SoCS: bodily functions

I had to whip past all the SoCS posts because I never read them before I write so they won’t influence my stream of consciousness.

There were a lot and you must have written them in the middle of the night. I caught ‘wind’ and ‘fart’ so I knew it was going to be a good one.

Then I went onto the website Linda gave us for inspiration. The first word blew me away; borborygmi.  I used to use that word all the time! When my stomach growled I would say, “Borborygmi” in a growly voice to match. I had forgotten it. I wonder if I’m getting stupider in my old age.

Come to think of it, my stomach doesn’t growl much anymore. I eat a lot more than I used to.

People don’t talk about their body functions very much, it’s generally considered rude. I do, so I know from the look on people’s faces that they don’t like it. It’s sort of a mild look of disgust.

And this is the main function I don’t tell people although it’s the elephant in the room of my mind: I go a lot in the morning, like 3 or 4 times over the course of two or three hours. When I went to work I had to set my alarm two hours early to have decent morning.

Going somewhere else is out of the question unless it’s a pressing problem. That is why I preferred starting my job at 10:00 rather than 8:00.

Retirement has been bliss for my bowels. Wake up whenever, have two coffees at my computer until whenever and go when I get the urge. I love it.

But now my fitness training course is going to start Monday at 9:00 a.m. I must be there bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and hopefully without a load in my pants.

So far the exercise classes for seniors have been at 8:30 in the morning. Forget it! They are training me and I will teaching a class for my Opening Doors group but I have been very vocal about not doing 8:30 classes.

The answer I keep getting is that lots of people come out for it. Well, good for them. Does that mean if you are not a morning person you are out of luck? I am fighting for those of us who enjoy our slow peaceful mornings. We have the whole day ahead of us!  Go out, drive in my car to people talking and goofy music playing? Torture.

But what I CAN’T say is;  I’m still pooping!


(Now I’m looking forward to reading what you guys wrote!)

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “bodily function.” Decide on one or write about a whole bunch of bodily functions. Bonus inspiration: here’s a website. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “SoCS: bodily functions

  1. 😀 I’m so “with you” on just saying no to early mornings. For the love of god, why???, if you are retired?! Meanwhile, I live in fear of morning pooping. I have severe IBS and so I don’t have a regular time to poop, and like you, once I do it isn’t usually just once. Now I’m working in a small office with about 5 other people and the bathroom is also used by clients and is also located next to the front desk. Walking by it one day I could hear someone PEEing in there. Oh god. Oh god. Nooooooooooooooo.

  2. Yep there are definitely some subjects we do not discuss even though it’s something that affects us all in one way or another. Like your honesty.

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