms if anyone else is in there. I am not talking a one stall facility either. I am talking about a multiple stall, nice facility where people come and go to do their business. She has IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) but actually can stop herself from pooping if she tries to go and someone walks in the bathroom.
Now the problem isn't actually going in a public restroom which is another issue altogether. Those people just irritate the poop out of me and sadly, my daughter is one of them. Ironic, I know. But this girl doesn't mind going in a public restroom, she just doesn't want to poop while people are in there and she will wait in the stall until the coast is clear as too avoid the walk of shame out of the stall afterwards too.
I think this is a fear that a lot of people have. Some with bowel problems and some without. Is this a problem for you? Why is pooping so embarrassing? You have to poop - it's a natural process. Everyone poops. What's the big deal? Worried about the smell? It's a bathroom - it's supposed to smell. Worried about the noises? It's a bathroom - if the noises don't belong there, then where?
Okay, I'm off my soapbox now. Thoughts??