Barefoot crop duster

There are a lot of things that I do not miss about working in my former office.

  1. I no longer have a 90 minute commute in a stick shift.
  2. I no longer have CRS (can’t remember shit) and forget where I was going after getting up from my desk to go somewhere – was it the printer, the mail room, the kitchen or the bathroom? Maybe I should just do all of them since the walk is so incredibly long.
  3. My frustration levels for inanimate objects has been greatly reduced, especially printers that are on the other side of the building that don’t print when you ask them to. Then forget to tell you that instead of printing they are offline, spooling or have a paper jam and you learn this information after making the long walk to the printer with the hopes of retrieving your document. 
  4. I no longer have to share a restroom with people that insist on talking on their cell phones while doing business on the toilet.
  5. And, one of my favorites. I no longer have to worry about possibly running into the barefoot developer dude who wanders the halls crop dusting unsuspecting coworkers with silent toxic ass fumes.  Oh pink-slip hander-outter, my nostrils do thank you!

Barefoot crop duster developer dude, this post is for you. Note: I am not the author of the below. Don’t know who is, but it always gives me a good laugh.

How To Poop At Work

We’ve all been there but don’t like to admit it. We’ve all kicked back in our cubicles and suddenly felt something brewing down below. 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 really fast 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.

FLY BY

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.

ESCAPEE

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.

JAILBREAK

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.

COURTESY FLUSH

The act of flushing the toilet the instant the poop hits the water.This reduces the amount of air time 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 up 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. Can be avoided with the use of the COURTESY FLUSH.

OUT OF THE CLOSET POOPER

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 their arm. Always look around the office for the Out Of The Closet Pooper before entering the bathroom.

THE POOPING FRIENDS NETWORK (P.F.N)

A group of co-workers who band together to ensure emergency pooping goes off without incident. This group can help you to monitor the where abouts of Out Of The Closet Poopers, and identify SAFE HAVENS.

SAFE HAVENS

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.

TURD BURGLAR

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. This can be used to cover-up a WATERMELON, or to alert potential Turd Burglars. Very effective when used in conjunction with an ASTAIRE.

ASTAIRE

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.

WATERMELON

A 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.

HAVANA OMELET

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 TED

A bathroom user who seems to linger around forever. Could spend extended lengths of time in front of the mirror or sitting on the pot. An Uncle Ted 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 the other bathroom attendees.

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Barefoot crop duster

  1. sheesh, when I think of “Uncle Ted”, makes me worry that the senior senator from Massachusettes might be lurking outside the stall, wanting me to go drinking at Chappaquiddick with him. No bueno.

    Also, when performing the Astaire, make sure that your stance isn’t too wide.

  2. mm

    I was going to suggest you post the classic “how to poo at work” on your blog, but of course you beat me to it. This is worthy of an annual send out to all co-workers. Maybe something HR addresses in New Hire Orientation. I’ll suggest it when I attend mine next Monday.

  3. kurto

    Another term for the OUT OF THE CLOSET POOPER is an ‘UNCLE TOM’.
    I love the term Crop Dusting. That’s a beauty.

  4. Lisa

    Hilarious….I think we could be friends.

  5. joni

    OMG! I laughed so hard I made my abs hurt! Good thing, they needed a workout from all this jammy sitting at the computer!

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