WARNING: If the subject of poo bothers you, stop reading now, and check back on May 9th.
I was so excited for him to come to me. Although I’m still working out some issues with the particular experience I was about to share in therapy, the situation truly did change my life (very dramatically at first, but eventually for the better).
It was finally my turn and I excitedly shared my experience. Once I was through, I looked around felt myself burning red with embarrassment.
The class and the professor were not reacting the way I thought they would. Were they in disbelief? I couldn’t tell. There were questions and I answered as quickly as I could.
“Yes, there was poo everywhere,” I answered.
One of my classmates leaned over and whispered, “Where did she get the poo?”
To me, the question was irrelevant. ‘Where does anyone get poo?’ I thought, but I answered the best I could.
“Her butt,” I whispered back.
I looked to the front of the class where the professor was standing. He was still looking at me and heard my answer. He turned to erase the board and said, “Let’s move on.”
Do I lack class? Is it ok to talk about poo as openly as I do? There was a time when I couldn’t even say the word.
I realized after sharing in class that I talk about it too often and am much too open and comfortable with the subject for other’s standards.
I live amongst a community of people who, for some odd reason, think talking about it is just upright funny. Call it lack of maturity or what have you. I don’t really know how it happened. Just all of a sudden one day, it was the trendy topic of choice and kind of stuck.
It’s not always funny either. Sometimes it’s a very serious ‘I’m having a situation here’ conversation, and we’ll exchange medical advice or home remedies that might assist, but admittedly, most times, the subject is strictly for fun.
I have decided to clean up my potty talk. This week, I’m going to write all about it so I can get it out of my system and hopefully stop talking about it as often as I do. I hope to fill the new space with topics that aren’t so gross.
I have three stories on the subject (including the one I shared with my professor and my class last week) that I will cover. If you’re grossly fascinated, then please visit back often.
If you’re not so keen on the subject, I understand (most are not), but I ask for your forgiveness for being so crass. I will try very hard not to bring it up again after this week. Please come back then.
How It Is That I Came To Be So Comfortable With the Subject (Just As Comfortable Talking About It As I Am Talking About the Weather)