Sharing The News: How Old Does Someone Have To Be To Hear It?
We received an anonymous submission last week:
"This is short. Last week I crapped my pants for the first time as an adult. The details are brief--I was caught in traffic and could not find a bathroom. When I did manage to pull into the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, it was too late.
"I pooped as I made the turn into the parking lot. There was nothing I could do to stop it, but I yelled out loud anyway.
"'Goddamnit! You have got to be kidding me!'
"I was so angry at my butt that I did not think about the fact that people might be looking at me, and sure enough there were. After I had turned off the car and banged my head against the steering wheel, I heard a little voice say, 'What's wrong with him?' I looked up and saw a kid about four years old pointing at me. His mother (I guess she was his mother), took his hand and led him away from my car. She gave me a funny look. I think she thought I was crazy.
"I felt so 'what's the use?' by that point that I almost leaned out the window and told the kid that I had just shat myself. Looking back, I wish I had. He would have had a great story to share at his next Show-and-Tell."
Would you have told the kid you had just pooped yourself, had you been in the author's place? Discuss.