Workplace bathroom anxiety is a thing and the office loo can be a pretty awkward space to navigate, especially when your bowels need to be emptied.
Presenter Eusebius McKaiser opened up about the fear he faces when using the office toilet and his extreme efforts to avoid co-workers.
Number one or number two? Many listeners phoned in to testify and share their own experiences of uncomfortable encounters with colleagues in the loo.
Below are some of the calls and tweets:
I find myself hanging on for a little bit longer until the person washes their hands and leaves. You'll find women in the bathroom keep talking and talking!— Khanya, caller
I even sneak out, as if I've done something wrong. I can't!— Judy, caller
I'm so awkward about it that I go to the bathroom on a different floor to where my company is at. I don't want anyone to recognise me, even if I've done nothing wrong I still sit and wait.— Dumi, caller
I have a fear of using the public toilets, even at work. If I need to go, I get into the car and just drive home to do what I need to do. Luckily I live 10 minutes away.— Siphiwe, caller
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@Eusebius Then there is dude who leaves all 4 other urinals and comes to the 1 next to u. Ati "eita". No fam, piss off (no pun).— Mzi Ndlovu (@ndlovu_mzingaye) April 11, 2017
So awkward.I never know if I should greet or not.Infact sometimes I sit by that red couch for while to ensure no1 has gone in before I go in https://t.co/cPthQHsa5F— Clement Manyathela (@TheRealClementM) April 11, 2017
I always use bathroom on the different floor. 😂😂🤗. Best advice; drop & flush 🤓.— Khuselwa Dyantyi (@dyantyiemy) April 11, 2017
Take a listen to all the honest and hilarious toilet chronicles:
@Eusebius. 😂😂The struggle is real i even know the busy bathroom times at work ...i even wait for the offpeak time....— Andile Duze (@AndileDuze1) April 11, 2017
The level of awkwardness depends on what you're doing in the bathroom... 😟— Hi, I'm Busang. A writer. (@TheBlackBeau) April 11, 2017
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