You've been there before....
You're out running errands, or at a theme park (cough, cough, Disney), or maybe even at church and you feel the sudden cramps and then you hear the gurgle, gurgle noise of your stomach. You squeeze your butt cheeks together and start praying, "Dear Lord, PUH-LEASE, not here." Before you know it, your only option is to run (as subtly as possible) to the nearest bathroom and hope no other person is in there.
Don't even play! You know it has happened to you before.
It happens to me a lot more than I'd like to admit. Or tell people. Or mention in this blog.
I've been at....
- dinner (out-to-eat)
- a mall
- football games
- in the car driving
- the doctor's office
- Mom's group
- A friend's house
- the Grocery store
Yep, it is likely I was that person that "ruined" the bathroom. I'm sorry. I couldn't help it. My digestive system HATES me. Seriously.
I decided to write this to help you out when you find yourself in that situation. In order to do that, I've compiled a list of things you should always keep in your purse:
- a small box of matches (light one, throw it in the toilet, it immediately removes the smell)
- body spray (you know...for the smell--in case you forgot your matches)
- something to read to take your mind off it (I have books on my precious, precious iPhone)
- Immodium AD (at least two should take care of the problem)
- flush as often as possible to eliminate as much smell as possible
- go in the largest bathroom if possible
- if you get in the handicap bathroom, run the water in the sink...it covers the sound.
- wipe a lot. each time you flush in fact
- never let on that it was YOU who made the disturbance