Beware the Turd Burglar

Survival Guide~HOW TO POOP AT WORK

We've all been there but don't like to admit it. As much as we try to convince ourselves otherwise, the WORK-POOP is inevitable. For those who hate pooping at work, following is the Survival Guide for taking a dump at work.

CROP DUSTING: When farting, you walk briskly around the office so the smell is not in your area and everyone else gets a whiff but doesn't know where it came from. Be careful when you do this. Do not stop until the full fart has been expelled. Walk an extra 30 feet to make sure the smell has left your pants.

This is the act of scouting out a bathroom before pooping. Walk in and check for other poopers. If there are others in the bathroom,
leave and come back again. Be careful not to become a FREQUENT FLYER. People may become suspicious if they catch you constantly going into the bathroom.

This is a fart that slips out while taking a leak at the urinal or forcing a poop in a stall. This is usually accompanied by a sudden wave of embarrassment. If you release an escapee, do not acknowledge it. Pretend it did not happen. If you are standing next to the farter in the urinal, pretend you did not hear it. No one likes an escapee. It is uncomfortable for all involved. Making a joke or laughing makes both parties feel uneasy.

When forcing a poop, several farts slip out at a machine gun pace. This is usually a side effect of diarrhea or a hangover. If this should happen, do not panic. Remain in the stall until everyone has left the bathroom to spare everyone the awkwardness of what just occurred.

The act of flushing the toilet the instant the poop hits the water. This reduces the amount of airtime the poop has to stink up the bathroom. This can help you avoid being caught doing the WALK OF SHAME. WALK OF SHAME: Walking from the stall, to the sink, to the door after you have just stunk the bathroom. This can be a very uncomfortable moment if someone walks in and busts you. As with farts, it is best to pretend that the smell does not exist. This very uncomfortable walk can be avoided with the use of the COURTESY FLUSH.

OUT OF THE CLOSET POOPER: This is a colleague who poops at work and is damn proud of it. You will often see an Out Of The Closet Pooper enter the bathroom with a newspaper or magazine under his or her arm. Always look around the office for the out Of The Closet Pooper before entering the bathroom.

A group of coworkers who band together to ensure emergency pooping goes off without incident. This group can help you to monitor the whereabouts of Out Of The Closet Poopers and identify SAFE HAVENS.

SAFE HAVENS: A Safe Haven is a seldom-used bathroom somewhere in the building where you can least expect visitors. Try floors that are predominantly of the opposite sex. This will reduce the odds of a pooper of your sex entering the bathroom.

This is someone who does not realize that you are in the stall and tries to force the door open. This is one of the most shocking and vulnerable moments that can occur when taking a poop at work. If this occurs, remain in the stall until the Turd Burglar leaves. This way you will avoid all uncomfortable eye contact.

CAMO-COUGH: A phony cough that alerts all new entrants into the bathroom that you are in a stall is called a Camo-Cough. This can be used to cover-up a WATERMELON, or to alert potential Turd Burglars. The Camo-Cough is very effective when used in conjunction with an ASTAIRE.

An Astaire is a subtle toe-tap that is used to alert potential Turd Burglars that you are occupying a stall. This will remove all doubt that the stall is occupied. If you hear an Astaire, leave the bathroom immediately so the pooper can poop in peace.

A watermelon is a big poop that creates a loud splash when hitting the toilet water. This is also an embarrassing incident. If you feel a Watermelon coming on, create a diversion. See CAMO-COUGH.

A case of diarrhea that creates a series of loud splashes in the toilet water. Often accompanied by an Escapee. Try using a Camo-Cough with an Astaire.

UNCLE TODD: An Uncle Todd is a bathroom user who seems to linger around forever. This person could spend extended lengths of time in front of the mirror or sitting on the pot. An Uncle Todd makes it difficult to relax while on the crapper, as you should always wait to poop when the bathroom is empty. This benefits you as well as other bathroom attendees.

Hope the Survival Guide helps, as the WORK-POOP is an inevitable part of life!

**this is NOT orginal. But it's so funny I nearly busted a gut reading it (ha ha, busted a gut, get it??). I tried to find the author to give proper credit, but it appears this has been circulating 'round the internetz for years so that proved impossible.


Givinya De Elba said...

I just loved this! If I've seen it before, I've forgotten it. Thanks for stopping by Killing a Fly and leaving comments - it's been great to hear from everyone!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

LOVED IT! LOL! Must of been one I deleted! It's better to go to the department stores RR...No one knows you there...you can turn around and wrinkle your nose as you are walking out, pretending the other person did it!

Kel said...

OMG..that is halarious!!!
BTW...I love your pic on Firecrackermomma's site. It was great! You are a sexy woman!!

Far From Perfect said...

this is too funny...I know all these people, most are ME.

Kathryn said...

That is too funny!

Tara R. said...

This was stinkin' hilarious (pun intended). Unfortunately the only bathrooms in my building, all three floors, are one seaters. There is no hiding at-work-poops if someone is waiting in hall for you to come out.

Love the glamour shot at Firecrakcer's... you have fabulous eyes. ;)

Setcret Agent Mama said...

We all poop. I'm not ashamed to admit it. Poop is something we all have in common and why I have this in my bookmarsk, I'll never know!


Rima said...

Poop is always funny, no doubt about it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! Hope to see you again soon . . .

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

hi dysf mom ~ i laughed so hard, tears were in my eyes. hahaha. thank u for this gut-busting laugh, kathleen :)

Groovy Mom said...

LOLOLOL! It's only funny because it's so true!

Insane Mama said...

It is SOOO true!

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Kimmylyn said...

This was laugh out loud funny!!!