First i’ve gotta say that this site is great. I’ve shit my pants a fair few times in my life and always felt really embarrassed and self-conscious about it. I read some of these stories and it really made me feel better. Now, on to my own catharsis.
I was in Shanghai. I lived and worked in China at the time and was heading home to Nanjing after visiting a friend. I had just had KFC for lunch and took a taxi to the train station, about a twenty minute ride. Maybe ten minutes into it i started feeling like i needed to go pretty badly but i knew there were toilets at the station and i knew exactly where they were (i am pretty obsessed with knowing where toilets are at all times due to my history of shitting myself once every year or two) so i figured i would try to hold it.
I got to the station and was running up the stairs to the entrance when it started coming out. By the time i got to the station toilets it had all come out and it had run all the way down both legs and stained my shoes.
I cleaned up as best as i could. In this i was aided by having my backpack with a roll of toilet tissue in it. However, the damage was so bad there was only so much i could do.
My friend had gone to work so there was no way i could go back to his place and i needed to get back to Nanjing to work the next day, so i got onto the train. The ride was three hours long. I tried to stay out of people’s way but anyone who’s been to China will know that is pretty impossible anywhere, especially a train. People just stared at me with disgusted looks on their faces, and talked to each other about how badly i smelled, speculating on the cause.
By the time i got to Nanjing i was thoroughly humiliated and about as low as i have ever been. That night I spent hours trying to work out how to make sure it never happened again. I read up on exercises for the sphincter muscles, confidence training techniques, and appropriate diets.
Since then, it hasn’t happened to me in 5 or 6 years though i’ve had some close calls. It hasn’t happened until today that is, which is why I was online reading your stories in the first place.
Originally posted 2011-10-02 01:05:47.