My girlfriend thinks I’m crazy because if I ever have to evacuate my bowels in public, I must find a restroom with no one else in it. The reasoning behind this is that I don’t like other guys hearing me take a dump, probably because I’m immature enough myself to snicker whenever I hear another guy taking a dump (particularly if they’re ripping giant farts while doing so). Hell, I laugh when I do it and make a lot of noise in the process. Poop is just funny. If I’m in an empty restroom going about my business and someone else comes in, I’ll usually pause until they’ve left again. I also won’t enter a stall if people are in the bathroom; sometimes I’ll pretend to use a urinal until they’re gone and then sneak into a stall.
Now, the reason I’m asking guys is because I’ve determined it’s totally different for women. Women always use the stall regardless of going #1 or #2, but when a guy goes into a stall you can pretty much guarantee they’re going to drop off some friends at the pool.
So who are my fellow men that tend to refrain from going #2 in a crowded public restroom? I know for a fact I’m not the only one (but perhaps I’m a little crazier than typical).
True, but say you were washing your hands while this was going on in the adjacent stall. You wouldn’t feel compelled to laugh to yourself? Maybe it’s just a combination of my immaturity of bathroom activities in addition to a bit of shyness.
I came to the realisation that nobody should ever have to apologise for any noises or smells that their bowels may make in a place that is explicitly designed and set aside for bowels to do their thing.
My brother and my guy friends have always had this “problem.” I’ve had to leave places on numerous occasions because someone has to take a dump. At home.
Now, I sort of get the impression that guys are wont to eat more weirdly than women when they’re out and it seems to me that they get upset stomachs/have to shit more than women. I’ve always been a “once a day” kinda gal, while dudes seem to have to go all the time.
My best friend is getting better about it as he gets older, as I am constantly ribbing him about the time we had to find an all-night place for him to stop for a gut-wrenching shit, because he refused to go at the baseball stadium.
Never bothered me, but then I’m usually a quiet dumper. Quite unlike some people at work, who, when they are in the next stall, sound like they haven’t taken a crap in a fortnight. It doesn’t seem to bother them either.
Sure it’s funny but you’d have to go with the flow if you were in that situation. The correct response to such a predicament is to yell, “aww YAH, THAT’S THE TICKET”… followed by a courtesy flush and: " OH DEAR GOD, call the janitor, it’s backing up".
For me, it’s not a matter of embarrassment - it’s a matter of how many noxious odors I think I’ll smell (sometimes my own is bad enough, but with other people’s added…). If it’s minimal, I’ll do it. If not, I’ll ponder my options.