What goes in, must come out. The restroom/Holy Grail/zen area – whichever way you call it, the time you spend in it is arguably one of the few times when you can have some privacy as well as the luxury of taking your time to do your business.
At work, it’s no different; we spend the majority of our time at work so it’s not unusual that we spend more time at the office restroom than the one at home. The only difference is that unlike the one at your house, you share it with more people.
However, if you happen to be one of those few people who spend more time in the restroom more than others at work, chances are you might get some unwanted attention:
Your colleagues might be fussy about it
You might have a bowel condition or a bladder problem and you can’t help it so that’s understandable, but you colleagues might not be able to relate to your condition and they’ll soon be conjuring several hypothesis about you and your close association with the restroom. They might complain about “holding it” a little longer because of the aroma that you’ve just so ever kindly left in the rest room after your little business. As a consequence, your relationship with your colleagues might be affected.
Your boss might think that you’re lazy
Your boss might likely be the first person who notices this peculiar behavior as well as the first person to voice out. He/she might think that you’re just using the restroom as an excuse for slacking off from work and that you’re not actually doing your business but sleeping or playing games on your mobile – which could tarnish your reputation.
The cleaner might not appreciate it
Unless if you’re a responsible person who cleans up your mess (and that’s a big if), some other unfortunate soul would have to clean up your abomination, which most likely the cleaner that comes in once a week. Say goodbye to making friends with him/her because your artistic artwork in the restroom will be a nightmare for him/her.
Your truly have a condition
If you find the urge to visit the restroom frequently then you should seriously consult your doctor as it could be serious. If you feel the urge to pee frequently then it could be that you’ve some problems with your bladder or kidney.
For males, it could be a possible warning sign to prostrate problems. Likewise, bowel problems might reflect a poor digestive system, diet or lifestyle.
You’ll be an urban legend and have several pseudonyms
Your regular visits to the restroom will most likely the subject of gossip during breaks or gatherings. Your story will begin with “legend says that…”, stories about you (whether true or not) will suffice, your colleagues will formulate different hypothesis and theories about you and you’ll be a target for jokes. On top of that, you’ll be associated with pseudonyms like “crappy boy”, “the artist” and “A river runs through it” and get weird stares around at the office.
In the end, it’s nothing to be ashamed of
We’re all humans, so there would be a point in time where we need to go do our business, whatever the circumstances. But of course it’s not just strictly just for that purpose, we all use the restroom for different purposes, such as freshening up before heading for an important meeting, cleaning coffee stains on our pants, retouching makeups or even to making private phone calls.
If you happen to know someone who has a condition then you shouldn’t make fun of him/her because you’re not in the position to judge them because we’re not in their position. Besides, if you’re reading this at work then you’re already guilty as you should be working, not reading about weird articles!