Another installment from the annals of the brain of Beth in the “why?” category. Why are we embarrassed to talk about bodily functions? I understand why you might not want to hear about them over a spaghetti dinner, but why are we embarrassed? And why are we only embarrassed about certain functions and not others? For example, no one has a problem saying they threw up, tossed the cookies, vomited, regurgitated or lost their lunch. However, you’ll rarely hear someone say (frat boys and 10 year olds excluded, of course) that they shit themselves into next week. Why is it OK to talk about projectiles from one end of the digestive tract but not the other? Neither of them is pleasant. Neither of them have the sweet smell of roses. They both can be quite unpleasant and painful, yet only one of them is not talked about. Does it stem from the fact that one happens in the confines of the WC (hopefully) while the other you can do in public without any serious repercussions? Is that why when a girl throws up after an evening of festivities, a potential suitor might offer to hold her hair? Bet he wouldn’t extend the same offer in the other scenario.
Things that make me go hmmmmmm.